Lupin Airport (YWO)
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Lupin Mine, Nunavut Territory, Canada (CA) This airport is closed
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Lupin Airport Reviews (2)
In the 1950 and 60s this was known as Contwoyto Lake, where there was a small (4 person) camp operated by Pacific Western Airlines (since merged with Canadian Pacific Airlines, subsequently bought by Air Canada) but paid for by the Canadian Federal Government. I was one of the four man crew during 1965-66. There was a large Quonset hut and a smaller shed which housed a diesel generator, a backup generator, fuel, and a small tractor. At this time there was no official landing strip, just a dirt strip for emergencies. Planes used floats in the summer and skis on the lake in winter. The main function of the station was to operate a radio beacon (WO) and secondarily to radio weather observations hourly to Yellowknife, NWT.
Justin Assie March 23, 2006 at 11:57 pm
I spent two summers at Lupin as part of the reclamation team. The mine is shut down. I am unsure as to the future of the airport, with the opening of the Jerhico mine site.