Gjoa Haven Airport is a public airport serving Gjoa Haven of Nunavut, the largest, northernmost, and newest Canadian territory. The airport facility is situated 2.8km southwest of the city centre. The government of Nunavut runs operations within the airport. Gjoa Haven Airport resides at an elevation of 154 feet / 47 metres above mean sea level.
Gjoa Haven is also called Uqsuqtuuq means 'lots of fat' in Inuktitut, referring to the blubbery sea mammals in the bodies of water nearby. The hamlet is the only settlement in King William Island, located above the Arctic Circle, in the Kitikmeot Region, 1,056km northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. It has a population of only a little over 1,000 people, 95% of whom are Inuit.
Fans of Arctic history will learn a lot from the cultural venues present in Gjoa Haven, such as the Hamlet Centre, the Northwest Passage Territorial Trail, and the Heritage Centre. Fans of the great outdoors can take their pick of outdoor ventures, from relaxing activities like berry picking and bird watching, to more exciting activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, and boating. Gjoa Haven also boasts of a vibrant arts and crafts scene; carvers are extremely talented in their craft and are famous for their renditions of shamanistic faces, while skilled seamstresses make wonderful pieces of Inuit clothing.
Gjoa Haven Airport is served by two airlines: Canadian North and First Air. The two offer scheduled passenger services to nearby destinations within Canada. Flights that depart from Gjoa Haven Airport arrive at Cambridge Bay Airport in Cambridge Bay, Kugaaruk Airport (formerly called Pelly Bay Townsite Airport) in Kugaaruk (formerly called Pelly Bay), Kugluktuk Airport in Kugluktuk, and Taloyoak Airport in Taloyoak.
A few of the hotels near Gjoa Haven Airport are Days Inn and Suites Yellowknife, The Yellowknife Inn, Coast Fraser Tower, Frobisher Inn, Hotel Arctic, and Capital Suites Iqaluit.