Things We Love to Do in Yellowknife
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots around the Coast Fraser Tower in Yellowknife NWT Canada you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
Yellowknife Golf Club
A unique Golfing experience in the Canadian North. With a limited season the course is always busy. Come out and play under the midnight sun.
Old Town Glassworks
Come out and sand blast some glasses and take a unique gift home. Located in the heart of Old Town Yellowknife.
For all your Aurora viewing needs.
Open Aug 12 – Oct 6 for summer/fall viewing & Nov 20 – Apr. 6 winter viewing
Old Town Yellowknife
See where it all started.
Legislative Assemlby of the Northwest Territories
Come and see where the laws are made in the north. Take a self guided audio tour of the Legislative building.
Cameron Falls Trail
Located about 47 miles east, these beautiful falls are worth a visit any time of the year. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can hike another eight miles to see the Cameron River Ramparts Waterfalls as well!
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Learn about the land, history, and people of the Northwest Territories. The Centre features a large collection of materials and objects archived by the government.
Check out the hangar and planes popularized by the television show Ice Pilots. There’s even a store to pick up souvenirs.
The viewing deck gives you spectacular views of Great Slave Lake, Back Bay, Yellowknife Bay, Old Town, Jolliffe Island, Frame Lake, and the community of Yellowknife.
Fred Henne Territorial Park
Take a dip in beautiful Long Lake! This park has sandy beaches that are perfect for lounging in the sun.
City of Yellowknife Heritage WeekFeb 18, 2017 8:00 am — Feb 24, 2017 5:00 pm
The main objective of ‘Heritage Week’ is to help conserve, protect and celebrate the heritage of Yellowknife for the benefit of present and future residents. There are various events taking place in recognition of Heritage Week. The majority of events throughout the week are FREE to attend and there is something for everyone.
Dead North Film FestivalFeb 23, 2017 8:00 am — Feb 26, 2017 5:00 pm
DEAD NORTH is a short genre film-making festival that is open to all the good people freezing their faces off North of 60. Over the course of two months, filmmakers from the circumpolar world produce original films in some of the world’s coldest climates. Learn More!
Snowking Winter FestivalMar 1, 2017 8:00 am — Mar 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Each year in March an epic winter wonderland is created on Yellowknife Bay where the Snowking and his tundra toughened helpers raise up one of Yellowknife and the NWT’s proudest monuments…the Snowcastle. Erected and built out of the frozen waters and white powder snow of Great Slave Lake, the Snowcastle becomes a month long bastion of community spirit, collaboration, innovation in the arts, entertainment for young and old and where the spirit of winter wonderment from all our collective childhood reigns supreme. And though it might melt away every year, the community of Yellowknife has enough hot chocolate scented-music infused-northern lights show extravaganzas to last them until the next year’s festival begins.
Frostbite 50Mar 18, 2017 8:00 am — Mar 19, 2017 5:00 pm
We embrace winter! And we would like to help you make the most of this winter with the Frostbite 50, coming up on 18 March.The Frostbite 50 is a 50 km, continuous foot or classic ski event on ungroomed trails. Participate solo or as a team of up to five participants. There are four road-accessible checkpoints, and participants are welcome to have support along the way. This is an event, not a race, and there are no prizes for first place. We want winter lovers of all abilities to join us, and for everyone to have fun and finish safely
Long John JamboreeMar 24, 2017 8:00 am — Mar 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Some of our activities are offered at a set rate and are generally discounted to be affordable. Below are activities that will require a purchased ticket either in advance or on-site. - Free Event