Are you looking for what to do in Yellowknife?
WHAT TO SEE
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre: With Frame Lake peeping from behind, this well laid out archive and museum makes for an educative and entertaining visit. Beautifully curated displays showcase natural history, European exploration, northern aviation, mining and, especially, Dene and Inuit ways.
- The Legislative Assembly Building: One of the celebrated tourist attractions in Yellowknife, the Legislative Assembly is the seat of elected government in the Northwest Territories. The building is built beautifully and has become the symbol of solidarity and uniqueness in Yellowknife. Bordering the Frame Lake, the building does not only enjoy a strategically picturesque location but also stands out for its tasteful architecture and design.
- Old Town: The Old Town area in Yellowknife makes for a wonderful walking area. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants, this neighbourhood is lively and full of cheer. With spectacular views of the lake, the Old Town is a picturesque place to be at any time of the day. In middle of the Old Town is the Pilot’s monument where you can climb up and enjoy watching seaplanes and houseboats from the viewpoint.
WHAT TO DO
Hiking: Hiking is perhaps one of the most fun things to do in Yellowknife. Some interesting hiking trails are.
- Cameron River Falls: Nestled in the Hidden Lakes Territorial Park, the Cameron River Falls trail is a year round hiking trail that leads up to a charming bridge and gorgeous waterfalls. The 1.2 kilometers hiking trail is of a moderate difficulty with some elevation hiking over rocks before arriving at a lookout that is privy to views of a 17 meter waterfall, river and canyon.
- Frame Lake Trail: The Frame Lake Trail is a five kilometer trail of well-maintained paved and graveled walkways and bike routes that circles the scenic lake, connecting downtown Yellowknife with the residential and commercial areas to the west. These nature trails are a daily route to work and an exercise path for Yellowknifers in all seasons.
- Ingraham Trail: Perhaps the most scenic drive and a highlight of tourism in Yellowknife, highway no 4 or Ingraham Trail as it is known in Yellowknife is a 70 kilometer long trail that was built as a part of the ‘road to resources’ route that was originally planned till the interior of Arctic. A beautiful drive, the Ingraham Trail offers scenic vistas of lakes, dense forests and ancient Precambrian rock.
- Canoeing: Visitors can obtain permits to canoe from Cameron River Ramparts to Yellowknife. A must do in your tour of Yellowknife!
- Fishing: The Great Slave Lake is popular for its ice fishing and leisure fishing in summers.
- Cross-country Skiing: Yellowknife is known for its endless trails and if you’re visiting during fall or winters, you can enjoy the incredible experience of cross country skiing over its frozen lakes.
- Dog Sledding: Explore how your ancestors used to travel with this extremely fun activity. Let trained dogs take you on a joy ride around town.
Below we have a list of things to do in Yellowknife and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Yellowknife getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Yellowknife with confidence.