Located in Brochet, Manitoba in Canada, Brochet Airport can be found one nautical mile (1.9 kilometres or 1.2 miles) west of Brochet. Operated by the Government of Manitoba, this public type airport is located between 57.889444 latitude and -101.679167 longitude, with the coordinates 57°53′22″N, 101°40′45″W. The airport serves with a crushed rock runway, with the direction 03/21, and is 3,500 feet or 1,067 metres long. Brochet Airport resides at an elevation of 1,131 feet or 345 metres above mean sea level.
What to see & do
Brochet can be found within Northern Manitoba, along with other unincorporated communities, First Nations, and Aboriginal communities such as Barren Lands First Nation, Northlands First Nation, Sayisi Dene, Split Lake Cree, Fox Lake, Shamattawa, and Mathias Colomb. Brochet is situated on the northern shore of Reindeer Lake, near the Saskatchewan border. Within Brochet is a northern store and local businesses including a convenience store and pool hall. Beginning September every year, Brochet and the Barren Land Band host a fishing derby, as well as annual trout derby. The community also features events like winter and summer carnivals that last for five days. Winter activities in Brochet include snowmobile races, snow shoeing, and dog races; while summer activities include canoe races, biking, obstacle races, and boat paddling races.
Within the province of Manitoba, on the other hand, some of its noteworthy destinations include Mennonite Heritage Village, Kildonan Park, MTS Centre, Manitoba’s Children’s Museum, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Assiniboine Park, FortWhyte Alive, Lower Fort Garry, Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Manitoba Legislative Building, Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg Railway Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Shaw Park, McPhillips Station Casino, and Saint Boniface Cathedral, South Beach Casino, Manitoba Electrical Museum, Pavilion Gallery Museum, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, in addition to many more. Manitoba Electrical Museum, or the Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre, is a free to the public museum that is dedicated to the electrical history within the province. It follows through the history of six themes starting from 1870 to the present, with a small peak into the future. The museum has hands-on safety activities, as well as some seasonal displays, in addition to movies that tackle topics about electricity and electrical safety. One of the museum’s permanent residents is a turbine runner. Winnipeg Railway Museum, another attraction, can be found by tracks 1 and 2 in Winnipeg’s Via Rail which operated Union Station within Manitoba. The museum is a non-profit organisation operated by volunteers that come from the Midwestern Rail Association. It preserves and promotes railway heritage within the regions of Lakehead and the Rockies, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Hudson Bay, and the places in between. The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, established in 1971, was formerly referred to as the Morden and District Museum. It is home to the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in all of Canada. The museum has been given the status of a ‘Manitoba Star Attraction’ setting the museum as one of the must-see attractions within the province, for families, children, and paleo-enthusiasts, among others.
Brochet has no road service available all year-round. The community has a winter road that can be used during the winter season (January to March). The area is only accessible by plane during the summer season.
How to get there
Brochet Airport, serving Brochet in Manitoba, Canada, has flights to and from Thompson and Winnipeg, both within Manitoba. The flights are operated by Perimeter Aviation.