City of Yellowknife

Yellowknife, the best of both worlds

This is the North’s capital of cool. Here you’ll find it all: Skyscrapers rearing up from the outcrops, casting long shadows over Great Slave Lake. Sailboats tacking through the gleaming waves and floatplanes looping in the cloudless sky. A festival in an ice-palace, and a music concert on a sandy lakeshore. A clutch of houseboats, bright and offbeat and rocking gently on the swells. A smorgasbord of flavors: Ethiopian restaurants, sushi joints, and wine bars that serve muskox burgers. Log cabins beside mansions beside houses shaped like teepees. Visitors from Japan, Toronto, Tuktoyaktuk. And a whole bunch of friendly, off-beat locals, making their home and having a heckuva time in the biggest little city in Canada.

 

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5-day Fishing Package

Relax in the Northern wilderness and fish for Pike, Trout and Grayling galore at idyllic Yellow Dog Lodge.  Read more

NWT Diamond Centre

Come experience the true beauty of Canadian diamonds. We feature and sell a variety of loose diamonds, mined, cut, and polished in the Northwest Territories. We also display an arrangement of set jewellery that embodies... Read more

Ahmic Air Ltd.

Floatplane charter service using classic DHC-2 Beaver aircraft based in Yellowknife's historic Old Town. Sightseeing flights over Yellowknife and surrounding areas, day trips, and transportation to remote camps, fishing... Read more

North-Wright Airways Ltd.

North-Wright Airways is the Sahtu Region's premier air service. We are located 145 km (90 miles) south of the Arctic Circle in the heart of the Sahtu Region, at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories and we have bases in... Read more

North Star Adventures

We offer interesting and fun Day Tours in both Summer and Winter seasons. We also offer multi-day adventure experiences, each showcasing one of many wonderful places to see and experience here in the Northwest... Read more

Nonacho Lake Fishing Adventures

If Fishing, Muskox/Nature,Aurora veiwing or good family fun is what you are looking for, Nonacho Lake offers it all. We are the only operators on Nonacho Lake, which is the 8th largest lake (800sq.km) in the NWT.... Read more

NARWAL Northern Adventures

Northern and Remote Wilderness Adventures Ltd. (NARWAL) is a small, friendly, majority Aboriginal owned and operated family business. Our reputation as a competent, safety conscious outdoor adventure school is well... Read more

Namushka Lodge (1982) Ltd

Fly-in fishing lodge on Harding Lake, 32 air miles (52 km) east of Yellowknife. Enjoy fishing for Lake Trout, Pike, Whitefish and Walleye. For the outdoor adventurer, rock hounding and bird watching (bald... Read more

My Backyard Tours

We offer fun and informative professionally guided tours. Participant's interests are incorporated into our City, Capital Sites and Meet the Artist Gallery tours which range from 2-3 hours in length. Our tours also get... Read more

Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd.

Join us for a flightseeing trip or use our air charter services. We operate an air charter company with two small bush planes on floats, skis, and tundra tires and can customize all sorts of fly-in outdoor adventures... Read more

Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort

Eco-award winning, all-season, fly-in (from Yellowknife) wilderness resort and lodge. Open summer and winter for aurora viewing, fishing, and wilderness holidays out of Yellowknife. Read more

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Watch is a Nunavut resort, located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. A world-class beluga whale observation site, Arctic Watch offers access to hiking, kayaking, Arctic safaris with beluga whales, muskox,... Read more

Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Haven Lodge is a Nunavut 5-star resort, located on Ennadai Lake, 700 km east of Yellowknife. Arctic Haven is positioned on the tree line in the Canadian Arctic Barrens. Access is from Yellowknife. This area is... Read more

Air Tindi

Air Tindi is an airline company based in Yellowknife offering scheduled flights to a number of NWT communities. We are able to assist our customers whether it be a city tour to getting paddlers to their dream... Read more

Strong Interpretation

There are many stories written here on this northern landscape, in the movement in the animals, in the growth of a jack pine, and in the people who live here. Strong Interpretation is here to interpret those stories... Read more

Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures

For a Great Northern Experience! Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of day trips ranging from 2 to 10 hours in all seasons and for all ages. We can tailor outdoor day programs or packages to suit your... Read more

Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited

Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited provides year round, high quality custom guided Fat Bike tours to cyclists of all abilities who are seeking a new and extraordinary outdoor adventure in the Northwest Territories that they... Read more

Jackpine Paddle

Paddling brings us back to our basic rhythms. Our goal is to improve your kayaking and canoeing skills in an atmosphere of fun and friendship, and share our pristine land and water with you. You can count on our... Read more

Old Town Glassworks

Etching popular northern designs on unique 100% recycled glass, since 1994. Visit our gift shop in Old Town or come by for a workshop and make your own souvenir. Read more

Nanook Aurora Tours

Offering four-hour Aurora tours including the ice road and City of Yellowknife. Pick-up and drop-off available. Small groups. Service in Japanese available. Call or visit website for more details. Read more

Great Slave Lake Tours

Great Slave Lake Tours offers winter and summer trips on Great Slave Lake, the ninth biggest lake in the world and the deepest lake in North America. Tour by boat in summer or Bombardier snowmobile (B12) in winter.... Read more

Enodah Wilderness Travel/ Trout Rock Lodge

Trout Rock Lodge is a beautiful wilderness lodge located in the pristine North Arm of Great Slave Lake. It is a 15 minute floatplane ride from Yellowknife. Read more

Bluefish Services

With Bluefish Services you’ll get an unforgettable taste of Great Slave Lake. During the summer, travel by boat to the best fishing spots around Yellowknife. During the winter, travel to the best spots from the comfort... Read more

Beck's Kennels

World class dogsled tours! Kennel owned and operated by World Champion dog racer, Grant Beck. Read more

Aurora Village

Aurora Village is a unique Aurora-viewing facility situated 25 minutes from downtown Yellowknife. Simply the most popular Aurora-viewing experience in the world! Read more

Yellowknife Tours

Come experience world-class Aurora Borealis viewing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. We are the only guides in the Northwest Territories to offer services in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. With over 20... Read more

B. Dene Adventures

Your Dene Connection in Yellowknife. B. Dene Adventures is a Traditional Dene Culture Camp business which teaches the Dene way of life through our history, our language and our unique connection to the land. B. Dene... Read more

Great Slave Lake Safaris

Overnight and day fishing trips from Yellowknife to Blanchet Island on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.  Read more

Arctic Tours Canada

Arctic Tours company is a Yellowknife based tour operating company that offer Aurora Hunting tours, Yellowknife sightseeing tours, wildlife viewing (buffalo) tours, Cameron Falls hiking tours, and tour packages in... Read more

Canada North Adventure/Sonny Aurora and Sunshine

Join us on an Aurora hunting adventure. Our skilled tour guides know all the best places around Yellowknife to capture the perfect picture. Our new 12-passenger Sprinter Van is available for small groups. Take our... Read more

Aurora Dream Tours

Our professional tour guides will take you on amazing Aurora viewing tours, city tours, ice road tours and much more. You will discover the north in an exciting way. We provide photo services. Read more

Warburton Bay Lodge

Warburton Bay has a magic of its own. Located on the southwest end of Mackay Lake, it is close to the tree line. Warburton Bay Lodge is 217km Northeast of Yellowknife by float plane in the summer and 257 km on the world... Read more

Mackay Lake Lodge

Travel to the barrenlands, the Land of the Midnight Sun, home of the Aurora Borealis -- unchanged wilderness since the beginning of time. Mackay Lake Lodge is situated on a gravel esker mid-way along 160 km Mackay Lake... Read more

Wild Aurora Bear Camp

An easy 2 hour drive from Yellowknife with a stop at the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, Wild Aurora Bear Camp was first established as a Tlicho hunting and trapping cabin and has evolved as a tourism and learning centre... Read more

Arctic Safaris

Fishing and Barrenlands wildlife photography, including migrating caribou, at the Obstruction Rapids in the central Barrenlands north of Yellowknife. Read more

Northern Exposure

The most reliable and economical transportation service in Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. No request is too big or too small. Read more

Indian Mountain Lodge

Fish for Trophy Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling at our all-inclusive lodge located in East Arm, Great Slave Lake. Fly in from Yellowknife between July and August. Read more

Frontier Coachlines NWT

Travel through the NWT by the highways connecting these great communities. Read more

Department of Transportation

Up-to-date information about road conditions, ferry operations and ice bridges, as well as flight information, travel tips and links to weather forecasts. Read more

Bob Dunsmore Tours

Yellowknife City tours by Bob Dunsmore, a resident of Yellowknife for 30 years and former Tour Guide of the Year. Read more

Adventure Northwest Ltd.

