Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport (YND) is located 1.9 km northeast of Gatineau, Quebec. Also called Ottawa Gatineau Airport, it can handle domestic and international traffic. Ottawa and Gatineau are separated by the Ottawa River and the provincial boundary. You can find the cheapest flights to Ottawa Gatineau Airport by using Skyscanner’s flight search feature. All you have to do is tell it when you want to fly and you will see the cheapest airfares available. The airport is also home to a flying school and has a collection of airworthy vintage planes.
Airlines and Destinations
Gatineau-Ottawa Airport has regular scheduled service from just one airline. Air Liaison offers two daily flights between Ottawa Gatineau airport and Quebec City. The airport is also equipped to handle private aircraft and charter flights including flights from foreign countries. You can find all airlines that fly to Ottawa Gatineau Airport here, or find out more about Air Liaison.
Arriving at Ottawa Gatineau Airport
Most passengers arriving at Ottawa Gatineau Airport will not have to clear customs. Canadians do not need a passport but will require valid government issued photo identification. All regularly scheduled flights to Ottawa Gatineau are domestic, but international charter flights may also arrive here. The airport is best suited to smaller aircraft, and passengers will deplane on the tarmac so it is best to be aware of the weather before you travel. Many people here speak English and French, so service is readily available in both official languages. Check out Skyscanner’s whole month search tool to find the cheapest time to fly to Ottawa Gatineau.
The Ottawa Gatineau Airport has Canada Customs facilities to handle flights from outside of Canada. There is a landside restaurant with a breakfast and lunch menu. The licensed dining area has views of the airport’s single runway, and also offers take-out orders. The airport offers free wi-fi throughout the terminal, so be sure to download Skyscanner’s mobile app to make sure you can stay connected to the very best travel deals no matter where you go. Free parking in a lit and secure area is available to airport users.
Getting Away from Ottawa Gatineau Airport
You can get from the airport to Gatineau and Ottawa by traveling west on highway 50. You can also take a taxi into either city. The trip to Gatineau take around 20 minutes and the drive into Ottawa takes about 25 minutes. Car rentals are available from major rental companies with service at the airport.
Things to Do in Ottawa and Gatineau
Ottawa is Canada’s capital and home to the Parliament buildings on Capitol Hill. Visit the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau on the banks of the Ottawa River directly across from Parliament Hill. The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa covers all facets of the history of the military in Canada. Check out the Canadian Children’s Museum in Gatineau for an interactive experience full of hands-on exhibits. The Children’s Museum is located within the larger Canadian Museum of History. Book your hotel in either of these two cities and begin to explore Canada’s capital region.