On the shores of the Albany River in northern Ontario sits Kashechewan First Nation, a Cree band government of about two thousand people. The picturesque community is also close to beautiful James Bay. To get to Kashechewan First Nation by air, you'll fly into Kashechewan Airport (ZKE). Finding the cheapest flights to Kashechewan is simple with Skyscanner. Simply enter your starting airport, travel dates, and destination ZKE into Skyscanner's flight search tool. You'll be directed to a list of all available flights on your vacation dates, sortable by travel time and price.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Kashechewan
Kashechewan is a generally cold and snowy place to visit. January is usually the coldest month of the year, but from October to April you can expect consistent below-freezing temperatures. Though most tourists avoid these chilly months, they can be fantastic for tourists who enjoy winter sports. Summers in Kashechewan are short but warm, with average temperatures around 15° C. Though June to August are the months with the most pleasant temperatures, severe thunderstorms do occur from time to time. Kashechewan is also prone to severe flooding in the spring months, so avoid visiting during this time. The community is in talks to be moved to higher ground to avoid these yearly spring evacuations.
Airlines that Fly to Kashechewan Airport
- Attawapiskat Airport (YAT)
- Fort Albany Airport (YFA)
- Moosonee Airport (YMO)
- Peawanuck Airport (YPO)
- Timmins Airport (YTS)
Of the five airports, Timmins Airport is the busiest. If you are flying to Kashechewan from a non-direct location, your stop will probably be at YTS. There are direct flights available between Timmins and Toronto's two major airports.
Arriving at Kashechewan Airport
Kashechewan Airport is a small airport made up of one passenger terminal. The airport sits just about a kilometre away from the community, meaning the trip by car is very quick. In the winter months, you may make the trip in via snowmobile, dogsled, or ATV, depending on the level of snowfall. When you book your Kashechewan hotel or accommodations, be sure to ask about transportation or shuttle service as taxis do not wait outside of arrivals.
Kashechewan Airport Facilities
Though there are several flights to Kashechewan each week, the planes are small and do not carry many passengers. For this reason, there are few amenities at Kashechewan Airport aside from standard ones like bathrooms and check-in desks. Instead, you'll have to make your way into the community to relax after your flight. On your way home, plan to be at the airport and checked in at least an hour before your flight is scheduled to leave.
What to See and Do in Kashechewan
Kashechewan is a small community with few tourist spots, so you will likely spend much of your trip outdoors. Fishing and canoeing in the Albany River are popular tourist activities in the summer. Hunting, camping, and hiking are also fun warm weather activities. In the winter, ice fishing and snowshoeing are great ways to pass the time. The community is also home to an outdoor sports field, used for soccer games in the summer, and an indoor arena, used for hockey games and skating year-round.