Yellowknife Accessible Transit System (YATS)

Mode of Transportation: Paratransit

Contact Information

Web Site:
Yellowknife Accessible Transit System (YATS)
Telephone Number:
(867) 873-8901


Yellowknife City Hall
4807 – 52nd Street
P.O. Box 580
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2N4

Hours of Operations

Hours of Service:

  • Monday to Friday: 6:40 A.M. to 7:10 P.M.
  • Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  • No service is offered on Sundays and statutory holidays.

Office Hours (for Making Reservations):

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Geographic Areas Serviced

Service area is generally defined as an 800-metre zone around the existing fixed route transit routes.

Description of Services Provided

YATS is a component of Yellowknife Transit that provides accessible door-to-accessible door service for persons who are unable to board, ride, or disembark the fixed route transit system with safety and dignity due to a temporary or permanent physical or functional disability.

Restrictions and/or Requirements for Use

  • All users are required to pre-register by submitting an application form signed by a health care professional.
  • All applicants will be required to reapply for YATS service every five (5) years.
  • Seasonal or temporary applicants will be required to reapply at the end of their current approval method.
  • One attendant may accompany a rider free of charge, when the rider’s eligibility and registration requires an attendant. The attendant must be picked up and dropped off at the same location as the rider.
  • If a rider’s registration information indicates the requirement for an attendant, travel will not be permitted without an attendant.
  • Wheelchairs and other mobility aids must be secured. Lap belts are recommended for all wheelchair users.
  • Due to limitations on the capacity of the lift, the combined weight of passenger and mobility aid cannot exceed 600 lbs (272 kg).
  • Canes, walkers and other portable mobility aids are always accepted.
  • Riders may bring their service animal on board any YATS vehicle free of charge.
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