Aupaluk Airport serves the northern village of Nunavic, located in the Nord-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada. Interestingly, Aupaluk is the least-populous Inuit community in Nunavik. Aupaluk literally means “where the earth is red” attributing it to its vast iron-bearing soil. Aupaluk is located on the western shore of Ungava Bay, north of Tasiujaq and south of Kangirsuk.
Given that it only houses a small Inuit population, Aupaluk Airport only flies to regional destinations. Its main air carrier Air Inuit flies to nearby Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq, and Tasiujaq. Admittedly, Aupaluk Airport is not equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, since the airport can be likened to that of a small facility no larger than a three-storey building.
If you want to fly out to other destinations, you can opt to drop by the Tasiujuaq Airport in Canada, the nearest airport to Aupaluk Airport, located approximately 73km from the latter. The former also serves regional destinations. If you opt for an international destination, you can go to the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, a far distance of about 1,394km from the Aupaluk Airport.
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport was established in 1939 after the closure of the Aérodrome Saint-Louis. It is located approximately 11km west-southwest of Quebec City. At present, the terminal building of the airport is capable of handling 1.4 million passengers annually, which flies to a number of destinations within Canada, as well as other cities in United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, among other destinations. While waiting for your next flight out of Canada, you can opt to stroll around the airport and do some shopping in Duty Free, or browse good reads in Relay. Both of the shops are located on the second floor just past the security check point. You can also opt to dine in Tim Hortons or Restaurant Altitude, also located on the second floor. If you are just after a quick bite, you can opt for the vending machines instead also located within the area.