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.
Yellowknife Summer Farmers MarketJul 17, 2017 5:00 pm — Sep 19, 2017 8:15 pm
Rain or shine, the Yellowknife Farmers Market runs every Tuesday evening at Somba K’e Civic Plaza in front of City Hall from June 6th – September 19th.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a delicious dinner in the sun. Shop for locally grown produce, locally harvested fish, fresh baked breads, homemade jams, artisanal crafts and more!
Old Town Ramble & RideAug 4, 2017 9:00 am — Aug 6, 2017 5:00 pm
The 11th annual Ramble and Ride festival is coming, don’t miss it! The Ramble and Ride is an eco-friendly festival held annually in the historic area of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on the August long weekend. The 2017 festival marks the 11th edition of Old Towns beloved festival and will sure to be the best one yet!
NWT PrideAug 11, 2017 8:00 am — Aug 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Welcome to NWT Pride, the only festival celebrating LGBTQ+ people in the Northwest Territories!
Canzeal CupSep 2, 2017 12:00 pm — Sep 4, 2017 5:00 pm
Sailboat race to Moose Bay. Departs on Saturday and returns on Monday. For those who do not want to race, come out for a great weekend of sailing and stories.
Coast Fraser Tower Glow Ball TournamentSep 15, 2017
Looking for that unique golfing experience? Glow Ball golfing is that something you are looking for! Playing golf in the pitch black under the Northern lights is something that every golfer needs to experience at the Yellowknife Golf Club.