Cape Dorset Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Nunavut is a geographically large part of Canada, and yet so few Canadians can say they've visited the territory. If you're looking for a little more adventure than Canada's regular tourist cities can provide, why not visit a small hamlet in Nunavut like Cape Dorset? This Inuit hamlet is home to about 1,500 people and has a long and interesting history. To visit Cape Dorset, you'll be flying into Cape Dorset Airport (YTE). Find the cheapest flights now by entering your travel details into Skyscanner's flight search tool. Skyscanner will search all airlines flying your flight route and find you the cheapest flights to Cape Dorset.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset is characterized by a very cold, very snowy climate. Because the hamlet is so far north, you can expect below-freezing temperatures from October until May. You may also feel below-freezing temperatures in June and September, though temperatures of around 5° C are more common. Cape Dorset's short summer lasts from July to August. However, even in the summer months, temperatures feel more mild or warm than hot. This is also when the hamlet sees the most rainfall.

Airlines that Fly to Cape Dorset Airport

There are two airlines operating out of Cape Dorset Airport: Canadian North and First Air. Both airlines fly to and from Nunavut's major airport, Iqaluit Airport (YFB) in Iqaluit. First Air also flies to three other small hamlets and villages in Nunavut. If you are flying in from another part of Canada, your layover will likely be in Iqaluit.

Arriving at Cape Dorset Airport

Cape Dorset Airport is a small airport consisting of one passenger terminal. Since only small planes fly to YTE, you'll find that deplaning and collecting your baggage is a quick and efficient process. The airport sits just outside the hamlet, less than a kilometre away. By car, the ride will generally take five minutes or less. In the winter, however, the trip may take much longer due to the snow.

Since the airport is not a hub for tourist activity, you won't find taxis waiting outside of arrivals. There are also no public transportation links or car rental companies at YTE. Your best bet for securing transportation is to ask about shuttle pickups when booking your Cape Dorset hotel. Otherwise, speak to the airport staff upon arrival to secure transportation.

Cape Dorset Airport Facilities

Because Cape Dorset Airport is mostly used for cargo shipments, there are very few passenger amenities. When planning your trip itinerary, don't expect to find shops or restaurants in the airport terminal. Instead, you'll have to make the quick trip into the hamlet to relax and unwind after your voyage. On your way home, you'll want to be checked in with your airline at least an hour before flight departure to avoid delays.

What to See and Do in Cape Dorset

When visiting Cape Dorset, you will definitely want to visit Mallikjuaq Territorial Park. The park is located on a nearby island which is reachable by boat at high tide or on foot at low tide. The park not only has beautiful scenery and gorgeous water views, but it is also very archaeologically important. Visit the multiple archaeological sites at the park to learn about Dorset culture and Inuit history.

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 Location Details

Longitude:76° 31' 59'' W
Latitude:64° 13' 59'' N

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