Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes (11) Northwest Territories, (12) Nunavut, (13) Yukon Territory

Warplanes in the Northwest Territories, 

Nunavut, and Yukon Territory 

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

Data current to 18 Dec 2020.

Northwest Territories

Hay River

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (Serial No. 9776), RCAF, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650445)

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (Serial No. 11024), C/N CV-301, C-FUAW.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (Serial No. 11088), C/N CV-425, C-FPQM.

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, (Serial No. 11094), C/N CV-437, C-FNJE, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, C-FNJE, C/N CV-437.  1943.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, C-FOFI, C/N CV-343.  1943.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, C-FPQM, C/N CV-425.  1940.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (Serial No. 013), C-GFFC.

Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando, C-GIBX, First Nations Transportation.  (Bzuk Photo)

Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando (Serial No. 33242), C-FAVO.

Curtiss-Wright C-46A-45CU Commando (Serial No. 30386), C-GTEXASW.


Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, RCAF (Serial No. FD975), 29 Apr 1942.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582154)

Boeing-Stearman B75N1/PT-13 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-6458), C-GZAL.

Bristol 170 Freighter, Wardair, unloading a firetruck at Yellowknife, NWT, ca, 1954.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo)

 (WinterCity296 Photo)

Bristol 170 Freighter/Wayfarer Mk. 31, CF-TFX, ex G-AMRV, wearing blue and red colours of Wardair, mounted on a pylon.

Douglas C-47A-5-DK Skytrain (Serial No. 92451), Reg. No. C-FDTD, restored in 2019.  Airworthy.

 (Darian Froese Photo)

Douglas C-54G Skymaster, firefighting aircraft, C-FIQM, Buffalo Airways.

Fairchild F-24R (UC-61K), OO-GAO.  (RuthAS Photo)

Fairchild Model 24-W46 Argus (Serial No. W46324), CF-EKK.

Lockheed P-3A Orion converted to water bomber for Aero Union, USA.  (Akradecki Photo)

Lockheed P-3A Orion (BuNo. 151387), Reg. No. N922AU, ex-US Navy, now flown by Buffalo Airways of Yellowknife.

Noorduyn Norseman, CF-SAN, Buffalo Airways.  (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

Yellowknife, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC)

de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth, CF-DIQ, Central Airway.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390171)

de Havilland DH 83C Fox Moth, CF-BNI.


Boeing CC-177 Globemaster (Serial No. 177705), from CFB Trenton, Ontario and a US C-17 aircraft from the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard, transported equipment and personnel to the Resolute Bay Airport, Nunavut, in preparation for Operation NUNALIVUT on 2 April 2016.  (PO2 Belinda Groves Photo, New York Air National Guard)

There are a number of aircraft crash sites in this former Northwest Territory area.

Beechcraft King Air 200, C-FZNR, Air Nunavut.  (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

Dassault (Mystère 10) Falcon 10, C-GNVT, Air Nunavut.  (John Davies - CYOW Airport Watch Photo)

Dassault (Mystère 10) Falcon 10, C-FZOP, Air Nunavut.  (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

 (John Davies Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-7-150(IR) Dash 7, Environment Canada - Ice Reconnaissance, C-GCFR, 922.  (Darian Froese Photo)

Yukon Territory

Watson Lake

Bell P39L-1-BE Airacobra (Serial No. 42-4673-), Soviet markings, Nome, Alaska, ca 1944.  A number of these aircraft crashed en route to the Soviet Union during the Second World War, and at lease one of them is being recovered.  (USAAF Photo)

Whitehorse Airport

  (Lorne Kelly Photo)

 (Matt Boulton Photo)

Douglas DC-3 Dakota (Serial No. 4665), CF-CPY, mounted on a pylon as a weathervane, former Canadian Pacific Air Lines.

CCF Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20414), GO-414.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20305), C/N CCF4-96, CF-XEN.

Ryan NYP, "Spirit of St. Louis", Capt Charles A. Lindbergh, 2 July 1927 (second B-1 aircraft built).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3645491)

Ryan Brougham B-1, G-CAHR, “Queen of the Yukon”, silver, replica.