Getting Here

“The looks on their faces, the awe, tells you everything.” - manager of Arctic Bay Adventures

Getting to Arctic Bay, Nunavut

As the third most northerly community in Canada, the hamlet of Arctic Bay, Nunavut is as remote as it is beautiful. Please note transportation to and from the Arctic Bay Airport (YAB) is included as part of our package fees, along with lodging and food.

Our package prices do not include air flights to Arctic Bay, so find out more about how to get here below. We’ve also listed local transportation information for getting around Arctic Bay, in case of emergency.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us today! Our friendly team is happy to help you book your next arctic adventure.

Travelling By Air

There are no roads to Nunavut, and air travel is by far the most common means of transportation. Regularly scheduled flights depart from Ottawa, Ontario, the capital city of Canada. Ottawa can easily be reached from any major centre in the world.

YAB airport is located 5.6 km southeast of Arctic Bay. Previously the community was served by the Nanisivik Airport located 27 kilometres away.

Travelling By Sea

When seaways are open, cruise ships can be seen pulling into its sheltered harbour. Yachts also find this an ideal spot to moor during the summer. By boat, travellers may spot wildlife like whales, narwhals, and polar bears.

Getting Around

Koonoo Taxi

Arctic Bay, NU X0A-0A0

ph: 1-867-439-8352


Kenn Borek Air

Twin Otters, Beech 99, King Airs

PO Box 1741, Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

ph: 1-867-979-1919

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