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

Aklak Air

Scheduled air transportation to Paulatuk, Tuktoyaktuk, Sachs Harbour, Ulukhaktok and seasonally to Fort McPherson out of Inuvik and air charter service to anywhere in the Western Arctic. Read more

South Nahanni Airways

Charters to Nahanni National Park, Twin Otter in wheels, floats, and skies. Read more

Ursus Aviation

A native owned company with over 30 years operating experience. Serving the Sahtu and Yellowknife areas including Tulita, Norman Wells, Wrigley, Deline, Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake. Wheels, skis and floats. On- and... Read more

Gwich'in Helicopters Ltd.

Helicopter charters out of Inuvik to locations throughout the Mackenzie Delta, including Tuktoyaktuk. Read more

Air North, Yukon's Airline

Experience authentic Yukon hospitality and complimentary meals on-board our frequent, comfortable, and affordable jet service to Yellowknife from Ottawa and Whitehorse–as well as from Whitehorse to Inuvik. Read more

Villers Air Services Ltd.

Peter Villers makes the safety and efficiency of every flight his own personal responsibility. The entire staff at Villers Air are committed to customer service and dedicated to the comfort and safety of all our... Read more

Great Slave Helicopters

​Serving the NWT for over 31 years with bases in Norman Wells, Inuvik, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson and Yellowknife as well as in BC, Alberta, Ontario. We have light, intermediate and medium aircraft available to suit the... Read more

Wolverine Air (1988) Ltd.

Air charter service based in Fort Simpson, operating year-round service since 1972. Wheels, skis, floats. Nahanni National Park Reserve specialist. Flightseeing and self-guided canoeing, hiking and fishing trips. Read more