Iqaluit Transportation

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    First Air, Canadian North and Air Canada

    by arcticboy Updated Oct 5, 2010

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    There are no roads or railways coming into Nunavut, so the only way to get in and out is by air. There are three airlines to choose from and those are Canadian North, First Air and Air Canada.

    To get to Iqaluit you have to go through either Ottawa or Montreal. Like everything else up here, the airfare is not cheap. Depending on when you book, expect to pay about $1700 for a return ticket, but there are seat sales occasionally, so it helps to check.

    Once you're in Iqaluit you have a little bit more choice to get to the communities. The most popular destination from Iqaluit is to Pangnirtung, just north of Iqaluit. Just outside Pang is Auyuittuq National Park. I haven't been to the Pang side of the park, but I spent a summer working with Environment Canada on the Qikitarjuaq side, it's very beautiful - definetely worth checking out. You can get to Pangnirtung or Qikitarjuaq (Broughton Island) with Ken Borek Airlines, it takes about an hour. and it'll set you back a couple hundred dollars.

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    Taxi

    by arcticboy Updated Oct 5, 2010

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    Iqaluit doesn't have public transit service anymore. What we do have (in great abundance) are taxis. Taxis in Iqaluit don't use meters, instead they charge a flat rate of $6.00 per person. Normally they're pretty fast, but don't be surprised if the cabbie picks up other people along the way. This is common practice up here, you get used to it.

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    The Yellow Submarine!

    by jamiesno Updated May 8, 2004

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    Iqaluit Airport

    The Iqaluit Airport is often affectionately known as the yellow submarine, Iqaluit's busy canary yellow air terminal built in 1990 is positioned almost exactly halfway between Hollywood and Europe. Its runway has seen more movie stars than any other patch of real estate in the North.

    The runway is also 3000 metres and an alternate landing point for space shuttles.

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    City Maps

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    City Maps

    The City of Iqaluit has done a good job providing these monuments with city maps on them, so occassionaly I found it helpful when walking around the city to read the map, find out where you are to and then decide were to go next.

    There was also one of these on the beach over in Apex which was also helpful.

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    Taxis are popular!!

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    In Iqaluit Taxis are very popular and convenient. The cost is $4.50 CDN per person for anywhere within the city which is cheap. So if you are alone you are getting a steal, if your in a group of four or five the drive gets a steal.

    It is also common for people throughout the city to share cabs. Don't be surprised if along the way you pick up some locals on the way.

    The number I provided is to Pai-Pa Taxi Company.

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    First Air

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    First Air Route Map

    There are regular flights into Iqaluit and there are competing airlines. The two main airlines are Canadian North and First Air.

    The main gateway for First Air to Iqaluit is the city of Ottawa and Montreal.

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    Canadian North Airlines

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    Canadian North Route Map

    There are regular flights into Iqaluit and there are competing airlines. The two main airlines are Canadian North and First Air.

    The main gateway for Canadian North to Iqaluit is the city of Ottawa.

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