The Norseman Floatplane Festival is the time each year when Red Lake welcomes visitors from around the world to help the community celebrate Canada’s iconic bush plane. There’s lots of fun for any aviation lover - and lots of entertainment, activities and experiences for the whole family. Join us!
The Noorduyn Norseman is the focal point, of course. It’s a tough, single engine, high winged piece of Canadian history that you can still see, hear, touch and ride in. Since the first model took off in Cartierville, Quebec in 1935 it has been gathering fans from around the world. Get up close and comfortable with one during the festival - and see a lot of Canada’s other famous bush planes at the same time.
If you have any adventure in your soul, you’ll enjoy Red Lake. It’s a cluster of gold mining towns created on and near the shores of a long lake whose name springs from the oral history of its original First Nation inhabitants. They and successive groups of European immigrants have contributed to making this an interesting modern community with a colourful history. You won’t learn about it all in a weekend, or a week - but you should have fun trying.