One of the most diverse outfitters in the North offering Big Game hunts for barrenground and Arctic Island caribou, Mainland and Arctic Island muskox, Arctic wolf, barrenground grizzly bear, polar bear and walrus.... Read more

Adlair Aviation

Charter service available throughout NWT & Nunavut, with bases of operation in Yellowknife & Cambridge Bay. Read more

Summit Air

Summit Air is a specialized charter aviation company with a keen focus on customer service and customized aviation solutions. Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

Ursus Aviation

A native owned company with over 30 years operating experience. Serving the Sahtu and Yellowknife areas including Tulita, Norman Wells, Wrigley, Deline, Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake. Wheels, skis and floats. On- and... Read more

Yellowknife Golf Club

This unique18-hole Yellowknife golf course provides beautiful scenery, friendly, welcoming service and the opportunity to play under the midnight sun.  Read more

Your Planner (The Bucket List Tour)

Nine Days Eights Nights - All Inclusive Luxury Coach Tour. Main tour stops include: Hay River Wood Buffalo National Park Nahanni National Park Reserve City of Yellowknife     Read more

Great Slave Adventures

Specializing in outdoor adventures, we offer an affordable way for those visiting the Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife to fish and explore Great Slave Lake.  Read more

Aquilon Power Kite

Welcome to Aquilon Power Kite, the fastest way to get in touch with the wind!  Read more

Aurora Ninja Photo Tour

Aurora photography tours for groups of 25 or less, available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Our tours offer specialized knowledge in Aurora photography. We don't just photograph the Aurora for you; we teach you how... Read more

Sean Norman - Aurora Chaser

Welcome to the most mystical of evenings north of 60°. Here you'll find the forever magic of the aurora chase - focused on photography, a little bit of astronomy, in the cosiest small group.  Read more

The Aurora Borealis Experience

The Aurora Borealis Experience specializes in exciting, safe and memorable outdoor adventures. Read more

Hello Aurora

Aurora viewing tours, city tours, and hikes at Cameron Falls. We book all your activities and  accommodation. Read more

Yellowknife Northern Lights Tour

Specializing in Aurora chasing and photography tours. Read more

Old Town Paddle & Co.

Old Town Paddle & Co. are the most northern Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) outfitter in Canada. Read more

Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Haven Lodge is a Nunavut 5-star resort, located on Ennadai Lake, 700 km east of Yellowknife. Arctic Haven is positioned on the tree line in the Canadian Arctic Barrens. Access is from Yellowknife. This area is... Read more

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Watch is a Nunavut resort, located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. A world-class beluga whale observation site, Arctic Watch offers access to hiking, kayaking, Arctic safaris with beluga whales, muskox,... Read more

Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort

Eco-award winning, all-season, fly-in (from Yellowknife) wilderness resort and lodge. Open summer and winter for aurora viewing, fishing, and wilderness holidays out of Yellowknife. Read more

Namushka Lodge (1982) Ltd

Fly-in fishing lodge on Harding Lake, 32 air miles (52 km) east of Yellowknife. Enjoy fishing for Lake Trout, Pike, Whitefish and Walleye. For the outdoor adventurer, rock hounding and bird watching (bald... Read more

NARWAL Northern Adventures

Northern and Remote Wilderness Adventures Ltd. (NARWAL) is a small, friendly, majority Aboriginal owned and operated family business. Our reputation as a competent, safety conscious outdoor adventure school is well... Read more

Embleton House Rooms and Suites

Old fashioned hospitality, award winning customer service + Location!  Two blocks from the heart of Yellowknife close to entertainment shopping and walking trails. Two options to choose from: Option #... Read more

