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Getting around by air

Edmonton is the main gateway. First Air, Canadian North, Air Canada and WestJet fly Edmonton–Yellowknife, starting around $330 return. Canadian North also flies from Edmonton direct to Inuvik ($1930 return) and Norman Wells ($1690). Northwestern Air serves Hay River and Fort Smith direct from Edmonton ($935 to $1100 return).

Air Canada also serves Yellowknife from Calgary ($580 return).

From Whitehorse, Yukon, Air North goes via Dawson City to Inuvik ($1090 return).

From Iqaluit, Nunavut, First Air and Canadian North depart for Yellowknife ($2900 return).