How to Get Here
Have breakfast poolside in Beverly Hills before catching your flight for dinner in the land of the midnight sun.
Six airlines connect NWT to five Canadian cities - Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver and Whitehorse:
- Air Canada - from Calgary, Edmonton and *Vancouver
- Air North - from Ottawa and Whitehorse
- Canadian North - from Edmonton
- First Air - from Edmonton
- Northwestern Air Lease - from Edmonton
- WestJet - from Calgary and Edmonton
Regional airlines offer direct service to most NWT communities. If you’re travelling further afoot, charter planes can take you anywhere.
*Not all flights available all year round.
Highways across NWT cut through untamed nature. With scenic lookout points and roaming wildlife, your adventure begins before even arriving at your destination.
There are three southern routes that take you to the NWT:
- Alaska Highway - begins in British Columbia, goes through Yukon and reaches NWT Highway 8 (Dempster Highway) towards the Mackenzie Delta and the town of Inuvik.
- Alberta Highway 35 - connects to NWT Highway 1 (Mackenzie Highway) south of Hay River.
- British Columbia Highway 77 - connects to NWT Highway 7 (Liard Trail) which runs parallel to the Mackenzie Mountains, ending in Fort Simpson.
Within the territory, some areas of the highways are covered by rivers, which need to be crossed by ferry or ice road, depending on the season. Winter roads are typically in service from mid-January to late March, but may change based on weather conditions.
Our lives are sometimes dictated by weather in NWT, but it’s part of the northern charm. Daily reports on all NWT highways, ices roads and ferries are available online, or by phone at 1-800-661-0750. Always check conditions before heading out.
- For more information on planning your trip, visit Spectacular NWT