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Canadian North Launches New Direct Iqaluit – Toronto Summer Service, with Flights Starting June 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Canadian North has announced the launch of non-stop service between Iqaluit, Nunavut and Toronto, Ontario’s Pearson International Airport, this summer, with flights now available for booking at

For the first time, Nunavummiut and others travelling between Iqaluit and Toronto will be able to do so without a connection and/or layover.

The introduction of this flight is expected to benefit Nunavut’s economy and the tourism sector in particular. People in the Greater Toronto Area will now have direct access to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, as well as many other unique and beautiful Arctic communities across Canadian North’s vast northern network. It will now be easier and less expensive for many Canadians and visitors to enjoy the many adventures that Iqaluit has to offer; including wildlife viewing, fishing, and witnessing the midnight sun. In the summertime, there are many scenic places to go hiking, camping and berry picking, such as Sylvia Grinnell Park, the Road to Nowhere and the seaside trail to Apex. For more information on what awaits you in Iqaluit check out Travel Nunavut, Destination Nunavut, and the City of Iqaluit.

Iqaluit-Toronto flights will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays, from June 3 until September 30, in time for the summer travel season. Weekend getaways or week-long excursions will all be possible in either direction.

Route Frequency Departure Arrival
Iqaluit, NU to Toronto, ON Friday, Sunday 8:00 am 11:00 am
Toronto, ON to Iqaluit, NU Friday, Sunday 12:30 pm 15:30 pm


Canadian North will operate the comfortable, quiet and fast Boeing 737 aircraft on this route, with complimentary inflight meal and beverage service (excluding alcohol) available to all passengers and safeguards at every step of the journey through the Canadian North Care program.

“We are committed to finding new ways of connecting Inuit Nunangat to the rest of the world and vice-versa. I’m excited about the new opportunities this will bring for communities and businesses alike. To our friends in the Greater Toronto Area, I invite you to come fly with us and experience not only the beauty and adventure that the North has to offer but also our reliable, caring and friendly airline service.” Andrew Pope, VP Customer and Commercial

The new route is now on sale for booking during the summer months at or by speaking with your travel agent.


More about the Iqaluit to Toronto flight: 

Iqaluit is the largest city in the region of Inuit Nunangat that falls within Canadian borders; Inuit Nunangat is the homeland of Inuit within North America. Often considered as remote or even unreachable by much of southern Canada, this scenic and culturally rich area will now be a three-hour flight from Toronto.

As the largest airport in the country, Toronto Pearson offers more domestic and international connections than anywhere else in Canada. Southbound passengers will be able to travel directly to Toronto and book seamless interline connecting flights through Canadian North

About Canadian North:

Canadian North is a 100% Inuit-owned airline that connects people and delivers essential goods throughout Canada’s North – safely, reliably and always with friendly and caring customer service. Canadian North Airlines services 25 communities within the Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Nunavut, as well as Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton – and now Toronto – with a versatile fleet of Boeing 737 and ATR 42 aircraft. Canadian North is also the premier charter services provider for large resource sector clients requiring dependable, efficient and economical fly-in/fly-out air service and it operates flights across North America and beyond for sports teams, cruise lines, tour operators and many others. Canadian North is wholly-owned by Makivik Corporation and Inuvialuit Development Corporation.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Kablutsiak
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian North

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