Distance between Fort Nelson BC and Yellowknife NT

The distance from Fort Nelson to Yellowknife is 1,594 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 18 hours and 3 minutes and goes through Fort St. John, Muskwa, Manning, High Level, Meander River, Edzo and Behchoko.

Shortest distance by air 608 km ✈️
Car route length 1,594 km 🚗
Driving time 18 h 3 min
Fuel amount 127.5 L
Fuel cost 241 CAD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Fort Nelson 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
97 17 km, 13 min
Muskwa 17 km 0:13 13 min 0.3 L
97 354 km, 3 h 58 min
Charlie Lake 371 km 4:12 4 h 12 min 29.5 L
97 11 km, 08 min
Fort St. John 382 km 4:20 4 h 20 min 30.0 L
97 64 161 km, 1 h 48 min
Hines Creek 543 km 6:08 6 h 08 min 43.4 L
64 685 119 km, 1 h 22 min
Manning 662 km 7:31 7 h 31 min 50.9 L
35 212 km, 2 h 25 min
High Level 874 km 9:56 9 h 56 min 69.2 L
35 77 km, 52 min
Meander River 951 km 10:49 10 h 49 min 75.8 L
35 3 541 km, 6 h 04 min
Behchoko 1,491 km 16:53 16 h 53 min 118.5 L
3 102 km, 1 h 10 min
Yellowknife 1,594 km 18:03 18 h 03 min 127.4 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Fort Nelson 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
97 17 km, 13 min
Muskwa 17 km 0:13 13 min 0.3 L
97 354 km, 3 h 58 min
Charlie Lake 371 km 4:12 4 h 12 min 29.5 L
97 11 km, 08 min
Fort St. John 382 km 4:20 4 h 20 min 30.0 L
97 24 km, 16 min
Cecil Lake 406 km 4:37 4 h 37 min 32.4 L
64 137 km, 1 h 31 min
Hines Creek 543 km 6:08 6 h 08 min 43.4 L
64 685 85 km, 57 min
Chinook Valley 628 km 7:06 7 h 06 min 49.6 L
35 34 km, 25 min
Manning 662 km 7:31 7 h 31 min 50.9 L
35 28 km, 20 min
Notikewin 690 km 7:52 7 h 52 min 55.0 L
35 11 km, 07 min
Hotchkiss 701 km 7:59 7 h 59 min 55.9 L
35 80 km, 53 min
Keg River 780 km 8:53 8 h 53 min 62.3 L
35 28 km, 19 min
Paddle Prairie 809 km 9:12 9 h 12 min 64.5 L
35 65 km, 44 min
High Level 874 km 9:56 9 h 56 min 69.2 L
35 38 km, 26 min
Hutch Lake Cottage Area 912 km 10:22 10 h 22 min 72.8 L
35 39 km, 26 min
Meander River 951 km 10:49 10 h 49 min 75.8 L
35 211 km, 2 h 22 min
Enterprise 1,162 km 13:11 13 h 11 min 92.0 L
1 3 329 km, 3 h 41 min
Behchoko 1,491 km 16:53 16 h 53 min 118.5 L
3 102 km, 1 h 10 min
Yellowknife 1,594 km 18:03 18 h 03 min 127.4 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Fort Nelson to Yellowknife?

Fuel cost: 241 CAD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,594 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.89 CAD / L)

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How long is a car ride from Fort Nelson to Yellowknife?

Driving time: 18 h 3 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 1,394 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 15 h 29 min
  • 180 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 14 min
  • 12 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 10 min
  • 6 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 7 min
  • 1 km with a maximum speed 45 km/h = 1 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Fort Nelson to Yellowknife by land?

The distance between Fort Nelson and Yellowknife is 1,594 km by road.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Fort Nelson and Yellowknife respectively.

How far is Fort Nelson to Yellowknife by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Fort Nelson and Yellowknife is 608 km.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Fort Nelson and Yellowknife respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Fort Nelson from Yellowknife by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 45 min to cover the distance of 608 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 45 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Fort Nelson to Yellowknife?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 32 min to cover the distance of 608 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 53 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Fort Nelson and Yellowknife?

The halfway point between Fort Nelson and Yellowknife is Paddle Prairie. It is located about 12 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Paddle Prairie to Fort Nelson is 809 km and driving will take about 9 h 12 min. The road between Paddle Prairie and Yellowknife has length 785 km and will take approximately 8 h 51 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Keg River is in 780 km from Fort Nelson and 813 km from Yellowknife
  • High Level is in 874 km from Fort Nelson and 720 km from Yellowknife
  • Hotchkiss is in 701 km from Fort Nelson and 893 km from Yellowknife

Where is Fort Nelson in relation to Yellowknife?

Fort Nelson is located 608 km south-west of Yellowknife.

Fort Nelson has geographic coordinates: latitude 58.80628, longitude -122.69396.

Yellowknife has geographic coordinates: latitude 62.45585, longitude -114.37042.

Which highway goes from Fort Nelson to Yellowknife?

The route from Fort Nelson to Yellowknife follows 35, 97, 3, 1.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • 64: 98 km
  • 685: 44 km
  • 737: 24 km
  • 58: 2 km
The distance between Fort Nelson and Yellowknife is ranked 17,179th in the ranking popularity.
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