Days Inn and Suites Hotel

Days Inn & Suites Yellowknife, in the heart of scenic Yellowknife, is an ideal choice whether on an extended business trip or vacationing in Canada’s North. Days Inn & Suites Yellowknife is conveniently... Read more

Chateau Nova Yellowknife

The Chateau Nova Yellowknife is the newest hotel in the Nova Family. Nova Hotels started in Yellowknife with its first hotel built in 2000. We are happy to say that after 16 years, we are coming full circle and are... Read more

Capital Suites Yellowknife

Discover the Capital advantage at Capital Suites Yellowknife. We offer 78 modern suites. We have something for everyone, from our cozy studios to one, two & three bedroom suites. All suites feature fully-equipped... Read more

Country Cabins

Experience Yellowknife’s rural wilderness beauty in comfort at Country Cabins. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking and Aurora viewing are all readily accessible from our location at Prelude Lake. Prelude Lake... Read more

Explorer Hotel

Full-service hotel, with exceptional views, located downtown near shopping.  Read more

Super 8 Yellowknife

The Super 8 Yellowknife features 66 well appointed guestrooms with easy access to shopping, restaurants, hospital, walking trails. Read more

Stanton Suites Hotel

We are conveniently located near many department stores and Stanton Territorial Hospital. Nova Court offers fully furnished kitchenettes as well as spacious single rooms to accommodate all travelers. Read more

Coast Fraser Tower Suite Hotel

Yellowknife's premiere suite hotel. Enjoy fully-equipped kitchens, spacious, beautifully appointed living room, and balcony for Aurora viewing. Read more

Sunshine B&B in Old Town

Located in the centre of Old Town, our B&B is close to local restaurants and famous historical places. Read more

Mackay Lake Lodge

Travel to the barrenlands, the Land of the Midnight Sun, home of the Aurora Borealis -- unchanged wilderness since the beginning of time. Mackay Lake Lodge is situated on a gravel esker mid-way along 160 km Mackay Lake... Read more

Enodah Wilderness Travel/ Trout Rock Lodge

Trout Rock Lodge is a beautiful wilderness lodge located in the pristine North Arm of Great Slave Lake. It is a 15 minute floatplane ride from Yellowknife. Read more

Warburton Bay Lodge

Warburton Bay has a magic of its own. Located on the southwest end of Mackay Lake, it is close to the tree line. Warburton Bay Lodge is 217km Northeast of Yellowknife by float plane in the summer and 257 km on the world... Read more

Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314

Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314, a fraternal and charitable organization that promotes and supports community needs through volunteer efforts.   Read more

Quality Inn and Suites

Conveniently located in downtown Yellowknife in the Centre Square Mall. Latitudes Restaurant. Mackenzie Lounge. Banquet and conference facilities. Read more

Reid Lake Territorial Park

Reid Lake is also an excellent base for fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, power boating, and for extended canoe trips into the surrounding lake systems. From here... Read more

Fred Henne Territorial Park

Swim at Long Lake’s sandy beach. Camp, picnic, canoe or enjoy the amenities and attractions of nearby Yellowknife. Hike the four-kilometre Prospector’s Trail, highlighting the gold-bearing geology of the area. Or follow... Read more

Prelude Lake Territorial Park

The largest developed park on the Ingraham Trail, Prelude Lake Territorial Park offers a variety of facilities. There are trails,a sandy beach for swimming, a dock and boat launch, and boat rentals. The island-filled... Read more

Northern Lites Motel

Motel style accommodation, centrally located in Yellowknife's downtown core. Read more

Bayside B&B and Dancing Moose Cafe

Bed and Breakfast and Cafe, located in historic Old Town on the shore of Great Slave Lake, with vista of Yellowknife Bay.  Read more

Arden Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in a convenient location. Business, tourists, families welcome. Close to hospital, airport, shopping. Read more

Blue Raven Bed & Breakfast

Charming Blue Raven Guest House perched atop Latham Island in picturesque Old Town. Read more

Discovery Inn

Conveniently located, one block from Yellowknife centre, shopping, government offices, restaurants. Read more

