The average price of a 7-day trip to Yellowknife is $1,730 for a solo traveler, $3,107 for a couple, and $5,825 for a family of 4. Yellowknife hotels range from $73 to $334 per night with an average of $121, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $640 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Edmonton International Airport (YEG) are between $534 and $798 per person for economy flights and $1,676 to $2,504 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $57 to $114 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Yellowknife, NT, CA

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to YEG and stay in a Yellowknife hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Yellowknife is usually late January.

 

Average Yellowknife Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Yellowknife for a week is $1,512-$2,492($216-$356 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $114 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $393 to $710 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $134 to $164 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Yellowknife for a week is $2,586-$4,176($369-$597 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $228 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $786 to $1,420 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $122 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $134 to $164 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Yellowknife for a week is $4,452-$7,496($636-$1,071 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $456 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,572 to $2,840 for economy

Lodging: $240 to $244 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $214 to $230 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Yellowknife

How cheap can you make a vacation to Yellowknife? The cheapest trip to Yellowknife is about $138 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $160 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $63.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Yellowknife for a week is $967-$2,242($138-$320 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $393 to $710 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $73 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $190 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Yellowknife for a week is $1,556-$3,344($222-$478 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $786 to $1,420 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $73 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $190 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Yellowknife for a week is $3,112-$6,118($445-$874 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $224 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,572 to $2,840 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $146 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $256 to $285 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Yellowknife cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Yellowknife Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Yellowknife.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Yellowknife for a week is $2,627-$11,724($375-$1,675 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $251 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $833 to $1,903 for first class

Lodging: $166 to $334 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,344 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Yellowknife for a week is $4,258-$15,384($608-$2,198 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $502 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,666 to $3,806 for first class

Lodging: $166 to $334 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,344 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Yellowknife for a week is $8,516-$27,540($1,217-$3,934 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $456 to $1,004 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,332 to $7,612 for first class

Lodging: $332 to $668 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $896 to $2,150 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Yellowknife Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Yellowknife is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Yellowknife due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Yellowknife Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Yellowknife hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Yellowknife.

 

Flight Costs to Yellowknife

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $798 average in mid December to a low of $534 in late January. Median flight price is $565. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Yellowknife our data includes 187 originating airports, and 77 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Yellowknife from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,642 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Kelowna (YLW) in Kelowna (Canada) at an average of just $252.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Yellowknife, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $264, so you can easily save about 49% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Yellowknife can easily cost $420 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $28 per person. Private tours can cost $833 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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