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The gateway to stunning western Labrador, Canada’s Wabush Airport is just over one mile northeast of Wabush and less than four miles from Labrador City. There is no public transportation from the airport to either of these cities, though taxis wait just outside of the terminal building to make the short journey into both if these cities. The most recommended way to leave the airport and arrive into Wabush and Labrador City is with car hire in Wabush Airport, which will also make it easy to explore around the region.
Who to Book With
There are a couple of well-known car rental agents that have presence at the airport, though it is best to compare rates and book a vehicle online in advance to ensure availability. Budget and National have counters in the terminal’s Baggage Claim area and vehicles can be collected right outside.
Need to Know Essentials
When collecting your vehicle you will need to present the following:
- Your UK driver’s licence (both parts)
- The credit card used to reserve the car rental
- A second form of identification, such as a passport
- Booking conformation
Parking is not a problem in Wabush and Labrador City as hotels provide spaces for their guests. The cities are quite small and easy to navigate, with their combined area only being around 33 square miles. Traffic is rarely a problem outside of common rush hours when locals head to the nearby mines to work. The Trans-Labrador Highway skirts Labrador City and is within minutes of Wabush Airport, making it easy to get in and out of the area to explore the magnificent surrounding landscapes.
For more information on driving here see our Guide to Canada.
The quickest and easiest way for arriving passengers to access the city is to self-drive. There is no public transportation at Wabush Airport, with taxis being the only other option available.
There are no train services at the airport though a taxi will take passengers from the airport to the Wabush Lake railway station or the Carol Lake railway station. Both of these stations are stops along the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway that connects western Labrador to northeast Quebec. This is operated by Tshiuetin Rail Transportation and the scenic journey from here to Quebec takes seven hours.
Taxi companies at the airport include CJ Cabs and EZ Cabs, both of which can be found outside of the terminal building. Taxis run on a meter system, starting at around £2 and then charging per kilometres driven.
Wabush Airport to Wabush city centre is around £5
Wabush Airport to Labrador City is around £8
There are no local bus services at the airport. There is also no public transportation in Wabush or Labrador City as well as within western Labrador so a car hire is almost essential for touring around.
Wabush Airport is a small airport that consists of just one terminal building. Flights travel between here and destinations throughout the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Quebec and New Brunswick. Those arriving from other destinations can do so via Montreal or Saint John’s.
There is a car park just opposite the passenger terminal building. Spaces are electrically-serviced and cost around £6 for 24 hours. Valet parking is also available and is around £19 for 24 hours.
There is currently no wireless internet service at the airport.
Information is available at the airport’s information desk or by contacting airport management directly. Airport security is also more than happy to help out newly arriving passengers.
Airport Management: +1 709 282 5412
All airports in Canada must provide services for passengers with reduced mobility, with Wabush Airport no exception.
Restaurants and Bars
There is one restaurant on site that also serves alcoholic beverages. The café serves up meals as well as snacks that can be taken away.
There are no VIP lounges at Wabush Airport, though this may change in the future.
Money and ATMs
There is no information as to whether or not there are ATMs or money exchange kiosks at Wabush Airport. However there are a number of ATMs and banks found in Labrador City.
There are currently no shopping facilities at Wabush Airport. If you do need to purchase something, there is a good sized shopping mall in Labrador City.