Getting Here

Getting Here

By Air

There's daily jet service to Yellowknife from Calgary, Edmonton and seasonally, Vancouver. Jet service is also available from Ottawa via Iqaluit, Nunavut. See the NWT Tourism website for details about major airline service and local connections: www.spectacularnwt.com/howtogethere/byair.

By Road

Uncrowded highways pass through scenic wilderness, past campgrounds, picnic spots, service stations and visitor information centres. Roadside attractions include dramatic waterfalls, tranquil lakes and rivers, and roaming wildlife.  Free NWT ferry services cross rivers between spring and autumn.

There's scheduled bus service on the Mackenzie Highway, and seasonal bus service on the Dempster Highway. Vehicle and RV rentals are available for the Mackenzie Highway from Edmonton, Alberta, and at Whitehorse, Yukon for the Dempster Highway.

Northern Festivals and Events

NWT communities welcome visitors to seasonal festivals and outstanding annual events like Inuvik’s Great Northern Arts Festival, Yellowknife’s Folk on the Rocks Music Festival and the Open Sky Festival in Fort Simpson.

NWT Weather

Weather is a top consideration in trip planning. Summer temperatures range from 10°C (50°F) to 34°C (93.2°F), hovering around 23°C in July and August. Conditions are usually dry and sunny, with daylight lasting 18 to 24 hours. But the weather can vary, so dress in layers.

Highway Distances

From Yellowknife to : Kilometres Miles
Toronto, ON 4544 2824
Winnipeg, MB 2853 1773
Vancouver, BC 2595 1612
Whitehorse, YT 1900 1181
Calgary, AB 1789 1112
Edmonton, AB 1508 937
Hay River, NT 483 300