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Getting to Blue Water Aviation /Aikens Lake

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Flying

Commercial

Flying Commercially into Winnipeg: We will have our driver waiting for you right at the luggage claim at the airport. They will be displaying a clipboard with the Aikens Lake signature maple leaf logo on it. In case you don't connect with the driver right away, try calling the driver's cell phone @ 204-390-3610. Rachelle Soriano runs our ground transportation service and she can be reached at 204-771-9488 if you can't connect with the driver. Or you can try us up at the lodge at 204-237-5253.

Private

Flying Privately on wheels: For those that fly into Lac Du Bonnet (CYAX) on private plane, our float planes will literally be a few hundred yards from your landing strip. There is a 3,604 ft asphalt landing strip at CYAX.

Flying Privately on floats: You can fly directly to Aikens if you have your own float plane! Our GPS coordinates are: N51.203980, W95.310352. The lodge is located on the large peninsula on the NE side of the lake.

If flying privately into Winnipeg, our driver will be waiting for you at the private airport. They will be displaying a clipboard with the Aikens Lake signature maple leaf logo on it. In case you don't connect with the driver right away, try calling the driver's cell phone @ 204-390-3610. Rachelle Soriano runs our ground transportation service and she can be reached at 204-771-9488 if you can't connect with the driver. Or you can try us up at the lodge at 204-237-5253.

Driving

Driving from Winnipeg

Driving yourself to Blue Water Aviation in Silver Falls: If you are driving yourself to our float base in Silver Falls, here is how you get to Blue Water Aviation:

Blue Water Aviation
101145 Highway 11
Silver Falls Airport
Pine Falls, MB R0E 1M0
204-367-2762

Blue Water Aviation Silver Falls is approximately 90 minutes Northeast of Winnipeg on Highway 11.

Blue Water Aviation Bissett is approximately 180 minutes Northeast of Winnipeg on Highway 304

DIRECTIONS FROM WINNIPEG TO SILVER FALLS, MB

  • Enter Winnipeg on the 75, quickly turn right (East) on the perimeter highway 101
  • Turn left on Hwy. 59 (North) and leave Winnipeg
  • After about 45-60 minutes on 59, take a right turn (East) on Hwy. 304
  • About another 20 minutes to Hwy. 11, where you turn right again (south)
  • (If you go over the big dam, you went too far!)
  • Drive six miles to Silver Falls. Blue Water Aviation is located one half-mile south of Silver Falls on the Winnipeg River.
  • The trip once you leave Winnipeg is about 80 miles (approximately an hour and a half drive)

Driving from the USA

Driving yourself to Blue Water Aviation in Silver Falls: If you are driving yourself to our float base in Silver Falls, here is how you get to Blue Water Aviation:

Blue Water Aviation
101145 Highway 11
Silver Falls Airport
Pine Falls, MB R0E 1M0
204-367-2762

Blue Water Aviation Silver Falls is approximately 90 minutes Northeast of Winnipeg on Highway 11.

Blue Water Aviation Bissett is approximately 180 minutes Northeast of Winnipeg on Highway 304

DISTANCES IN MILES TO SILVER FALLS, MANITOBA

  • Chicago 880
  • Madison 745
  • Denver 1,265
  • Milwaukee 810
  • Des Moines 703
  • Minneapolis 545
  • Detroit 1215
  • Omaha 733

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR BLUE WATER AVIATION:

Download our PDF of recommended hotels and rates.

Silver Falls: If you plan to arrive to Silver Falls later than 4:00 p.m., then an overnight stay will be required. The closest hotel to Silver Falls is in Pine Falls (5 minutes North of the float base). TheĀ  Papertown Motor Inn offers clean rooms at affordable rates. They are situated on the corner of highways 304 and 11. If you would like us to book the rooms for you, we would me more than happy to. If you would rather do it yourself, the phone number at the Papertown is 204-367-2261.

ON THE WAY:

South Beach Casino (about halfway between Winnipeg and Blue Water Aviation - north of Winnipeg on Highway 59) 204-766-2100

WINNIPEG

There are a few major hotels in Winnipeg you can choose:

For more ideas on where to stay before or after your trip to Aikens, download our PDF of recommended hotels.

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