With its flights to and from Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak, Yellowknife, and Ulukhaktok, via airlines Canadian North and First Air, Kugluktuk Airport is the airport that serves Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada. As a public airport it features a gravel surfaced runway that spans an estimated 1,600 metres or 5,500 feet in length. Kugluktuk Airport does not operate international flights. It is recommended to fly to Yellowknife Airport, and from there get to Calgary International Airport. Calgary International Airport serves Calgary, Alberta Canada. Among the flights that the airport currently operates includes international flights to destinations such as states within the United State of America, along with Cancún, Mexico; Manchester, United Kingdom; Paris, France; and Frankfurt, Germany through airlines such as Air Canada, Air Transat, British Airways, Condor, US Airways, and WestJet, to name a few.
Kugluktuk, ‘the place of moving water’, formerly known as Coppermine, is a small settlement by the mouth of Coppermine River. As a hamlet, the area is westward Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, southwest of Victoria Island. The community government relies on its traditional language Inuinnaqtun, which uses the Latin alphabet, instead of Inuktitut. Although a huge part of the signages in the area feature both
English and Inuinnaqtun, the traditional language is rarely seen and heard within Kugluktuk. The community features a post office, a Northern Store (a grocery owned by The North West Company), a co-op store, and a Hunters & Trappers Association, we well as two schools namely Kugluktuk High School and Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik. When in Kugluktuk, it is noticeable that the climate tends to lean towards sub-freezing annual temperatures, with its subarctic climate. Annual average high temperatures have been recorded at -6.1 degrees Celsius or 21 degrees Fahrenheit, while average low temperatures have been recorded at -14.4 degrees Celsius or 6.1 degrees Fahrenheit.