Indian Mountain Lodge

Fish for Trophy Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling at our all-inclusive lodge located in East Arm, Great Slave Lake. Fly in from Yellowknife between July and August. Read more

Arnica Inn

Located within walking distance of Yellowknife's city centre and Old Town. 43-room inn with many amenities. Read more

Lucy's Place

Daily and weekly room rentals in conveniently located condo close to airport, Walmart, hospital and restaurants. Read more

Arctic Chalet B&B Yellowknife

Located in Yellowknife, this B&B offers a spacious, guest-friendly environment and is only minutes away from downtown shopping, the airport, walking trails and local visitor attractions. Rates are $90.00... Read more

Willow Ridge Retreat

Peaceful, cozy and remote all-season accommodations. Read more

The Watermark

Step into a world of luxury accommodation where you feel far removed from the fray, yet only minutes from downtown. Quality speaks for itself throughout; gracious entrances greet you upon arrival, and set a tone of... Read more

Anderson Thomson Tower

Step into a world of luxury accommodation, where you feel far removed from the fray, yet only minutes from downtown. Quality speaks for itself throughout; gracious entrances greet you upon arrival, and set a tone of... Read more

Aurora Yellowknife B&B

Suite with separate entrance and four bedrooms for a maximum of ten people. Read more

Birches Bed & Breakfast

This cozy, quiet B&B is located a short walk from downtown. Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

NWT Diamond Centre

Come experience the true beauty of Canadian diamonds. We feature and sell a variety of loose diamonds, mined, cut, and polished in the Northwest Territories. We also display an arrangement of set jewellery that embodies... Read more

Aurora Heat

Our products support local trappers and contribute to the economic strength of northern communities. To ensure we can enjoy the comfort and warmth of Canadian fur for generations to come, our fur trade is strictly... Read more

Tłįchǫ Online Store

Tłı̨chǫ Online Store, sells handmade authentic native art and crafts made by First Nations and Northern artists from the Northwest Territories Read more

Northern Images

Art gallery and retail store specializing in Inuit and Northern arts and crafts. We carry an excellent selection of stone carvings, original art and limited edition prints from all the communities of the north. You will... Read more

Old Town Glassworks

Etching popular northern designs on unique 100% recycled glass, since 1994. Visit our gift shop in Old Town or come by for a workshop and make your own souvenir. Read more

Yellowknife Book Cellar

Serving the North for over 30 years. An excellent selection of Northern books. Special orders and book searches available. Read more

Just Furs

Unique shop in Old Town specializes in fur items - northern style hats, headbands, earmuffs, mitts, fur scarves, vests, slippers and mukluks. Read more

Gallery of the Midnight Sun

This is the NWT's largest gallery and gift shop offering fine arts and crafts from across the North. Located in Yellowknife's historic Old Town, in a traditional trading post style setting. Gallery of the Midnight Sun... Read more

Gallery on 47th

Art gallery carrying original works from local artists.     Read more

NWT Arts Program

The NWT Arts Program is a marketing initiative that represents all artists of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Program helps connect you with registered artists and the story of their art. Read more

Ragged Ass Road Shoppe

Come here to pick up your own tied-dyed long johns and Ragged Ass Road sign and other items bearing this popular name. Shop at our location in downtown Yellowknife or online. Read more

Bullock's Bistro

A bustling little restaurant in Old Town, Bullock's Bistro is known for serving fish fresh from Great Slave Lake. We offer "Yesterday's news and Today's Fish and Chips." Enjoy our informal atmosphere in a Heritage... Read more

Arctic Canada Trading Company Ltd.

