|Popular in||November||High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Round-trip from||£593||From London to Yellowknife|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Yellowknife along with the rest of Canada. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people travelling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate family members, diplomats, airline crews, and travellers arriving from the United States who are travelling for non-discretionary or non-optional purposes may still enter Canada. Seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers, temporary foreign workers, international students with valid study permits or approvals for study permits valid from at least 18 March 2020, and permanent resident applicants who received approval before 18 March 2020 who had not yet travelled to Canada, may still enter the country. Other people with special dispensation to enter Canada include French citizens who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, people registered under the Indian Act, visa-exempt refugees and their immediate families, and those with special authorisation from the Canadian government. Travellers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travellers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country. Travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada. Travellers who disembarked from a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 outbreak like the ‘Diamond Princess’ will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days at a location determined by the Chief Public Health Officer.. If you are looking to book a trip to Yellowknife and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.