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 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.
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.
Coast Fraser Tower
New Year’s Eve FireworksDec 31, 2015
Finally it’s dark enough for fireworks!! Come out to Frame Lake as the City hosts a fireworks display to celebrate the year’s end and ring in the new year.
Light up the Trail!Dec 15, 2015
Stroll the McMahon Frame Lake Trail over the holiday season to enjoy the festive lighting along the eastern side of Frame Lake. Christmas lights will illuminate the trail starting in December and continuing into January.
Snowking Winter FestivalMar 1, 2016 — Mar 31, 2016
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.