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 Churchill Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Far in northern Manitoba, on the banks of the Hudson Bay, sits the small town of Churchill. This 900-person town is home to Aboriginal and non-native residents, creating a diverse cultural experience for those who visit. The main gateway into the town is Churchill Airport (YYQ). To find all the cheapest flights to Churchill, enter your starting location and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool, with YYQ as your destination. Skyscanner will search all available airlines flying that route and show you the cheapest way to fly.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Churchill

Churchill's subarctic climate means their winters are long and severe, beginning in October and lasting until April or May. January is usually the coldest month of the year, with temperatures sitting between -25° C and -30° C. The town also sees a large amount of snowfall throughout the winter. Though very cold, when properly dressed, Churchill can be a fun winter destination for snowmobiling and ice fishing. Winters are also when you'll have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

Summers in Churchill are cool to mild, though temperatures can sometimes rise to the mid-twenties. From June to August, you can expect about a third of the days to be rainy. The rest of the time, the days are sunny and pleasant, perfect for outdoor activities like camping and hiking.

Airlines that Fly to Churchill Airport

Year-round, First Air is the only airline offering scheduled passenger flights to and from Churchill Airport. First Air flies to and from Rankin Inlet Airport (YRT) in Nunavut and to and from Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) in Manitoba. Calm Air flies seasonally between Churchill Airport and Thompson Airport (YTH) in Thompson, Manitoba. If you're flying to Churchill from a non-direct destination, your stopover is likely to be in Winnipeg.

Arriving at Churchill Airport

Churchill Airport is a small, one-terminal airport located only minutes from the town. Though there are no car rental service counters within the airport, you can take a quick ride into town to Tamarack Rentals to reserve a truck, van, or SUV. Tamarack offers shuttle pickup service to and from the airport if you call in advance. Otherwise, there are sometimes taxi drivers waiting outside of the airport to make the short trip into town. In Churchill, there are a variety of hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts to choose from. Search through Skyscanner to book your Churchill accommodations at the right price and ensure availability for your travel dates.

Churchill Airport Facilities

The terminal at Churchill Airport is small but bright, with few special amenities. Though you may not be able to shop or stop for a snack, the airport's small size means you will be in and out with your baggage quickly. On your way home, aim to be checked in at least an hour before flight departure.

What to See and Do in Churchill

Polar bears are by far Churchill's main attraction. Though they can be seen year-round, most tour companies offer tours during the fall and early winter. During these full-day tours, you'll travel throughout the bears' natural habitat to truly get a glimpse into their lives. You may also see other animals like birds, rabbits, foxes, and caribou. Another popular tourist activity is the helicopter tour. From a helicopter, you'll get the most thorough and stunning view of the town of Churchill and its surrounding area.

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 Location Details

Longitude:94° 3' 54'' W
Latitude:58° 44' 21'' N
IATA code:YYQ
ICAO code:CYYQ

 Airport Location

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