I have a redemption that involves travel in the economy.

I really want to fly with Canadian North

I wrote about my interest in visiting Canada's northern coast. I have flown over the region many times on long haul flights and have always been amazed at how beautiful it is.

Flying over Canada on a Turkish Airlines flight to Los Angeles

I had a great time visiting Whitehorse because of the unique seasonal flight from Frankfurt to Whitehorse.

I didn't realize how much of the region was accessible even with points. Canadian North has a fleet of over 30 planes. The fleet is a mix of old and new, ranging from a 40-year-old Boeing 757 to a 35-year-old ATR 42.

Canadian North has a fleet that avGeeks will enjoy, as well as a route map. That is really cool.

Canadian North’s routemap

You can redeem points for these flights if you are a partner of Canadian North. You can make a booking on aircanada.com. You can expect to pay the following number of points for a one-way economy award with Aeroplan.

  • An itinerary of up to 500 miles will cost you 6,000 points
  • An itinerary of 501-1,500 miles will cost you 10,000 points
  • An itinerary of 1,501-2,750 points will cost you 12,500 points

These flights are a great use of points because of their high cost. You could book a flight to Pond Inlet for just 12,500 Aeroplan points, which is less than the cost of a plane ticket.

Canadian North ticket cost with Aeroplan points
Canadian North ticket cost with cash

Any tips for visiting the Canadian Arctic?

I need some help from OMAAT readers. I want to go to Canadian North next summer. It is possible that I would start in Montreal and travel from there. The question is where to go.

I am certain that this is no exception, because the readers of OMA AT know everything. What kind of route would you like to take if you wanted to visit the Canadian Arctic over a three or four day period?

Grise Fiord was the first destination that came to mind when I looked at the route map. According to the flight schedule, the destination is only served via a Canadian North codeshare agreement, so that wouldn't qualify for Aeroplan points redemptions.

These fares are expensive. A one-way ticket from Grise Fiord to Resolute Bay would cost $825.

Fares in the Canadian Arctic aren’t cheap!

Iqaluit is the biggest city in the region, so it makes sense to stop there. Where would you head from there?

Bottom line

Thanks to Canadian North, the Canadian Arctic is accessible and fascinating. Canadian North is accessible because of Aeroplan. This is a pretty cool opportunity, even though it's not traditional.

I would love to hear what anyone has to say about planning itineraries on Canadian North.