Yellowknife Airport is in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in the North Slave region. It's the busiest airport in Northern Canada and is 5 kilometres or about five minutes from the city. Yellowknife is the capital and the largest city in the Northwest Territories; many people call it The Gateway to the North because it's accessible year-round.
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Best Time to Book a Flight to Yellowknife
Yellowknife is known as one of the sunniest places in Canada. Visiting during the summer months, between June and September, is ideal. During this time, the weather is fairly warm and the sun shines for 20 to 22 hours per day. The average high during the day is 20 degrees Celsius, and the average low is 10 degrees Celsius.
During the winter months, the sun may shine for as little as five hours per day. From the beginning of fall to the end of winter, the limited amount of sunshine and clear, crisp skies makes viewing the Aurora Borealis a spectacular sight.
Airlines That Fly to Yellowknife Airport
Carriers flying to Yellowknife include Air Canada, First Air, North-Wright Airways, Nolinor Aviation, Northwestern Air, WestJet, and WestJet Encore. First Air is one of the most popular, but other airlines often offer competitive prices. Visit Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights to Yellowknife.
Utilizing just a few gates, this small airport handles 500,000 passengers per year, along with 50,000 flights. The main carriers include First Air, WestJet, and Air Canada. The terminal is open two hours before the first flight and closes directly after the last flight of the day. Features include free Wi-Fi, a sandwich shop, vending machines, an ATM, free baggage carts, a gift shop, and car rental agencies.
Ground transportation options are available directly outside the terminal. The airport has taxis, hotel shuttles, and rental cars on hand. The best rates on car rentals at Yellowknife Airport are found at Skyscanner. There are many car rental companies available, including Budget, Hertz, and National. The airport also offers both short and long-term parking.
What to See and Do in Yellowknife
Ranked as one of the best places to visit in Canada, Yellowknife allows visitors to the opportunity to visit a remote and picturesque part of the Laurentian Plateau. It sits on Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake in North America and the ninth-largest lake in the world. Around the turn of the 21st century, a diamond boom occurred in the region. Mining companies began opening production plants in the area and this lead to an economic expansion. In turn, the region became known as one of the largest producers of diamonds in the world.
Visitors also enjoy viewing the wildlife and nature, learning about the ancient aboriginal culture, and viewing the Aurora Borealis. As the Northern Lights capital of North America, many local outfitters specialize in offering custom tour packages to view this natural phenomenon. When planning a trip, use the Price Alert tool to receive notifications on ticket price changes to find the best possible deal.