Yellowknife Tourism

Whether its bounty seekers, gold diggers or even aimless wanderers; many kinds of people have been enchanted by the capital of the Northwestern Territory. For a city located a mere 400 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife sure does have a lot going on. Drop dead gorgeous and subtly stimulating, the town has a lot to offer to nature and adventure enthusiasts, and embodies the best of Canada tourism. Get ready to experience hiking trails that will leave you spell bound and sights that will warm the cockles of your heart; falling in love with Yellowknife is inevitable.

Drive along the Ingraham trail to experience vistas that will remain with you forever or canoe in the Cameron River to truly comprehend the virgin beauty of nature. Yellowknife is a blessed land with a heart of gold. No wonder then, that Yellowknife has attracted not just gold miners but people from various ethnicities who call this glorious town home. Breathe in the vintage gold-rush atmosphere in Old Town and devour a scrumptious burger in the Yellowknife’s very own heritage, The Wildcat cafe; Yellowknife has a host of surprises up its sleeves. Endless summer days coupled with devastatingly beautiful arctic scenery make Yellowknife a no brainer when it comes to vacations in Canada.


Essential travel information and Yellowknife tips for your visit

  • If you are visiting Yellowknife during winters, take appropriate winter clothing and do remember that there is an imminent possibility of frost bite. The most important thing to do is cover up as much skin as possible. Frost Bite can happen very quickly and sometimes unnoticeably.
  • Don’t forget to pack bug spray as bugs and mosquitoes are plentiful in summer.
  • Start your trip with a visit to the visitors center so that you are well informed about activities and travel tips.
  • Drunkenness and dereliction are rampant downtown, particularly on the ‘Gaza Strip’: 50th St between Franklin and 52nd Aves. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Yellowknife

  • Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife
    Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife6 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    This 4-hour guided tour takes you on a mission to see one of the world's most famous natural phenomena: The Aurora Borealis! ...

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  • Save 4% 4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife
    4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife2 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Joinyour guide on this evening tour, 4-6 hours, from Yellowknife anddiscover the breathtaking Northern Lights! Be picked up a...

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  • Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from Yellowknife
    Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from Yellowknife1 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Enjoy this 4-hour hiking day tour at Cameron falls and reconnect with nature and wildlife at its best. On this tour you will ...

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  • Yellowknife Dog Sledding Tour
    Yellowknife Dog Sledding Tour3 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Sled through frozen lakes and trails with the fastest sled-dogs in the north and the defending champions of the Canadian Dog ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Yellowknife before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Yellowknife for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yellowknife.

    • Burglary and Theft 55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60 (High)
    • Attacks 67.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 67.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
    • Safety Index 45.56 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index -7.5 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 5.17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.01 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.18 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.83 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yellowknife

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.53 USD

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