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. 

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  • How wheelchair friendly is the city and surrounding area? Are there W/C accessibly cabs? Which hotels have accessible rooms. Thanks for your help Sue

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    • The city of Yellowknife is only partially handicap-friendly where mostly major attractions like Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre are accessible by wheelchair. When it comes to transport, Yellowknife Accessible Transit Service is wheelchair-friendly, but I am not sure about cabs. Quality Inn & Suites Yellowknife and Capital Suites Yellowknife are said to be wheelchair-accessible, but I would suggest contacting these hotels before booking to confirm. 

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