Cheap Flights to Whitehorse in 2019

Cheap Flights to Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY)

Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon Territory, and hosts a population of about 24,000 residents. Nestled on the banks of Yukon River, it's famous for being Canada's driest town. The city's small, one-terminal airport is called the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. The flights arriving and departing from Whitehorse are mostly domestic, but Germany's Condor airline does make summertime stops there for tourists. You can use Skyscanner to find the cheap tickets to Whitehorse.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Whitehorse

The cheapest time to book flights to Whitehorse is from late spring (April) to early summer (June). However, throughout the year, airfare prices remain fairly stable. Since Yukon itself is a dry subarctic territory, Whitehorse has very little rain or snow, although temperatures do fall dangerously low in winter. Summer is the most ideal time to visit, since the days are long, sunny, and mild. Skyscanner's Price Alert can keep you updated on the best deals.

Airlines That Fly to Whitehorse International Airport

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport hosts a small number of regional and international airlines, including:

  • Air Canada Express
  • Air North 
  • Condor
  • WestJet

What to Expect When Arriving at Whitehorse International Airport

The Whitehorse International Airport is located 6 km west of downtown. There are a few options for getting into city centre, including public transit, taxi, or even walking, if you feel like a 45-60 minute hike after a long flight. Whitehorse Transit's Route 3 bus runs hourly and costs a fare of $2.50, but it doesn't offer service on Sunday. Renting a car is another great option, since driving into downtown only takes 10 minutes.

Airport Facilities

With its single terminal, Whitehorse's airport is small by international standards, but surprisingly busy for its size. Passengers can dine at its one restaurant, or purchase snacks from the vending machines. You should also be aware that the restaurant closes after dinner each night. Otherwise, the airport's amenities are very limited.

What to see and do in Whitehorse

Whitehorse is beloved by tourists for its sprawling natural landscape. It's a great place to go hiking, especially along the Yukon River and around the Miles Canyon. Cross-country skiing is another big attraction during winter. The city also hosts a vibrant visual arts community, as well as several cute cafés and restaurants, known for their fresh seafood and game meats. If you're planning on staying in Whitehorse, Skyscanner can help you discover the city's best hotels.

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