Rigolet Airport (YRG) is a small airport located just west of Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador. The village of Rigolet is located at the edge of Hamilton Inlet on waters that are navigable year-round. You can find the cheapest flights to Rigolet by using the flight search feature from Skyscanner. Simply enter when you want to fly to Rigolet and you will be shown the cheapest flights available. Rigolet is only accessible by air and water. There are no roads leading to Rigolet, which is recognized as the southernmost Inuit community.
Airlines and Destinations
Rigolet Airlines is served by just one airline. PAL Airlines connects Rigolet to a number of northern communities including Nain, Natuashish, Hopedale, Postville, and Goose Bay through Air Borealis. The connections from larger centers further south are made through Goose Bay. You can find all airlines that fly to Rigolet here or read about more northern destinations from PAL Airlines.
Arriving at Rigolet Airport
All flights arriving at Rigolet Airport are considered domestic flights and originate within Newfoundland and Labrador. Canadians do not require a passport but must have valid government issued photo identification. The single crushed-rock runway handles only small aircraft, and passengers will get off the plane directly to the outdoors, so it is best to know the weather before you go. Check out Skyscanner’s whole month search tool to find the cheapest time to fly to Rigolet Airport.
The single terminal building at Rigolet Airport is very small. The year-round structure houses only the most basic necessities for checking in as well as a small waiting area. Passengers do not go through a security screening on these flights, and you will not find the usual amenities of larger airports here.
Getting Away from Rigolet Airport
The town of Rigolet does not have a public transportation service, so it is best to arrange a ride from the airport prior to your arrival. The drive from the airport to the town center takes only 5 minutes. To get to Rigolet from the airport, take Wolfrey’s Lakeview Drive and head east for 1.5 km. Accommodation options are rather limited in this village of 300, so be sure to book your hotel early to make sure you have a room in this unique northern community.
Things to Do in Rigolet
Rigolet is home to the longest boardwalk in North America, stretching over 8 km. There is a gazebo and viewfinder at the top of a hill providing sweeping views of Rigolet and the surrounding area. The Net Loft Museum offers a historic look at the fishing history of the community and the Hudson’s Bay Company which originally set up the net loft in 1876. Many species of fish, birds, and wildlife can be seen in and around Rigolet including moose, foxes, polar bears, and lynx, as well as Orca and Humpback whales. Local craftspeople sell clothing made from seal and moose hides. The annual salmon festival is held in August each year and includes dancing, strongman competitions, and a community salmon feast.