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, Canadian North, and Air Tindi airlines. First Air also provides scheduled ATR-72 turboprop service (daily, except Saturday) from Yellowknife. Air Tindi offers a flight every second Tuesday of each month for one way trips between Yellowknife and Cambridge Bay.

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
  • First Air  983-2591
  • Air Tindi  983-3010

Quick Facts

  • Postal Code - X0B 0C0
  • Territory Postal Abbreviation - NU
  • Area Code & Exchange - (867) 983
  • Time Zone - Mountain
  • Population (2016) - 1,766

Accommodations - Visit our Accomodations page for more information:

  • Arctic Islands Lodge, located at 26 Omingmak St.  (867) 983-2345​
  • Enokhok Inn & Suites, located at 1 Akhak Rd.  (867) 983-5060
  • Green Row Executive Suites, located at 10 Omingmak St.  (867) 983-3456
  • Ikaluktutiak Co-op Hotel, located at 6 Mitik St.  (867) 983-2215
  • Illu B&B, located at 12 Mitik St.  (867) 983-5173
  • Qillaq Lodge, located at 18 Koihok Maghagak Rd.  (867) 983-2067
  • The Ublu Inn, located at 16 Koihok Maghagak Rd.  (867) 983-3214
  • Umingmak Lodge Bed & Breakfast, located at 28 Iharulik St.  (867) 983-2550


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


Royal Bank of Canada, located at 4 Kamotik Rd. open Monday to Friday  (867) 983-2007

Emergency Contacts

  • Police  (867) 983-1111
  • Fire  (867) 983-2222
  • Ambulance  (867) 983-2222
  • Health Centre  (867) 983-4500

Meals - Visit our Local Services page under Business for more information on Restaurants.

Visitors to Cambridge Bay can choose from a variety of restaurants that are open 7 days a week, each offering their own uniqueness to the community. They can be contacted further for individual hours and information on take-out, private bookings, and catering.

  • Arctic Islands Lodge, located at 26 Omingmak St.  (867) 983-2345
  • Saxifrage Resto-Café, located at 21 Mitik St.  (867) 983-3111  
  • The Kuugaq Café, located at 16 Koihok Mahagak Rd.  (867) 983-2662
  • Qillaq Lodge, located at 18 Koihok Mahagak Rd.  (867) 983-2067
  • QuickStop, located in the Northern Store at 4 Mitik St.  (867) 983-2571

Shopping -Visit our Local Services page under Business for more information on Shopping in Cambridge Bay.

  • Ikaluktutiak Co-operative Ltd, located at 18 Omingmak St.  (867) 983-2201
  • Kalgen's Dis & Dat Convenience Store, located at 23 Kapihilik Cres.  (867) 983-3883
  • Kitikmeot Foods, located at 26 Mitik St.  (867) 983-2881
  • Kitikmeot Supplies, located at 5 Omilik Rd.  (867) 983-2227
  • Northern Store, located at 4 Mitik St.  (867) 983-2571.
  • Olapkivik Game Hall, located at 2 Ugyuk Rd.

Taxi Service - Visit our Local Services page under Business for more information on Taxi Services in Cambridge Bay.

Taxis will usually be waiting outside the airport upon the arrival of most flights, but cabs can be called from any of the following companies: 

  • Tundra Transportation (867) 983-1894 or (867) 983-5071
  • Go Cargo Taxi Ltd.  (867) 983-5005

Vehicle Rentals

Book ahead for vehicle rentals from:

  • Kalvik Enterprises  (867) 983-2996
  • AWR  (867) 983-5005 

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.