Yellowknife Tourism

Visit Yellowknife - Best of Yellowknife

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.


Yellowknife Travel Tips

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. 
More about Yellowknife

Facts and Stats for Yellowknife*

  • Pollution Statistics in Yellowknife

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

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
  • Yellowknife: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Yellowknife for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yellowknife.

    • Burglary and Theft 70 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80 (Very High)
    • Attacks 80 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 85 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 60 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Yellowknife - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 32.89 (Low)
    • Climate Index -7.5 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 5.17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 96.76 (High)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.36 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.11 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Yellowknife

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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