Screw flying between YZF and YXY
, especially aboard First Air. Their ATR's are nothing special, and you can fly those back home quite easily. If youre going to come all this way, make it worth your while.
You can take the Canadian North F-28 from Calgary, (or Edmonton) to Yellowknife, spend a few days around here, then take their F-28 again to Inuvik. Inuvik is a great place, on the edge of the Beaufort Sea and the Mackenzie River, and is great outdoorsman place. After you spend some time there, hop on an Air North HS748 to either Dawson City or Old Crow (also great places), and from either of those places you can go to Fairbanks, again on Air North and on a HS748.
It'll be the adventure of your lifetime. If you can afford it, do it that way. It'll be much more memorable.
Oh, when and if you make it up here, (Yellowknife) you'll have a heck of a fun time. Its a great place.