Peawanuck Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

The Kenora District is the largest region in Ontario, comprising almost 40 percent of the province's land area. The region has a few cities and towns but is mostly made up of First Nations reserves and settlements. With a population of under 300 people, Peawanuck is a very small and relatively isolated Cree community in the District. The settlement sits about 30 km from Hudson Bay. Peawanuck Airport (YPO) is the main gateway into this settlement.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to Peawanuck

As Peawanuck sits so far north, the settlement is very cold for most of the year. In fact, taking into account Peawanuck's average yearly temperatures, it is known to be one of the coldest places in all of Ontario. For the best chance at nice weather, you'll want to visit between June and August. However, even in the heart of the summer, expect temperatures to sit around a mild 10° C.

If you fly to Peawanuck from November to April, ice, ample snow, and below-freezing temperatures await. January and February are usually the coldest months, with most days sitting at -20° C or lower. Even if you consider yourself well-adjusted to Canada's cold temperatures, you'll want to bring your warmest clothing to Peawanuck.

Airlines that Fly to Peawanuck Airport

Peawanuck Airport is served by two airlines, Air Creebec and Thunder Airlines. Both airlines fly to and from the same five airports:

With the exception of Timmins Airport, all of these airports serve small First Nations settlements in Northern Ontario. Timmins Airport serves the larger city of Timmins and offers frequent nonstop flights to and from Toronto's two main airports, Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Toronto Island (YTZ). If you're flying to Peawanuck from another province, your flight route will have stops in Toronto and Timmins.

Arriving at Peawanuck Airport

Peawanuck Airport is a very small airport consisting of one passenger terminal. Since the airport only sees a couple flights a day on average, security checks and baggage claim will be quick. Though you'll likely hear Cree spoken in the settlement, most residents, including those who work at the airport, also speak English. The airport is located less than a five-minute drive from the settlement in normal conditions, but when the weather is poor, the drive can take longer. Certain wildlife tour companies in the Peawanuck area will provide transportation to and from the airport if booked in advance.

Peawanuck Airport Facilities

It's best to plan not to linger at Peawanuck Airport upon arrival. As an airport with minimal passenger activity, there will be little to no standard amenities. Extras, like free Wi-Fi and on-site banks, are also not available. Thankfully, you will not need to wait at the airport very long for your return flight, as the airlines recommend checking in only 45 minutes before flight departure.

What to See and Do in Peawanuck

As a small and isolated Cree settlement, you'll experience a unique sense of community when visiting Peawanuck. Interacting with the locals is a great way to learn about Cree history and customs. You'll also find beautiful handmade crafts for sale, including moccasins and mukluks.

Key tourist activities in Peawanuck all involve the outdoors. Fishing trips, canoe tours, and wildlife and nature hikes are all very popular activities. You'll have a chance of seeing animals like foxes, beavers, caribou, seals, and even white whales and polar bears. The adventurous may also choose to visit the Polar Bear Provincial Park, the largest park in Ontario. The park is very isolated and requires permission to visit in order to preserve the ecosystem.

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 Location Details

Longitude:85° 25' 59'' W
Latitude:54° 58' 59'' N

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