Direct flights to Yellowknife are available from Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. The two following Northern airlines and Air Canada serve Yellowknife from outside the Northwest Territories.

Canadian North

Canadian North

Canadian North is also a wholly northern aboriginal-owned airline, shared equally by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation representing people of the western Canadian Arctic and the Nunavut Inuit-owned Nunasi Corporation.

Canadian North is pleased to offer a reduced airfare for the congress. Air travel arrangements may be booked through the Call Centre at 1-800-661-1505 while quoting the promotional code ICH09 to their customer service agent or on the website. For further information, please click here.

For charter services, contact:
Amy Baldick, Charter Coordinator
200, 580 Palmer Rd. NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7R3
Phone: 403-717-1515 | Cell: 403-478-2332 | Fax: 403-250-2019

First Air

First Air

First Air is owned by the Makivik Corporation which represents the Inuit of Northern Québec. It serves 29 communities all over Northern Canada.

First Air is pleased to offer a reduced airfare for the congress. Air travel arrangements may be booked through the Reservations Department at 1-800-267-1247 while quoting the promotional number CF09/01/025 to their customer service agent. For further information, please click here.

Travel Agents

The following travel agents service Yellowknife and Arctic Canada:

By Road

For the most adventurous, Yellowknife can be reached by road from Edmonton, the closest major city at 1500km by road. The journey can be done over two days. Cars can be rented at Edmonton International Airport. Make sure to check road conditions as well as the status of the Mackenzie ferry before setting out on this lengthy journey.

Daily Greyhound Bus Service leaves Edmonton at midnight and arrives in 23 hours at 11pm in Yellowknife.

Car Rentals

For trips outside Yellowknife, several agencies offer a variety of cars and trucks for rent. Budget and Hertz rental agencies service the airport, while in town, cars and trucks can be rented from National and Yellowknife Motors Ltd.

For people attending the conference, Hertz Car Rentals  is offering a deal of $50/day. Please contact Lorraine at 766-3838 or

In Yellowknife

Yellowknife is an eminently walkable city. Taxi fares from the airport to downtown average about $12-15. In addition, most hotels are located within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the Congress site. Scenic Old Town is slightly further at 15-20 minutes from downtown.

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