A public airport located in Paulatuk, Northwest Territories, Canada is the Paulatuk (Nora Aliqatchialuk Ruben) Airport. The airport is located at 69.360556 latitude and -124.075833 longitude, and was named for Nora Aliqatchialuk Ruben who was the first ticket agent at the airport. The airport is also known as the only Canadian airport to be named after a woman. Paulatuk also has the Paulatuk Water Aerodrome, located by the Parry Peninsula's Darnley Bay near Paulatuk. The airport opens at around July to October, serving various floatplanes that fly within the area.
What to see & do
Paulatuk is a hamlet within the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories in Canada. When in the Northwest Territories within Canada, among the spots to be visited include Nahanni National Park Reserve, Great Slave Lake, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, The Wildcat Cafe, Ingraham Trail, Giant Mine, Yellowknife River, Fort Chambly, The Gold Range, Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac, Ursulines of Quebec, and Mac the Moose. The Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac, also known as Oka Abbey, was a Trappist Cistercian monastery within Oka, in Quebec. Its main monastery building is made of grey stone, with a dozen outbuildings, all within the 270 hectare property of the Abbey. Nahanni National Park Reserve, meanwhile, protects a part of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region. The park’s centerpiece is the South Nahanni River. It also features four canyons aptly referred to as First, Second, Third, and Fourth Canyon. The Nahanni National Park Reserve became a UNESCO World Heritage Site by the year of 1978. Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre or also referred to as PWNHC is the Government of the Northwest Territories' museum and archives. It serves as an archive for various materials that fully represent the cultures and history of the Northwest Territories or NWT. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre also plays a huge role on the documentation and providing of information pertaining to the cultures and history of the NWT, to name a few.
How to get around within Paulatuk
Paulatuk is not accessible by road; but getting around within the area can be done by walking. The airport that serves the hamlet, Paulatuk (Nora Aliqatchialuk Ruben) Airport, has flights provided by Aklak Air, reaching Inuvik, around three times per week.
How to get there
Located within Paulatuk, Northwest Territories, Canada is the Paulatuk (Nora Aliqatchialuk Ruben) Airport. The airport only has flights going into and out of Inuvik, via Kenn Borek Air operating as Aklak Air. In addition, during the summer time, there are floatplanes within the area that can use the nearby Paulatuk Water Aerodrome on top of the annual sealift which is provided by Northern Transportation Company Limited from Hay River.
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