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10 Best Things To Do In Yellowknife, Canada

Pala
Updated Apr 11, 2019

Yellowknife is the biggest community and the capital of the Northwest Territories in Canada. Yellowknife is also regarded as North America’s Aurora Capital. The city is located in Canada’s scenic and remote part. It is a beautiful blend of contemporary features along with some of nature’s great wonders. Here are the best things to do in Yellowknife Canada for your ease of travel.

1. Aurora Village

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Do not miss visiting this premier site for Aurora viewing in Yellowknife, Canada. Aurora Village is situated at a distance of half an hour from the city of Yellowknife. The village has been specifically designed to offer a great Aurora experience to the visitors. Even though North is known for its extreme temperature, visitors can have a great time here in maximum comfort.

Aurora Village

Address: 4709 Franklin Ave, NT X1A 2P4 Yellowknife, Canada

Website: Aurora Village

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2. Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

The center houses the archives and the museum of the NWT, Canada. In other words, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre manages the archival materials and objects that are a reflection of the history and culture of the NWT. It offers professional archives, services for cultural resource management and a museum to its partner organizations.

Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Address: 4750 48 St, NT X1A 3T5 Yellowknife, Canada

Website: Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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3. Northern Frontier Visitors Center

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This unique visitors center is open all seven days of the week and on most holidays. It should ideally be your first stop when you reach Yellowknife. Northern Frontier Visitors Center is centrally located and enjoys close proximity to various attractions and good accommodations. The staff at the center is known to be welcoming and cordial. They are always prepared to answer your queries on the locality and the city.

Northern Frontier Visitors Center

Address: 4807 49 St, NT X1A 3T5 Yellowknife, Canada

Website: Northern Frontier Visitors Center

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4. Cameron Falls Trail

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This highly popular trail is located in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada and attracts visitors throughout the year. Cameron Falls Trail leads to a wonderful suspension bridge and a picturesque waterfall that is definitely a great treat for the sore eyes. The trail is quite a popular path for sightseeing, picnicking and hiking. The entire trail covers a distance of 1.2 kilometers (0.74 miles) and offers an experience of moderate adventure.

Cameron Falls Trail

Address: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

Website: Cameron Falls Trail

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5. Old Town

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The historic Old Town of Yellowknife still features glimpses of the excitement that prevailed during the “dirty thirties.” It was an era when miners constructed wooden shacks, pitched tents. Other interesting sights include Latham Island and Peace River Flats. You can see beautifully preserved old log buildings and shacks that are hidden among the more modern buildings.

In order to get a complete feel of the vintage atmosphere here, you can take a leisurely walk along the Ragged Ass Road. The shoreline of the Old Town features tours, fish outfitters and a number of eateries. Visitors can also take a ride in one of the numerous float planes that will take them on fishing trips.

Old Town

Address: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

Website: Old Town

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6. Frame Lake Trail


The trail covers a distance of 7 kilometers (4.34 miles) in the form of a loop near the shores of the famous Frame Lake right in the heart of the city. Frame Lake Trail is the most preferred walking trail of Yellowknife and boasts a lot of interesting things. The loop’s eastern half has a sedate paved urban path.

It leads the visitors to the famous territorial legislative assembly, Prince of Wales Museum and City Hall. On the other hand, its western half offers a taste of the swampland, rocky outcrops and local wildlife of the Northern backcountry. The wildlife includes coyotes, foxes, muskrats, and waterfowl.

Frame Lake Trail

Address: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

Website: Frame Lake Trail

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7. The Legislative Assembly Building

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As mentioned in the beginning, Yellowknife, Canada houses the Legislative Assembly of the NWT. The city has the distinction of being the Northwest Territories’ set of the government. It was way back in November 1993 when the opening of the Legislative Assembly took place.

This building was specifically designed so that it can be a reflection of the landscape of NWT. The design also highlights the government’s openness and census style of ruling. The Legislative Assembly features the Great Hall that is open for 362 days every year for the visiting public. Visitors have a choice of opting for an audio tour or going for a guided tour that has won awards for its excellence.

The Legislative Assembly Building

Address: X1A 2L9 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Website: The Legislative Assembly Building

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8. Northern Arts And Cultural Centre


This tourist attraction is situated in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. Northern Arts And Cultural Centre is NWT’s sole center for performing arts. The center has a capacity of 313 seats and was inaugurated in May 1984. Northern Arts And Cultural Centre was created by the then residents of Yellowknife with support from a newspaper called The Globe and Mail. The construction of this center also got funds from individual, foundation, business and government contributions from all over Canada.

Northern Arts And Cultural Centre

Address: 5399 49 St, NT X1A Yellowknife, Canada

Website: Northern Arts And Cultural Centre

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9. Northern Images


It promotes and supports northern artists along with their products. Northern Images market crafts and arts in galleries that are situated in both Yellowknife and Churchill. The galleries have an excellent collection of books, prints, traditional handmade crafts, apparel, ornaments, and sculptures.

Northern Images

Address: 4801 Franklin Ave, NT X1A 2N7 Yellowknife, Canada

Website: Northern Images

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10. Bush Pilot's Monument

It is the most popular monument rising above Yellowknife’s famous Old Town. Bush Pilot’s Monument boasts an exceptional view of Black Bay and the city’s northern reaches. Since the monument is situated on a height, you can access it using a winding staircase to reach the top. The monument has been dedicated to engineers and bush pilots who lost their lives while flying over the skies of NWT.

Bush Pilot's Monument

Address: 3511, 3513 Ingraham Dr, NT X1A 2E8 Yellowknife, Canada

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Have fun galore in Yellowknife, Canada

Yellowknife has it all for everyone from adventure freaks that are fond of trailing to visitors who are fond of art and music.

This article was originally published on Aug 20, 2017

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