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By Air

Airline Routes

Flight Plan 2

 

Commercial Airlines

Feel free to surf the web for prices, but be aware that we get the lowest group fares for First Air into Fort Simpson, Inuvik, Kugluktuk, and Iqualuit from Edmonton. See below for the contact info for our agents who will connect you with these lowest fares. For Whitehorse, check out flyairnorth.com.

If you have any questions about rates at any time, please call us first and we can ensure you are on the right track.

You are welcome to make flight reservations through your own agent or if you wish you may contact our agents. They are well versed in northern travel arrangements and are happy to assist. They can also access group rates on First Air that are not available on the web. Feel free to ask us at our office if there are any recent sales that we know of.

Our agent:

Karin at Uniglobe Specialty Travel
Toll-free within Canada: 1-866-932-2565
Direct for US/International: 1-867-668-3300
E-mail: karin@uniglobespecialtytravel.com

Book your flights so that you arrive on the first date listed for your trip and depart on the last date listed. You may wish to allow a layover day before or following your trip. This allows for breathing space and a more favorable transition back to “civilization”. Our itineraries do not cover hotel costs.

Northern conditions pose tremendous challenges to the transportation industry. For this reason you may be required to exercise patience during the northern leg of your journey. If you are delayed for any reason, don’t worry. If necessary, call our office number at the first opportunity and leave a message regarding the nature of your situation.

The good news is that our guests consistently praise the friendly service of northern carriers that other airlines have all but lost. Your northern flight will be one of your many highlights – and in a good way!

Your guides will be coordinating plans at your final destination and will make arrangements to ensure that when you do arrive, your adventure continues smoothly.

Airline Routing

The “hubs” for most northern flights are Edmonton and Vancouver (Calgary can also work). Below are the best options you will have:

Fort Simpson (Nahanni) – Edmonton > Yellowknife > Fort Simpson

  1. We recommend you book the group rate on First Air through our agents at Uniglobe Specialty Travel. You won’t get a better price.
    Karin at Uniglobe Specialty Travel
    Toll-free within Canada: 1-866-932-2565
    Direct for US/International: 1-867-668-3300
    E-mail: karin@uniglobespecialtytravel.com
  2. Alternatively, you can take Air Canada Jazz, or Canadian North to Yellowknife, Then First Air or Air Tindi to Fort Simpson. Beware that the Air Canada regional jet has low cargo capacity which can mean delayed baggage.

Whitehorse (Tatshenshini, Alsek, Snake, Wind, Stikine) Edmonton / Calgary or Vancouver > Whitehorse

  1. The best option from Edmonton / Calgary or Vancouver is Air North. They provide great service and good value.
  2. Air Canada. Beware that the Air Canada regional jet has low cargo capacity which can mean delayed baggage.
  3. WestJet. They fly direct from Vancouver 3 times a week.

From Germany: Condor has a  flight from Frankfurt twice a week.

Yellowknife (Burnside, Coppermine) Edmonton > Yellowknife

  1. We recommend you book the group rate on First Air through our agents at Uniglobe Specialty Travel. You won’t get a better price.
    Karin  at Uniglobe Specialty Travel
    Toll-free within Canada: 1-866-932-2565
    Direct for US/International: 1-867-668-3300
    E-mail: karin@uniglobespecialtytravel.com
  2. Alternatively, you can take Air Canada Jazz, or Canadian North.
  3. NEW: Westjet now flies to Yellowknife!

Coppermine trip requires that you book a return from Kugluktuk to Yellowknife on First Air.

Inuvik (Firth, Horton)

  1. From Calgary or Edmonton through Yellowknife on First Air or Canadian North
  2. From Calgary or Edmonton through Whitehorse on Air North (overnight required), and then on to Inuvik on Air North.

Norman Wells (Mountain) Edmonton or Calgary > Yellowknife > Norman Wells
First Air and Canadian North both serve Norman Wells.

Private aircraft

Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Inuvik, Dease Lake and Fort Simpson have federal airports with paved runways. All fuels are generally available.

Early arrival

If you plan to arrive early and are wondering about activities in the area, feel free to enquire of our office by phone or Email. We can usually get you pointed in the right direction. Your guides are not available until meeting time. Most of their work is of a nature that is best handled by them alone. Similarly, following the trip your guides may have a short turn around before the next trip so they will have to leave you following the last gathering. Your indulgence in this will be appreciated by the staff.

Nahanni Neil’s Law of Adventure Travel

Remember

If an adventure destination has easy and cheap air access, you have missed its pristine prime. Take encouragement in a multi-leg flight – it holds great promise!

“Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air, and eat and sleep with the earth.”

-Walt Whitman 

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Email: info@nahanni.com