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Air

Air North flies to Dawson City, Old Crow and Whitehorse. Aklak Air hits Tuktoyaktuk, Paulatuk and Sachs Harbour and provides charters to the national parks. Canadian North, North-Wright Airways and First Air service Norman Wells and Yellowknife.

The airport is 14km south of town. Town Cab and Delta Cab charge $30/36 for one/two people to downtown.

Car

Driving Force and Arctic Chalet Car Rental rent vehicles and have airport counters. If you are driving, it's vital that you check Dempster Hwy road and ferry conditions (800-661-0750; www.dot.gov.nt.ca and www.511yukon.ca); the road is closed during the initial fall freeze and spring thaw. The recently completed gravel road north to Tuktoyaktuk (124km) is due to open to the public in 2017. Petrol is by far the most expensive in the NWT; if driving south, it's worth refueling at Fort McPherson instead.