Red Lake Airport is the airport serving the municipality of Red Lake in Ontario, Canada. The airport is located 5.6 kilometres north of Red Lake. It offers commercial service, serves as an operating base for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and services private and commercial fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter operators that are located on site.
Red Lake is located 535 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. A municipality with town status, it consists of six small communities, namely: Balmertown, Cochenour, Madsen, McKenzie Island, Red Lake, and Starratt-Olsen. The Red Lake also contains one of the richest gold mines in the world.
The climate is mostly warm-summer continental, with the summer having a moderate climate and a little humidity, ideal for outdoor activities. The first snow doesn't drop until sometime in late October or early November. The snow lasts until late April.
What to see & do
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park - The 450,000-hectare Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is located west of Red Lake, bordering western Manitoba. The park is comprised of Canadian Shield and boreal forest. With over 2,000 kilometres of waterways through large interconnected lakes and rivers, Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is accessible only via float plane or canoe, and is a prime wilderness canoe destination. The park is also known for its archaeological sites that contain many Ojibwe pictographs.
Red Lake Recreation Centre - The municipality's recreation centre offers plenty of physical activities, including weight training, aerobics, fitness classes, table top sports, and other sports like basketball and squash. The centre is also equipped with a sauna and outdoor skating rink.
Hunting and Fishing - Many visitors come to Red Lake for the bountiful hunting opportunities. The wilderness in the area makes for a wonderful trek and a fulfilling day of hunting: with moose, black bear, and whitetail deer lurking about. Fishing is also a popular activity in Red Lake district, as its lakes and
rivers are filled with several fish species such as Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Walleye, and Yellow Purch. But fishing is not just a summer activity. Winter is still a great time to catch fish, so rent a cabin or check out ice fishing packages at certain resorts in the area and try your hand at ice fishing.
Snowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing - There's something both peaceful and exciting about snowmobiling through the many miles of groomed trails in the region. Visitors can also try out Cross Country Skiing if that's more your speed.
How to get around within Red Lake
Car rental agencies offer vehicles for rent. Red Lake is situated on the northern terminus of Highway 105, and is the northernmost town in Ontario located on a primary King's Highway.
How to get there
The airlines that serve the airport are Bearskin Airlines, Wasaya Airways, and Superior Airways. Bearskin Airlines operates regular flights from Dryden Regional Airport, Sioux Lookout Airport, Thunder Bay International Airport, and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Wasaya Airways operates from Sioux Lookout as well. Superior Airways offers charter flights to and from Thunder Bay and Winnipeg. All airports are based in Canada.
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