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How to Get Here


As the gateway to the North, we have a number of options for getting into Yellowknife both from Southern Canada as well as communities throughout the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

By Air

We have a number of large scale airlines flying into Yellowknife from Edmonton and Calgary, including WestJet and Air Canada. We also now have direct flights from Whitehorse and Ottawa through Air North.

Canadian North offers direct service from many communities throughout NWT and Nunavut, including Norman Wells, Fort Simpson, Kugluktuk, Hay River, Rankin Inlet, as well as Edmonton, Alberta.

Other airlines that offer service into and out of Yellowknife include, Northwestern Air Lease, Buffalo Airways, North-Wright Airways and Air Tindi.

By Land


From Edmonton, it's a 19 hour drive north along the Frontier Trail, MacKenzie Highway and Yellowknife Highway through 1500 kilometers of forest and wilderness, where you may catch glimpses of bears, bison and other wildlife. For up-to-date information on road conditions, visit GNWT Transportation.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699