Immerse yourself in the incredible adventure that Canada’s only Territory has to offer. Spend some time in Yellowknife, an incredible city booming with culture, nature, and breath-taking views of the lakes, city and the Northern Lights. Every season in Yellowknife has something to offer its residents and visitors. We’re sure no matter what time of the year you visit, you’ll have incredible memories and stories to tell time and time again.
Here are 5 recommended things to do when exploring Yellowknife:
Pack your hiking boots and the essentials. Take a trip 45 kilometers east of Yellowknife to the Cameron Falls Trail. Journey on the boardwalk, with incredible scenic views of the Yellowknife forestry for 20 minutes before you arrive upon a lookout facing the magnificent waterfalls that make the hike worth every second. Once you’ve taken in its beauty, continue upstream to find the perfect picnic, fishing, and swimming sites to relax and cool off after your hike.
Rain or shine, head over to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to brush up on your knowledge, or educate yourself about the history and culture that makes Yellowknife what it is. With many exhibits that show both historical aspect and incredible First Nation artists, you’ll be thoroughly intrigued your entire visit. Not only are there exhibits, but the Centre does have many daily activities for children and people of all ages. Keep your children entertained, educated, and engaged with the scavenger hunt the Northern Heritage Centre holds.
A small trek up the steps will take you to the Bush Pilot’s Monument to acknowledge all the pilots who helped develop Yellowknife into what it is today. While you’re there, take in the astonishing 360 panoramic view of Yellowknife. While you’re there, you’ll see the Great Slave Lake, the Dettah Ice Road and Old Town from the top. This special spot is perfect spot is worth a visit all year round.
Dogsledding at its finest. These furry bundles of energy, joy, and muscles are eager to take you on a guided forest adventure. The tour guides will help you learn how to keep your sled on track and adapt well to the conditions of traveling with your pack.
One of the top Aurora Borealis viewing experiences in Yellowknife, “My Backyard Tours” is owned by a local family in Yellowknife offering a cozy night in at their cottage with above and beyond service that’ll make you feel like you’re spending the evening at a good friend’s cabin. The staff offers a prompt hotel pick up, a guided tour with the necessities, snacks and valuable information – even winter weather gear – to help you enjoy your evening. Make sure to bring your camera because you’re in for a spectacular show of the Northern Lights at one of Yellowknife’s most highly recommended spots.
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