How to get to Canada's North

Be prepared

In the High Arctic the sun shines 24 hours a day in the summertime and is very strong – bring sunscreen and a sleeping mask!

Weather delays are a normal expectation in all seasons.

It can snow in any month of the year; bring your tuque and mitts.

Get access to deals on airfare by contacting your travel agency and watch for periodic, 24-hour seat sales to get the best deal. For Nunavut, check with Travel Nunavut.

Make sure you contact the park or historic site for detailed information before you book your travelling plans.


  • Kluane, Dawson City historic sites, Chilkoot Trail and S.S. Klondike can all be reached by road.
  • Fly year-round to Whitehorse from major Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Yellowknife and seasonally from Frankfurt, Germany and Fairbanks, Alaska. Flights to Dawson City depart from Whitehorse.
  • Ivvavik and Vuntut can be reached by air charter from Inuvik, via commercial flights from Whitehorse or Yellowknife.

Northwest Territories

  • Fly year-round to Fort smith, NT or Fort Chipewyan, AB to get to Wood Buffalo. Year-round roads to Fort Smith, NT or winter roads to Fort Chipewyan, AB also provide access to Wood Buffalo.
  • Fly via scheduled air service from Edmonton, Vancouver, Yellowknife or Whitehorse to Inuvik, or drive the Dempster Highway to Inuvik, then take an air charter to Ivvavik, Aulavik and Tuktut Nogait.
  • For Nahanni, please contact the Parks Canada office in Fort Simpson for detailed information (867-695-7750; or
  • For Nááts’ihch’oh, please contact the Parks Canada office in Tulita for detailed information (867-588-4986).


  • Auyuittuq is accessible via scheduled flights to Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung then by licensed boat or snowmobile operator.
  • Quttinirpaaq is accessible via scheduled flights to Resolute and then by Parks Canada air charter.
  • Sirmilik is accessible via scheduled flight to Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay, then by licensed boat or snowmobile operator.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Torngat Mountains is accessible by scheduled air service to Goose Bay followed by chartered flight to Saglek airstrip with a short boat trip to Base Camp. Call Parks Canada 1-888-922-1290 or for additional information.

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