Travel

Direct flights to Yellowknife are available from Calgary and Edmonton. The two following Northern airlines, WestJet, and Air Canada serve Yellowknife from outside the Northwest Territories.

Canadian North

Canadian North

Canadian North is also a wholly northern aboriginal-owned airline, shared equally by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation representing people of the western Canadian Arctic and the Nunavut Inuit-owned Nunasi Corporation.

First Air

First Air

First Air is owned by the Makivik Corporation which represents the Inuit of Northern Qu├ębec. It serves 29 communities all over Northern Canada.

By Road

For the most adventurous, Yellowknife can be reached by road from Edmonton, the closest major city at 1500km by road. The journey can be done over two days. Cars can be rented at Edmonton International Airport. Make sure to check road conditions as well as the status of the Mackenzie ferry before setting out on this lengthy journey.

Thrice weekly Greyhound Bus Service leaves Edmonton at midnight and arrives in 23 hours at 11pm in Yellowknife.

Car Rentals

For trips outside Yellowknife, several agencies offer a variety of cars and trucks for rent. Budget and Hertz rental agencies service the airport, while in town, cars and trucks can be rented from National and Yellowknife Motors Ltd.

Yellowknife is an eminently walkable city. Taxi fares from the airport to downtown average about $12-15. In addition, most hotels are located within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the summit site. Scenic Old Town is slightly further at 15-20 minutes from downtown.