In spite of its far northern location - air travel to Yellowknife is relatively easy from major cities throughout Canada and North America. Usually same day arrival can be planned from all major airports in Canada such as Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and may more. There are many activities, attractions and adventures to be experienced in Yellowknife itself. If however, your plans call for travel beyond Yellowknife to even more remote destinations throughout the Northwest Territories, Yukon or Nunavut - there are several air charter services ready and waiting to fly you by wheel plane, float plane or helicopter to virtually any destination you desire.Float Plane Charter Services
If you are coming to NWT to experience a once in a lifetime fishing or hunting adventure you will most likely be connecting with one of Yellowknife's float plane air charter services.Typically you will arrive by scheduled airline the day before your float plane departure. Convenient taxi service or hotel shuttle service will take you and your fishing or hunting gear to one of Yellowknife's excellent downtown hotels. If you have booked in at the Capital Suites, the Explorer Hotel or the Yellowknife Inn - these hotels all provide shuttle service between the airport and their property. You will find links on this site to these as well as all local hotels. Most float plane charter services are located adjacent to the downtown area and just minutes from most major hotels. Have an early morning breakfast and in no time you are aboard your float plane and on your way to an amazing fishing adventure.Wheel Plane Charter Services
There are dozens of remote communities located all throughout the Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Nunavut. With very few exceptions, all these communities have airports and are accessible by wheel planes. While some communities have modern airport facilities such as Norman Wells with a 6,000 foot asphalt runway, Inuvik also with a 6,000 foot asphalt runway - most communities have 3500 - 4000 foot gravel runways, which still makes them accessible to most charter aircraft operating throughout the region.
No matter which community you need to visit anwhere throughout NWT, Yukon or western Nunavut - you can be assured that an air charter service has the appropriate aircraft to fullfill your air transportation needs. If you need to travel to the high arctic regions there are charter services that are well experienced with all aspects of high arctic travel and can provide safe and reliable service anytime of the year.Helicopter Charter Services
When you consider the absolute vastness of Canada's north, you can appreciate that much of the region is not accessible by wheel planes nor even float planes. This is when helicopter charter companies provide an absolut vital service throughout the north. If you are part of a geological expedition, a research group or a group seeking a unique adventure experience down a wild river or atop a mountain peek - there are helicopter charter services based in Yellowknife capable of providing the service you need. We provide links to many area helicopter charter companies in the charter directory links below.
Visitors from around the world come to Yellowknife each year for many reasons. One of the most unique reasons however, is to gaze upwards into the night sky and take in the awe inspiring display of the Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis. Many come to determine if the legends of the lights magical and mystical powers are true, while others come simply to be mesmerized by the dancing and ever changing display of vibrant purples, greens, reds and yellows blazing brightly above the Yellowknife landscape,
With mother nature performing this magnificent light show on an average of 200 plus nights each year, its no wonder that Yellowknife is considered one of the primary locations to enjoy this performance. And best of all, there are several services in the region who specialize in catering to "Aurora Viewing Groups" and ensuring your comfort and enjoyment 12 months of the year.
With dozens of remote communities located throughout northern Canada - reliable air transportation services is the primary life line for thousands of residents. Not only is the ability to travel quickly and conveniently between remote communities and major cities a vital service, but reliable air cargo service is absolutely necessary to ensure regular delivery of perishable goods, staple food items as well as every day necessities of life.
Every week trucking companies deliver tons of cargo from distribution points such as Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg to the air cargo terminals in Yellowknife. Cargo managers and their staff then set to work dividing the dozens of pallets into organized loads for each community they serve. Within hours of arrival at their terminal, the cargo is then loaded on the aircraft and is on its way north.
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