Located in Gameti, Northwest Territories, Canada, Gameti/Rae Lakes Airport is a public airport that is operated by the Government of the Northwest Territories. The airport serves with a small terminal building and a gravel-surfaced runway at a length of 914 metres or 3,000 feet. Elevated at 221 metres or 724 feet above mean sea level, the airport can be found on the map using the coordinates 64°06′58″N, 117°18′35″W.
Gameti, formerly known as Rae Lakes and officially the Tlicho Community Government of Gameti, is a community in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories in Canada. The name Gameti is said to mean ‘rabbit-net lake’ according to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
What to see & do
Focusing on what the North Slave Region and the Northwest Territories have to offer, some of the destinations and attractions that shouldn't be missed include Great Slave Lake, Giant Mine, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, the Wildcat Cafe, Yellowknife River, Ingraham Trail, the Gold Range, Northern Arts and Culture Centre, Nahanni National Park Reserve, and Mac the Moose, among others. The Great Slave Lake is considered the second largest of all the lakes to be found within the Northwest Territories, and is the tenth largest in the entire world. Some of the rivers that flow into the lake include Emile River, Snare River, Wecho River, Terhul River, Taltson River, Slave River, Yellowknife River, and Hay River, to name a few. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre or PWNHC is a museum and archives handled by the Government of the Northwest Territories. It is home to a sizable collection of items that represent the territories’ people, and cultures.
How to get around within Gameti
There is not much information found on travelling within Gameti. The Northwest Territories, however, can be explored by car, air, and bus or tram. The areas of the Northwest Territories are best explored by car; there are car hires available that are cost effective. The car hire companies can also advise on the best route within the territories to spot wildlife, among others. Travelling by air is also an option to be looked into since some parts of the Northwest Territories do not have roads and rails available. Some of the airlines that operate domestically include Northwestern Air, Air North, First Air, Canadian North,
North Wright Airways, Buffalo Airways, Air Tindi, Westjet, and Air Canada, to and from Yellowknife, Fort Good Hope, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik, Norman Wells, along with other communities and cities. Lastly, within the area, Frontier Coachlines has connecting buses to Yellowknife, Fort Smith, and Fort Simpson, five, three, and two times a week, respectively. Frontier Coachlines also meets with Greyhound Canada, by the Hay River.
How to get there
Gameti/Rae Lakes Airport only has flights that go into and out of local destinations within the Northwest Territories such as Wekweeti via Wekweètì Airport, Whatì via Whatì Airport, and Yellowknife via Yellowknife Airport. These destinations can be reached with flights provided by Air Tindi.
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