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4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife
Four to six hours
USD 70.44
Join your guide on this evening tour, 4-6 hours, from Yellowknife and discover the breathtaking Northern Lights!  Be picked up at your hotel in a mini-coach and visit multiple locations to find the best viewing.  Hot beverages and snacks are included. There is also a professional Aurora photographer to take complimentary photos as a momento of this unique experience.

Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife
4 hours
USD 82.87
This 4-hour guided tour takes you on a mission to see one of the world's most famous natural phenomena: The Aurora Borealis! Also known as the Northern Lights, this tour takes you various places outside Yellowknife where city lights can't disturb your mission of experiencing the natural phenomenon.

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Yellowknife Airport (YZF) Information

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Yellowknife Airport

Where is Yellowknife Airport?  

Situated on Great Slave Lake, and originally built in the 30's as a gold-mining town, Yellowknife today is the administrative centre for the Northwest Territories and is Canada's "Diamond Capital". Air travel has long been how one got to Yellowknife, and floatplane space can still be found at the Old Town docks. Before the airport road was built, passengers would take an 'elevator' flight from here to an aerodrome near the airport.

The best way to get to know Yellowknife, is to celebrate with the locals. Winter events include the Caribou Carnival, the Snowking Festival and the dog sled races. Summers see a Solstice Festival, the Folk on the Rocks music festival and Raven Mad Daze, featuring a 24-hour golf tournament.

Yellowknife Airport (IATA: YZF, ICAO: CYZF) is located just outside of Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The airport is co-located with the Canadian Forces, who maintain a permanent base here. Part of Canada's National Airports System, Yellowknife Airport handles both commercial and general aviation traffic. Classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA, YZF is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency and is able handle small cross-border aircraft.

Yellowknife Airport served about 330,000 passengers in 2011, making it the busiest airport in Canada's north.

Airlines serving Yellowknife Airport include Air Canada Jazz Air, Air Tindi, Arctic Sunwest Charters, Buffalo Airways, Canadian North, First Air, North-Wright Airways, Northwestern Air and WestJet.

You can fly from Yellowknife Airport to Calgary, Cambridge Bay, Déline, Doris Lake, Edmonton, Fort Simpson, Gjoa Haven, Hay River, Inuvik, Iqaluit, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Kuujjuaq, Lutselk'e, Norman Wells, Ottawa, Rae Lakes, Rankin Inlet, Snare Lake, Taloyoak, Ulukhaktok, Vancouver, Wekweètì and Wha Ti, among others.

Your best bet for a Yellowknife Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.

In August 2013, Yellowknife Airport was featured on The Amazing Race Canada. 


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Services at Yellowknife Airport include:

  • Service dog relief area
  • Restaurant 
  • Gift Shop 
  • Vending Machines 


The Bristol Monument: this old airplane is situated along Highway #3, near the airport, welcoming visitors to Yellowknife. The Bristol freighter, once operated by Wardair, was the very plane that was the first the land on skis at the North Pole in 1967.

Additional Yellowknife Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 22 Mar 2018