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Cheap flights from Yellowknife Airport

Yellowknife is the capital and largest city of Canada's Northwest Territories and a popular gateway for those who want to explore Canada's vast Arctic region. Yellowknife started its life as a gold mining town and while there are still some reminders of its early pioneering days, today it is largely a modern city with lots of administrative offices. Perhaps more importantly, it is a gateway for the great adventure tourism activities of the nearby region, including the spectacular nature and the stunning views of the Aurora Borealis (i.e., the Northern Lights). Yellowknife is also home to the busiest airport in Canada's North, the Yellowknife Airport, which offers connections to many of the Arctic's remote towns and villages as well as to larger cities in the Canadian South. To find great deals on flights from Yellowknife, check out the whole month search from Skyscanner.

Airlines That Fly Out of Yellowknife Airport

Airlines serving Yellowknife Airport can be divided into two types, the major carriers like Air Canada and WestJet, that provide regular service between Yellowknife and large cities in the Canadian South, and smaller regional airlines that provide service to isolated communities throughout the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. The full list of airlines serving Yellowknife is as follows:

  • Air Canada Express
  • Air North
  • Air Tindi
  • Canadian North
  • First Air
  • North-Wright Airways
  • Nolinor Aviation
  • Northwestern Air
  • WestJet
  • WestJet Encore

Where Is Popular to Fly to?

The closest large city to Yellowknife is Edmonton, Alberta, which is a relatively short flight away. Edmonton is Alberta's capital city and features many exciting attractions, including the West Edmonton Mall, which is one of the largest shopping malls on the planet and includes a hotel and an indoor amusement park.

Calgary is another popular destination. While Edmonton is Alberta's somewhat gritty and industrial capital, Calgary is its bustling commercial heart with glittering modern skyscrapers. The Olympic Park provides great views of the city, while a short drive from the city takes you to Banff, one of Canada's most beautiful towns nestled in the Rocky Mountains.

There is also direct service to Ottawa, the nation's capital city. Here you can experience some of Canada's best and most iconic cultural and governmental sites, including Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History, and the National Gallery of Art. The Rideau Canal, which runs through the heart of the city, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, when it freezes over in the winter, becomes the world's longest skating rink. With Skyscanner's route map you can find out what some of the most inspiring destinations are that can be reached from Yellowknife Airport.

Getting to Yellowknife Airport

Most people arrive at Yellowknife Airport via car, whether by renting a car or through a taxi. If you have your own vehicle there is long term parking available at the airport at very reasonable rates. There is also a shuttle service offered to guests staying at the Capital Suites, Explorer Hotel, or Yellowknife Inn.

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