Getting Here

Cambridge Bay can be reached quite easily by air from southern Canada. Our community receives scheduled B737 jet service five days a week from Edmonton and Yellowknife via First Air and Canadian North airlines. First Air also provides scheduled ATR-72 turboprop service (daily, except Saturday) from Yellowknife.

If you've never been to Cambridge Bay, the price of an airline ticket may come as quite a shock when your travel agent first gives you the news. To prepare yourself for what you might expect to pay for a return airline ticket to our community, check out one of the following websites:

Travelocity  or Expedia

The three-letter airport code for Cambridge Bay is YCB. If you can't find a fare between your community and Cambridge Bay, use Edmonton (YEG) as your departure point.

For flight arrival and departure information while in Cambridge Bay call Canadian North: 983-2434, or First Air: 983-2591.

Accommodation

Visit our accommodation page for current information.

Meals

Visitors to Cambridge Bay can choose from restaurants at the Arctic Islands Lodge or the Ikaluktutiak Hotel seven days a week, or the Quick Stop choices at the Northern Store - pizza and Kentucky Fried Chicken, Monday through Saturday. 

Taxi Service

Taxis will usually meet the aircraft, but you can call for a cab: 867-983-2001

Vehicle Rentals

Book ahead for vehicle rentals from: 

Visitor Information

The Arctic Coast Visitors Centre (867-983-2224) is staffed year round. Ask about local tours, and self guided hikes. The centre will also have information on local artists who may have items for sale. Permanent displays provide information on attractions, Inuit lifestyles, as well as early exploration.  Fishing licenses are available here.

Attractions

Visit our attractions page for details on local sights, local tours, and events.

Emergencies

Police: 867-983-2111

Health Centre: 867-983-2531

Banking

Royal Bank of Canada, open Monday to Friday from 10 am: 867-983-2007

Shopping

Ikaluktutiak Co-operative Ltd is a department store with a variety of items from fresh, frozen and canned foods to hardware and household items. The Co-op often has local art and handicrafts for sale. Open from 10 am daily, closed Sunday.

Northern Store is a department store offering both fresh food and household items.  The store features the popular Quick Stop snack bar with fresh pizza and Kentucky Fried Chicken on the menu.

Olapkivik is an arcade and convenience store, open 7 am to 11 pm daily. 

Kitikmeot Foods packages and sells locally harvested fish and meat. Supplies depend on the season, but Arctic char is a staple and muskox is often available. This locally run business has an excellent reputation for its unique northern delicacies - suitable for gifts.

Eniknigiit Katimayet Elders Centre is a gathering place for elders. Here you may meet an elder who will create traditional clothing for you.

Kitikmeot Supplies has a wide range of camping essentials, hardware, fuel, and office supplies.


Quick Facts

  • Postal Code - X0B 0C0
  • Postal Abbreviation - NU
  • Area Code & Exchange - (867) 983
  • Time Zone - Mountain
  • Population (2011) - 1641