Clyde River Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Clyde River Airport (YCY) is a small regional airport serving the community of Clyde River, Nunavut. It is owned and operated by the government of Nunavut, and acts as the main supply and travel resource for this remote community in Arctic Canada.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to Clyde River, Nunavut

Clyde River is located in a beautiful sheltered cove on Patricia Bay, in Canada's far north. Due to its extreme northern location, winters are extremely harsh and cold, regularly dipping below -30 degrees Celsius. During December, the sun is out for only an hour of twilight per day.

Unless you want to catch some spectacular views of the northern lights, we recommend visiting during the summer months of July and August. In the summer, Clyde River sees cool temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius, and the sun stays out for 24 hours per day. The area can be quite windy though, so we recommend bringing a windbreaker jacket to remain comfortable.

Airlines that Fly to Clyde River Airport

Clyde River Airport offers year-round routes from Iqaluit (YFB) and Pond Inlet (YIO) through Canadian North and First Air airlines. Because the area is so remote, getting there can be a challenge. You can expect to have multiple layovers when departing from a major Canadian airport.

The most popular flight routes will take you through Winnipeg (YPG) or Yellowknife (YZF) to Rankin Inlet (YRT) to Iqaluit (YFB) before finally landing at YCY. Try using our multi-city flight search to experiment with a variety of combinations. That way, you can be sure you're taking the most efficient path for a cheap flight and relatively quick travel time.

What to Expect When Arriving at Clyde River Airport

Clyde River Airport is located just 2km from the hamlet of Clyde River. Getting to town is easy: simply follow the road southwest around the airport and take a right at the T-intersection. After about ten minutes, you'll see the hamlet on your left.

There are no public transportation options or car rental companies in Clyde River, but you can hire a taxi through Midnight Taxi (867-924-6597) to take you from the airport to your hotel for about $12.

Clyde River Airport Facilities

YCY is a very small regional airport with few amenities. There is a vending machine in the building as well as one terminal with a waiting area. Plan on arriving at least 60 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart, so you have enough time to check in. We suggest grabbing a bite to eat before arriving at the airport, so you don't go hungry between flights.

What to See and Do in Clyde River

Clyde River is located in a stunning fjord landscape on the northeastern coast of Baffin Island. Fishing, hunting, and whaling opportunities have drawn people to the area since ancient times, and it's evident in the rich Inuit culture and history of Clyde River. Surrounded by glaciers, mountains, and icebergs, rock and ice climbers from around the world flock to this unique landscape despite its remote location. 

Activities like dog sledding, snowmobiling, ATV riding, and boating are all popular with the locals. Hunting is the natural way of life here, with annual hunts for narwhal, polar bears, seals, and migrating caribou. It's not uncommon to see drying, stretched polar bear hides throughout the community. Clyde River is also known as the artistic centre of Nunavut, with the locals offering beautiful life-like whalebone or stone carvings for sale.

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Longitude:68° 30' 0'' W
Latitude:70° 25' 0'' N

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