The Salluit Airport is a public airport located in the community of Salluit in Quebec, Canada. It is operated by the Administration Regionale Kativik, and is the main air service to the area. There are no roads going to this area, so to speak – so the airport provides the only means of access for residents and visitors alike. The airport's identifiers are YZG (IATA), and CYZG (TC LID). Elevation stands at 745 feet above mean sea level, with the airport hosting flights with a 3,523-feet gravel runway. Aircraft movements are not negative but are few as compared to major airports, only hitting 2,400 by the end of 2010.
What to see & do
The Salluit Airport is located In the Inuit community of Salluit. Salluit is the second northernmost Inuit community in Quebec, located on Sugluk Inlet close to the Hudson Strait. Its population was 1,347 in the Canada census of 2011. The name of the place literally means “The Thin Ones” in Inuktitut, referring to a time when local inhabitants were facing starvation as a result of a lack of wildlife. The first residential houses in the community were built in 1959, with Salluit being legally a municipality in 1979.
Basically, Salluit does not have many destinations, as the municipality only serves as a rural settlement. The northern waters bordering Salluit are too cold to be developed, and the only activity (if it is not frozen) to be done there is fishing. Alternately though, travellers who are looking for some type of adventure may head out of Salluit and explore the rest of Quebec. They may start by flying out to Quebec City, the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Quebec City is a highly urbanized and developed destination in the province, known for its Winter Carnival, its summer music festival, and its Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations. The city is also known for its Montmorency Falls, the basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort, and the Ice Hotel. Further, travellers may also fly to Montreal from Salluit. Montreal is another developed and urbanized city that holds the most number of inhabitants in the province. Montreal is picturesque, beautiful, and filled with places of interests and activities that travellers may partake on. They may visit Old Montreal where alluring European practices meet the Americas; check out the Notre-Dame Basilica's magnificence; or even see the Mount Royal, the inspiration of the name 'Montreal'.
How to get around within Salluit
The relatively small town of Salluit does not have road connections, and the only way to get in and out is through the airport. This means that chances of getting around are narrowed to walking, or biking (if available). There are no public transport modes here, and presence of land vehicles is rather slim and rare.
How to get there
The only way to get in and out of the city is through its airport. Services are provided by Air inuit. Destinations include Akulivik, Aupaluk, Invukjuak, Ivujivik, Kangiqsujuaq, Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq, Kuujjuarapik, Montreal, Puvirnituq, Quaqtaq, Quebec City, Sanikiluaq, Schefferville, Tasiujaq, and Umiujaq.
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