Yellowknife Holidays

Surrounded by wilderness, the city of Yellowknife is the capital and largest city of Canada’s Northwest Territories. The city is named after the copper knives of the indigenous Slavey people. Today, the city serves as a main transportation hub, though visitors can expect lots of outdoor adventuring here.

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How to get to Yellowknife

Here's what you need to know about getting to Yellowknife. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Yellowknife takes 13 hours.

When to go to Yellowknife

Typical Holiday Price

£1282 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Yellowknife varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Yellowknife.

Things to see and do in Yellowknife

cambridgebayweather | FlickrYellowknife Airport
Yellowknife Airport

Reviews of Yellowknife


Came to see the aurora borealis and were lucky - first night out and it was beautiful. We have pictures to prove it! Friendly city. Nice people. Good tours available.

Karan Nitsiza
Karan NitsizaWha Ti, Northwest Territories

Missing the view, and long walks.

Gwen Skocdopole
Gwen SkocdopoleNipawin

very gorgeous in mid July

Nils Rump
Nils RumpCopenhagen