Lutselk'e Airport is located in Lutselk'e, Northwest Territories, Canada, at 62.418333 latitude and -110.682222 longitude. At 1.1 nautical miles, two kilometres or 1.3 miles to the northeast of the Lutselke community, the airport only has flights to Yellowknife, operated by Air Tindi. The airport is known to have caribou roaming around its runway thus making it challenging to use fly in and out in the evening. The airport serves with a gravel-surfaced runway that spans around 915 metres or 3,000 feet in length.
What to see & do
Lutselk'e or Lutselke, also spelt as Łutselk'e or Łutsel K'e is a designated authority within the North Slave Region, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The community is represented by the Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation and is part of the Akaitcho Territory Government. There are numerous destinations within the Northwest Territories, such as Aklavik, Deline, Fort Liard, Gameti, Inuvik, Tulita, Whati, Paulatuk, and Wrigley, to name a few. As a small community within the territories however, Lutselke does not have much tourist attraction although the area is still has numerous appealing destinations to offer. The Northwest Territories offers Nahanni National Park Reserve, Great Slave Lake, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, The Wildcat Cafe, Giant Mine, Fort Chambly, The Gold Range, Mac the Moose, in addition to Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac. Mac the Moose can be found within Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Claimed as the world’s largest moose, it is made of fibreglass and stands at 32 feet or around 9.8 metres tall, with an estimated weight of 10 tonnes. Among Moose Jaw’s most important stops, the giant moose was completed in 1984, and has been recently moved to a location close to the Trans-Canada highway, close to Moose Jaw’s visitors’ centre. Another stop to be explored is The Wildcat Cafe, a vintage log cabin within Yellowknife. It first opened in 1937 and is considered the oldest restaurant within the city.
How to get around
There is not much information on Lutselke and its modes of transportation. Although when focusing on the Northwest Territories, options for getting around include going by car via car hire, or by plane, among others. An efficient and cost-effective way to get around is by hiring a car to drive around, which gives travellers the freedom and the time needed to get to various destinations and following their personal itineraries. Most, if not all, of the car hire companies within the Northwest Territories are helpful enough to give advice on the best routes to spot wildlife, as well as the routes to take to get to destinations faster. Travelling throughout the territories by plane is also ideal. Some of the airlines within the Northwest Territories include Northwestern Air, Air North, First Air, Canadian North, North Wright Airways, Buffalo Airways, Air Tindi, Westjet and Air Canada, to Yellowknife, Fort Good Hope, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik, Norman Wells, along with other communities; there are flights done by bush pilots and by float planes to reach other destinations.
How to get there
Lutselk'e Airport is the airport that serves Lutselk'e within the Northwest Territories of Canada. It only has flights to and from Yellowknife via Yellowknife Airport, through Air Tindi. Lutselk’e or Lutselke is also served by Lutselk'e Water Aerodrome, which is located at 62.4 latitude and -110.75 longitude, on Great Slave Lake, and is open at around mid-June to September.