Don Denton/Pearl May 23, 2017 - A view of the control tower, the Victoria Flying Club and aircraft at the Victoria International Airport.

Air North to start direct flights to Whitehorse

Flying from Victoria to Whitehorse just got a little easier with the introduction of two new direct flights per week.

Starting May 18, 2018, Air North will begin a Friday afternoon flight direct to Victoria, returning to Whitehorse via Kelowna. On Monday afternoons, the Victoria-bound flight will stop briefly in Kelowna. For a limited time, special introductory fares from Victoria to Whitehorse will start from $188 one-way.

In the past, Air North has done yearly one-off flights between Whitehorse and Victoria for the Thanksgiving weekend and other popular travel times, but this will be the first regular direct flight.

In a press release, Paul Nursey, president and CEO of Tourism Victoria said that the new service is also a chance for Asian travellers “who dream of seeing the Northern Lights to add Victoria to their itineraries,” in addition to giving northerners a chance to see Victoria for more than just its mild climate.

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