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Cheap flights to Yellowknife, Canada

Popular in December High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest in August Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price $1,117 Average for round-trip flights in December 2020
Round-trip from $597 From New York to Yellowknife
One-way from $150 One-way flight from New York to Yellowknife
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Can I fly to Yellowknife right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Yellowknife along with the rest of Canada. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travelers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people traveling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Foreign nationals who are eligible to travel to Canada are immediate/extended family members of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, person who is authorized by the Public Health Agency of Canada to travel to Canada for compassionate reasons, temporary foreign workers, international students, person approved to become a permanent resident, transiting passengers, members of the Canadian forces, accredited diplomats and their immediate family members, air and marine crew members, French citizens who live in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and have been in only Canada, the US or Saint-Pierre and Miquelon during the 14 days before the day they seek to enter Canada. Immediate family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident and intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more. Extended family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident, intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more and have a written authorization from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Entry requirements

Foreign nationals traveling to Canada for a compassionate reason must get authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada. Travelers must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Canada (including a suitable place of quarantine, how to get to their destination, get groceries and access essential services and medical care). Check the Government of Canada website for more information.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, provide contact information, monitored themselves for symptoms and check-in within 48 hours of arrival through the ArriveCAN app Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada. All travelers on flights to Canada must have a face covering. Travelers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travelers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country.

Transiting rules

Transiting passengers must remain in the secure transit area of a Canadian airport to complete their connection.

All other info

Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Yellowknife and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Yellowknife flights by month

January
$481
February
$500
March
$575
April
$481
May
$590
June
$629
July
$618
August
$644
September
$484
October
$411
November
$525
December
$586
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Yellowknife is October. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Yellowknife?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - YZF
Price
$411 - $1,023
YZF
Temperature
-5.8 - 71.6 °F
YZF
Rainfall
0.43 - 1.61 inches
October is typically the best time to fly to Yellowknife, but there are other times where great deals are available. July tends to be the warmest period in Yellowknife so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. August is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Yellowknife?

The cheapest flights to Yellowknife are usually found when departing on a Friday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Wednesday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Yellowknife?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Yellowknife. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

Nestled on the northern shores of Great Slave Lake and surrounded by scenic meadows and waterways, the city of Yellowknife sits on the edge of one of the world’s last great wilderness landscapes.  Only a few hours’ drive from the Arctic Circle, visitors to this “Land of the Midnight Sun” can enjoy fishing, boating and hiking in the nearly 24 hour long days from May to August.  When night finally falls, the Northern Lights illuminate the skies with bands of green, blue and pink. Listen carefully and you can hear the sky snapping as these electromagnetic rays wind their way across the horizon. 

Snow is present for most of the year, making Yellowknife an ideal destination for a quintessentially Canadian experience.  Tour the surrounding wilderness on a dogsled expedition, mushing across the tundra until it’s time to rest the dogs and set up camp for the night; fit in some hunting and fishing and learn about traditional life in the north from your native guides. The open forests surrounding the city are ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  The low sun and near-perpetual morning light make for fantastic photo opportunities, so be sure to bring a camera.  At the end of a day outdoors, head back downtown and visit some of the Great North’s colorful drinking establishments or head to Old Town for a meal at the Wild Cat Café, a unique and historic establishment set in a heritage log cabin that was once part of an early 19th century mining camp.

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Best Time to Fly to Yellowknife

As Yellowknife is the seat of government and center of a very busy mining industry, the airport gets a lot of traffic and is serviced several times each day with direct flights from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.  Weekly flights also arrive from Canada’s capital of Ottawa and from October to April there are flights from Vancouver.  Take advantage of the months when the days are shortest, from November to January.  Travel options increase and ticket prices drop as many of the locals travel south during this time.

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Getting around Yellowknife

For getting around town, Yellowknife has public bus service that operates Monday to Saturday. If you’re planning to leave the city for some outdoor sports, there are several local businesses that rent vehicles suitable for the rugged landscape.  Free bike rentals are also available on a first come, first serve basis at the Northern Frontier Visitor Center and bikes can also be reserved and rented for a fee at the Old Town Glassworks.

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