Baffin Island

Iqaluit, 2,266km (1,408 miles) from Yellowknife, is the major transport hub on Baffin and is linked to the rest of Canada by flights from Montréal, Ottawa, and Yellowknife on Inuit-owned First Air (tel. 800/267-1247 or 613/254-6200; www.firstair.ca) or Canadian North (tel. 800/661-1505; www.canadiannorth.com); there are also flights from Ottawa or Montréal to Iqaluit on Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262; www.aircanada.com).

Because there are no roads linking communities here, travel between small villages is also by plane (some locals and very adventurous visitors will travel by boat or snowmobile between communities, but this takes time, skill, and preparation). First Air is the major local carrier, centering out of Iqaluit; a bevy of smaller providers, like Calm Air (tel. 800/839-2256; www.calmair.com) and Inuit-owned Air Inuit (tel. 800/361/2965; www.airinuit.com), fill in the gaps.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.