How to Reach Yellowknife


  • By Air: Yellowknife is the air travel hub for the Northwestern Territory and hence is pretty well connected to most cities in Canada, with daily flights to and from Yellowknife. Besides, there are bush planes and sea planes on hire if you would like to arrive in style.
  • By Bus: Yellowknife is well connected by bus to Hay River, Fort Smith and Fort Simpson. The bus station is located in the industrial area.


  • By Car: Although renting a car in Yellowknife isn’t cheap, it could turn out to be extremely convenient as public transport is a rarity here.
  • By Taxi: Yellowknife is serviced by two primary taxi companies, Diamond Cab and Capital Taxi. Both are regulated which means that their prices are determined by local law. Tips are welcomed by the taxi drivers but are not expected.
  • By Transit: Yellowknife has a small  and inexpensive transit system that can be used for a tour around the city. Do bear in mind that it runs only on one route.
  • On Foot: Being a small city, it is easy to walk around in Yellowknife, especially in summers. You could reach the end of the city if you walk for an hour at a moderate pace.
Route Distance Time
Hay river to Yellowknife 175.01 km 2 hours 55 mins
Westlock to Yellowknife 381.02 km 6 hours 21 mins
St albert to Yellowknife 406.99 km 6 hours 46 mins
Edmonton to Yellowknife 412.45 km 6 hours 52 mins
Sherwood park to Yellowknife 417.31 km 6 hours 57 mins
Leduc to Yellowknife 424.54 km 7 hours 4 mins
Peace river to Yellowknife 442.19 km 7 hours 22 mins
Lacombe to Yellowknife 457.6 km 7 hours 37 mins
Red deer to Yellowknife 465.72 km 7 hours 45 mins
Cochrane to Yellowknife 516.89 km 8 hours 36 mins