Arctic Canada Trading Company is based in Yellowknife, NWT. We market and sell unique and high quality products exclusively made in the North. Read more

Bayside B&B and Dancing Moose Cafe

Bed and Breakfast and Cafe, located in historic Old Town on the shore of Great Slave Lake, with vista of Yellowknife Bay.  Read more

Trails End Harley-Davidson

Canada's most northern H-D full line retailer. Our northern collectables and clothing are hot items, particularly our TEHD Logo T-Shirts. Read more

Javaroma Cafe

Coffee shop with a fine selection of coffees, teas, specialty drinks, bagels, sandwiches and light meals. Read more

Ashoona Studios

Come explore the amazing world of Inuit art. Visit the art studio in downtown Yellowknife to view or buy. Read more

Overlander Sports

Complete wilderness travel store with huge selection of high quality brand name equipment and clothing. Canoe and sea kayak rentals along with related equipment. Read more

L'Atitudes Restaurant

Conveniently located in the Centre Square Mall, L’Atitudes offers a sidewalk cafe atmosphere without the drawbacks of bad weather and honking horns. Read more

Coyote's Steakhouse & Lounge

Coyote's is the premier steak and seafood restaurant in the north. Our mission is to "bring premium Alberta beef and fresh Atlantic seafood to our guests, accompanied by service par excellence. Read more

Gourmet Cup

Enjoy fresh brewed coffee, loose tea, a creamy latte or stay for a light lunch. Read more

Museum Cafe

Enjoy the bistro lunch menu. Open year round and located on the second floor of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Read more

Erasmus Apparel

Erasmus Apparel delivers the latest t-shirts with the most unique designs inspired by living in the North.  Read more

Sushi North

Fresh Japanese sushi rolls from take-out or eat-in restaurant. Many tasty varieties to choose from! Read more

Northern Frontier Visitors Association

If you are planning a trip to Yellowknife, here is where you'll find the information you need to choose a place to stay and arrange a tour, a fishing trip, or an Aurora viewing package. Our Northern Frontier Visitors... Read more

A Taste of Saigon

Join us for lunch or dinner at our Vietnamese restaurant in our downtown Yellowknife location. Read more

After 8 Pub

Looking for a place to wet your whistle while having fun? Drop in for a pint at this neighbourhood pub and games room. Read more

Black Knight Pub

Looking for great food and great people? Then come and join your friends at 'The Black Knight Pub', the only Scottish pub in the North! Read more

Inkit

Northern inspired t-shirts, aprons, eco-bags, flags, signs and magnets. Great souvenirs. Shop in store or online.  Read more

Aurora Emporium Art Gallery

Northern owned business providing quality service, selection and northern art. Read more

Arctic Jewellers

Retail jewellery store selling Canadian Diamonds, mined and cut in Canada. Jewellery repair also available. Read more

Diamante Restaurant

Traditional Italian cuisine with a modern flair. Read more

Barren Land Jewellery and Gifts

Unique jewelery, clothing, and giftware. Many items made by Canadian designers. Diverse items sure to impress you! Shop in comfort and close to hotels, restaurants, cafes and grocery stores.  Read more

Fireweed Studio

Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts members display their one-of-a-kind works for viewing and sale at the Fireweed Studio. Located by City Hall on Veteran's Way. Read more

Wildcat Café

Yellowknife's oldest restaurant is an historic site, open in the summer only. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck, or in the quaint and original log building. Operates during summer only.  Read more

Trader's Grill and Trapline Lounge

At Traders Grill we take pride in our slow roasted prime rib, grilled Cambridge Bay arctic char and other unique fair. Enjoy Sunday brunch with a spectacular view from our floor-to-ceiling windows or stop in and... Read more

For Men Only

Casual to formal, head to toe, we’ve got you covered. Clothing and footwear. Located in the Lower Level YK Mall. Read more

Bijou Boutique

Charming boutique in downtown Yellowknife offering homewares, souvenirs, jewellery and accessories. Read more

Twin Pine Diner

Classic updated diner fare and gourmet burgers. Read more

For Women Only

Fantastic shoes, clothing and accessories. Located in Scotia mall. Read more

Twist

For an evening out, stop in at Twist, our stylish fully licenced lounge. Unique variety of food and drinks. Read more

Thorntons Wine and Tapas Room

Intimate tapas restaurant with extensive wine list. Open winter only. Read more

Korea House

Korean restaurant in Yellowknife. Dine in, take out and delivery offered. Check out our Facebook page, where you can find our menu. Read more

NWT Brewing Company

NWT Brewing Company is your one and only place for northern craft beer in the territory. Read more

