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Canadian North

Canadian North is a 100% Aboriginal-owned airline that proudly serves Canada's North. Currently, they offer both scheduled flights and cargo services throughout Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well as charter flights throughout Canada and the United States.

Canadian North may accept pets as carry-on luggage, checked baggage, or as cargo freight depending on the size of the animal and the size of the aircraft. For in-cabin transport, they will accept small domestic dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, hedgehogs, and chinchillas. Other animals are not permitted in-cabin but may be transported via Canadian North Air Cargo.

CARRIER SIZE Must fit under seat (dimensions below)
  • Height: 23cm (9in)
  • Width: 41cm (16in)
  • Length: 57cm (22.5 in)
Please call booking agent to confirm that scheduled aircraft can accommodate your pet's requirements
CARRIER WEIGHT 10 kg (22 lbs) Will depend on the size and weight of your pet and the carrier. Weight allowance will also depend on the type of aircraft.
(plus GST /provincial taxes)
$100 CDN (plus GST/provincial taxes)
charge regardless of size of kennel or carrier


  • Travelers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with any provincial or territorial restrictions when travelling within Canada and the United States.
  • Live animals may not be accepted as checked baggage if your travel includes a codeshare flight.
  • Different aircraft have different weight and size restrictions. Call a booking agent ahead of time to confirm that your pet will be able to travel with you.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

If you are unable to travel with your pet, Canadian North Cargo can handle your needs. They have years of experience and they will gladly give your animal friends the extra attention they deserve. It is recommended that you call them ahead of time to ensure that your pet gets a place on the flight.

Codeshare flights

It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • Reservations and website help line: 1-800-661-1505
  • Canadian North Air Cargo: 1-866-663-2223
  • Canadian North website: Click Here
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