Getting here is easier than you think
Flying to the Yukon is simple, with frequent service from several Canadian cities. Please check with airlines for flight availability and COVID-19 restrictions.
There are many ways to get to the Yukon, but flying is the easiest. You can catch regular flights with Air North, Yukon’s Airline, from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kelowna, Victoria and Yellowknife. In fact, Air North is offering a conference rate for attendees of ICOP 2024!
Travel Period: June 2 - July 4, 2024 Promotion Code: ICOP2024
10% discount off the best GoYukon, Saver or Optimum fare available at the time of booking (taxes, fees and surcharges are extra). All fares are subject to change. Seat sale fares Do not apply.
Change/cancellation fees subject to the fare purchased.
For reservations by phone or flight inquiries please call 1-800-661-0407 x 199 (within North America) or 1-867-668-2228 ext. 199 (local). Online reservations are simple, convenient and can be booked at any time!
o Go to www.flyairnorth.com
o Select your routing and number of passengers
o Enter Promotion Code: ICOP2024 in the promo code box
If this is your first time traveling on Air North, Yukon’s Airline, you will want to create a customer log-in ID which can be done during the booking process. If you have purchased a ticket with Air North previously, please use the customer login ID that already exists with your information. The customer log-in ID is where credit files are stored if flights are cancelled.
Or, if you’re coming from further abroad, there are a variety of convenient flights arriving in the Yukon via other major airlines such as Air Canada, WestJet, and Condor.
To learn more about travelling to Canada, visit the Government of Canada or check with your travel agent. If you need a Visa or invitation letter, please get in touch with the conference secretariat at: ICOP2024@canadianpermafrostassociation.ca
Book your hotel stay early and benefit from the awesome discounts we've secured!
Sternwheeler Hotel and Conference Centre Whitehorse
(Old Westmark) 201 Wood St. 2E4
Room Rate*: $285.00 Conference room block code: INTE061424 Code Expires: April 14, 2024
*All room rates are subject to 5% GST and additional hotel surcharges. Please check with your hotel about additional charges for your stay.
Other options for you:
Robert Service Campground has just recently reopened! Reserve your spot in advance on their website!
There are multiple daily scheduled flights to and from the Yukon. Access via the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport is just a 10-minute drive from downtown Whitehorse. There are three to five flights per day from Vancouver (varies seasonally) and additional scheduled connections from other cities. Most downtown hotels offer airport shuttle services and taxis are also available at the airport. Please check with your accommodation about available services or book in advance. Be aware that several flights may arrive within a short time of each other placing demand on our limited capacity. Public transportation will be limited at certain times of the day.
Check out other ways to get to and from the airport here.
ICOP 2024 Host location
Ayamdigut (I-yam-de-gut) Campus
Yukon University will play host to our conference. It will provide an incredible backdrop at the height of the Yukon summer for researchers to discuss the themes most important to them. www.yukonu.ca
Visit their website here for more information about the services available on campus and to view their wayfinding maps.
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Yukon lies north of the 60th parallel, adjacent to British Columbia to the south, Northwest Territories to the east, and Alaska, USA, to the west. Yukon, well known for its rich natural environment and endless possibilities for outdoor activities, has a variety of permafrost conditions to explore.
Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon Territory, is the largest northern city in Canada, with a population of nearly 30,000. Today, 11 of the 14 Yukon First Nations have signed their Self-Government agreements. They are responsible for their resource management, economic and social programs, combining traditional activities on the land with entrepreneurial and administrative skills in businesses, government and tourism. Visitors are extended a warm welcome when they visit the local First Nations cultural centres and festivals across the territory, including;
We encourage you to explore Yukon as part of your stay!
ICOP 2024 will be held on the lands of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta'an Kwachan Council in Whitehorse, Yukon, an ideal place to showcase these recent developments and the current challenges firsthand, and its location in Canada’s North offers the perfect environment to learn and exchange ideas. Join us there in June 2024.
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