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 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.
Brrrlesque – The Hottest Show in TownJan 25, 2017 7:00 pm — Jan 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Yellowknife’s Version of Burlesque
Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter. It originated as theatrical entertainment involving parody and sometimes grotesque exaggeration…but now we are doing it the Yellowknife way. http://www.brrrlesque.ca/
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.