Vietnamese Noodle House

Popular lunchtime destination for Yellowknifers. Eat-in or take-out. Read more

One of a Thai

Serving quality Thai food for lunch and dinner at the Yellowknife Curling Club. Specializing in catering for business meetings, parties, and banquets. Read more

Ice Blink

Soft clothing and lovely things. Check us out on Facebook. Read more

Down to Earth Gallery

Staffed mainly by local artists, Down to Earth Gallery is Yellowknife’s largest selection of locally made arts and crafts. Read more

The Cellar Bar & Grill

The Cellar Bar & Grill is a cozy basement bar hosting live entertainment weekly. Read more

Kilt & Castle Pub

The Kilt & Castle Pub is a bar and restaurant including the main floor Irish pub (The Irish Kilt) and an upstairs restaurant (The Castle). Read more

CAMERON RIVER CROSSING TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

This Ingraham Trail day-use area features washrooms, a picnic area, a lookout, trails and fishing.    Read more

PROSPEROUS LAKE TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Don’t be deceived by the apparent size of Prosperous Lake as seen from the shore – the main body of the lake is out of sight! This boat launch provides access to Prosperous Lake, which stretches... Read more

MADELINE LAKE TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Located on Madeline Lake, this park is a perfect place to enjoy a meal at one of its several picnic sites equipped with tables and firepits. Use the boat launch and dock area to access the lake for powerboating and... Read more

YELLOWKNIFE RIVER TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Located on the Yellowknife River, the park is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic or fishing. There are washrooms here, a picnic area and playground, trails and a boat launch. For the more adventurous, boat up the river... Read more

Houseboat Bay

The North's most colourful neighbourhood bobs on the waves of Great Slave Lake, just offshore of Old Town. Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore this floating community – or bunk down at the houseboat bed-and-... Read more

Wildcat Cafe

The North's iconic eatery, the log-cabin Wildcat is where the world comes to dine. You'll find that the ambience is rustic, the food is divine, the deck is bathed in sunshine, the beer is crisp and your fellow... Read more

Thaidene Nëné National Park

Meaning “Land of the Ancestors,” Thaidene Nëné is a park-in-waiting, slated for federal and territorial protection in the next few years. The park will guard the glorious East Arm of Great Slave Lake... Read more

Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building

Perched on the shores of Yellowknife's Frame Lake, the igloo-shaped territorial assembly building is the North’s centre of power. Take a tour and you’ll get a peek at the stately assembly chamber; the ornate,... Read more

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

The granddaddy of Northern museums, Yellowknife’s voluminous Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre has it all – from biplanes to gold-mining memorabilia to Dene mooseskin boats. In addition to all the... Read more

Reid Lake Territorial Park

Reid Lake is also an excellent base for fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, power boating, and for extended canoe trips into the surrounding lake systems. From here,... Read more

Prelude Lake Territorial Park

The largest developed park on the Ingraham Trail, Prelude Lake Territorial Park offers a variety of facilities. There are trails,a sandy beach for swimming, a dock and boat launch, and boat rentals. The island-filled... Read more

Fred Henne Territorial Park

Swim at Long Lake’s sandy beach. Camp, picnic, canoe or enjoy the amenities and attractions of nearby Yellowknife. Hike the four-kilometre Prospector’s Trail, highlighting the gold-bearing geology of the... Read more

Cameron Falls

For a pretty little hike through classic Northern shield-country, drive 45 kilometres east of Yellowknife to the Cameron Falls Trail. The path twists through evergreen forests, across boardwalks and over... Read more

Frame Lake Trail

Forming a seven-kilometre loop around the shores of Frame Lake in the heart of Yellowknife, the city's favourite walking trail has a little of everything. The eastern half of the loop is a paved, sedate urban path... Read more

Cameron Falls

About 45 minutes by road east of Yellowknife, a short, scenic trail leads over the undulating outcrops to 17-metre Cameron Falls. Here, the Cameron River takes a tumble en route to Great Slave Lake. A bridge... Read more

Long Lake Beach

Weekends in late summer, Yellowknife’s beach is peachy, with changing rooms, a campground, a kitchen area, volleyball and more water-skiers than you can shake a beer at. Read more

