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Flights to Yellowknife in 2024

Find the latest flights to Yellowknife in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 937,175 searches and data was last updated on 21 June 2024.

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Nestled on the northern shores of Great Slave Lake and surrounded by scenic meadows and waterways, the city of Yellowknife sits on the edge of one of the world’s last great wilderness landscapes.  Only a few hours’ drive from the Arctic Circle, visitors to this “Land of the Midnight Sun” can enjoy fishing, boating and hiking in the nearly 24 hour long days from May to August.  When night finally falls, the Northern Lights illuminate the skies with bands of green, blue and pink. Listen carefully and you can hear the sky snapping as these electromagnetic rays wind their way across the horizon. 

Snow is present for most of the year, making Yellowknife an ideal destination for a quintessentially Canadian experience.  Tour the surrounding wilderness on a dogsled expedition, mushing across the tundra until it’s time to rest the dogs and set up camp for the night; fit in some hunting and fishing and learn about traditional life in the north from your native guides. The open forests surrounding the city are ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  The low sun and near-perpetual morning light make for fantastic photo opportunities, so be sure to bring a camera.  At the end of a day outdoors, head back to the city centre and visit some of the Great North’s colourful drinking establishments or head to Old Town for a meal at the Wild Cat Café, a unique and historic establishment set in a heritage log cabin that was once part of an early 19th century mining camp.

Getting around Yellowknife

For getting around town, Yellowknife has public bus service that operates Monday to Saturday. If you’re planning to leave the city for some outdoor sports, there are several local businesses that rent vehicles suitable for the rugged landscape.  Free bike rentals are also available on a first come, first serve basis at the Northern Frontier Visitor Centre and bikes can also be reserved and rented for a fee at the Old Town Glassworks.

  • When is the best time to fly to Yellowknife?

    As Yellowknife is the seat of government and centre of a very busy mining industry, the airport gets a lot of traffic and is serviced several times each day with direct flights from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.  Weekly flights also arrive from Canada’s capital of Ottawa and from October to April there are flights from Vancouver.  Take advantage of the months when the days are shortest, from November to January.  Travel options increase and ticket prices drop as many of the locals travel south during this time.

  • What does YZF mean?

    This is defined as Yellowknife Airport (YZF). Codes like YZF are often used to just call airports uniquely.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Yellowknife?

    Booking a flight to Yellowknife (YZF) is your only option if you intend on flying to Yellowknife. It is only a 2.4 mi journey from Yellowknife to Yellowknife’s city center.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Yellowknife if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Yellowknife on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Yellowknife?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Air Canada is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Yellowknife.

  • Does Yellowknife have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Yellowknife can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Yellowknife?

    Yes. Yellowknife has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. NN - Borealis Airbnb - Yellowknife 3-bed 2-bath is the closest property to Yellowknife (1.0 mi away from Yellowknife).

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