McMurray Aviation services Island Lake Lodge
Caravan being loaded at Fort McMurray Aviation
Caravan landing at Island Lake Lodge
Wheel planes are normally used to transport customers from Fort McMurray to/from Island Lake Lodge. However, if you wish to experience the adventure in a Float plane, you may do so at an additional cost.
The Snye Float Base
The Snye is a water-way that once linked the Clearwater River to the Athabasca River. It is located in downtown Fort McMurray. Many private and commercial air charter companies utilize the Snye for their float base operations.
In order to provide travel to the resulting island, named MacDonald Island, a causeway was built. This effectively dammed the outflow of the Snye into the Athabasca River providing a secluded spot for float plane activity.
Winter operations include a dropoff point for snowmobilers and public skating.
Happy "campers" ready to take off from the Lodge on a float plane