Getting Here by Air

How to jet north

It’s easy to fly to the Northwest Territories. There are direct jet flights to Yellowknife from Calgary (2 hours), Edmonton (1.5 hours), Ottawa (4 hours)  and Whitehorse (1.5 hours). 

Our busiest airport is Yellowknife which serves as a connection point for flights to other NWT communities. The six airlines that have direct flights into the Northwest Territories are Air Canada Jazz (from Calgary and Edmonton) Canadian North, First Air and Northwestern Air Lease (from Edmonton), Air North (from Ottawa) and Westjet (from Edmonton and Calgary). Another 16 smaller NWT airlines, in addition to Canadian North, First Air and Northwestern Air Lease, offer scheduled or charter service to smaller NWT communities and to wilderness rivers and fishing lakes. 

Airlines and Cargo Operators

Air Canada

Bringing the world to the Northwest Territories with award-winning service and daily flights to Yellowknife from Edmonton and Calgary. Read more

Adlair Aviation

Charter service available throughout NWT & Nunavut, with bases of operation in Yellowknife & Cambridge Bay. Read more

Buffalo Airways Ltd.

Scheduled and charter air service, covering the entire NWT. Daily scheduled air service between Yellowknife and Hay River. Overnight courier service also available. Read more

WestJet

Daily non-stop service between Yellowknife and Edmonton, with connecting flights to and from other WestJet cities in Canada, the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean. Read more

Canadian Helicopters Limited

Over 50 years of experience, with 132 aircraft operating from 43 locations across Canada including three in the NWT. Serving many industry sectors including parks and tourism, oil and gas, mining, construction and... Read more

Sahtu Helicopters

Helicopter charter service supporting utility, exploration and eco-tourism including logistical support for rafting expeditions and hiking the Canol Heritage Trail. Read more

Loon Air

Air charter service, fly out fishing. Scenic Tours of Wood Buffalo National Park. Hunting, exploration and prospecting camp support. Call for rates. Read more

Alkan Air Ltd.

Charter airline serving Yukon, NWT, BC and Alaska. Charters, group charters, sightseeing flights (wheels only). Cessna 206, Cessna Caravan, Single Otter, Piper Chieftain, Beech 200.   Read more

Summit Helicopters Ltd.

Summit Helicopters is a member of The Ledcor Group of Companies. Ledcor is one of North America’s most diversified construction companies, serving the building, oil & gas, infrastructure, mining, power and... Read more

Landa Aviation

Landa Aviation is a family owned and operated air charter company proudly serving Hay River, the Northwest Territories and Canada since 1979. Read more