Yellowknife Golf Club

Eighteen holes. Sand fairways. Grassy putting greens. Jackpines, bedrock and ravens. It’s safe to say you’ll never play golf anywhere like the Yellowknife Golf Club – especially if you come for the Midnight... Read more

Old Town Yellowknife

Old Town Yellowknife Yellowknife's historic Old Town retains some of its raffish "dirty thirties" excitement, when miners pitched tents and built wooden shacks on Willow Flats, Peace River Flats, Latham Island and... Read more

Pilots' Monument

Yellowknife's most popular lookout rises above Old Town, providing a stupendous view over Great Slave Lake, Back Bay and the northern reaches of the city. The monument is high up on "The Rock," and is accessed via... Read more

POWDER POINT TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Powder Point Day Use Area is located within Hidden Lake Territorial Park on the Ingraham Trail, a little more than 45 kilometres east of Yellowknife on the eastern arm of Prelude Lake. Powder Point offers access to... Read more

PONTOON LAKE TERRITORIAL PARK

On the Ingraham Trail, this park features washrooms, a picnic area, trails and a boat launch.     Read more

​Back Bay Cemetery

Back Bay Cemetery, a City of Yellowknife Heritage Site, consists of 35 gravesites from 1936-46. The cemetery is located along the waterfront in Jackfish Draw, adjacent to Back Bay, on Great Slave Lake. It was... Read more

Canadian Pacific Float Base

Built in 1946 on the waterfront in Old Town, this City of Yellowknife Heritage Site was the city's first permanent floatplane base. Many aviation pioneers once worked out of this building, including Stan... Read more

Fireweed Studio

Built in the early 1930s as a blacksmith shop, this single-storey log building was originally situated on what is now the Giant Mine property. After being moved to its current location near City... Read more

Bank of Toronto Building

Located at 7 Otto Drive on Latham Island, this log cabin is one of Yellowknife's oldest surviving buildings. Built in 1938 as a private residence, the city's Bank of Toronto branch opened here six ... Read more

The Old Hudson Bay Warehouse

The Hudson Bay Warehouse in Old Town was built in 1945 to store retail goods imported by river from the south to feed, clothe and support the miners who established Yellowknife. Read more

Frame Lake Trail

This seven-kilometre loop around Frame Lake is the recreation trail for activity in the heart of the capital. While the eastern half is paved and passes by residential neighbourhoods, the western half consists... Read more

Niven Lake Trail

Direclty across HIghway 3 from the Northern Frontier Visitor Centre, this easy two-kilometre loop explores the shoreline of a small marshy lake in the heart of a Yellowknife residential neighbourhood.... Read more

Somba K'e Park

On the shores of Frame Lake in front of City Hall, this grassy park is Yellowknife's favourite gathering place. In summer, musical performances are common at the waterfront ampitheatre, and various attractions – the... Read more

Old Town

One of the most diverse, historic, offbeat neighbourhoods in Canada, Old Town is the beating heart of Yellowknife. Here, where the Precambrain Shield juts into Great Slave Lake, goldseekers 80 years ago pioneered what... Read more

Bristol Freighter

Perched on a pillar near the entrance to town, the yellow and blue Bristol Freighter airplane greets visitors to Yellowknife, reminding them of the region's vital aviation history. Bush planes such as this one... Read more

Old Log School House

The Old Log School House was the first school in Yellowknife. It was built in 1937 by prominent Yellowknife pioneers Ray G. 'Red' McPhie and 'Sleepy Jim' McDonald. Originally used as a mining kitchen and bunkhouse... Read more

CABIN FEVER MUSIC FESTIVAL

February

This event brings Yellowknife musicians together for a great mid-winter music festival. Read more

ICEOLATION ART SHOW

March

Annual artist show on the theme of ice. Opening at the Snow Castle. Exhibition at Down to Earth Gallery the following week. Read more

SNOWKING WINTER FESTIVAL

March 1-31

Celebrating its 22nd year, come visit the snow castle on Yellowknife’s Back Bay and stay for art exhibits, live music, a film festival, family events, a hockey tournament and great hot chocolate throughout the month.... Read more

FROZEN DOG FILM FESTIVAL

March

Part of the Snowking Winter Festival. Visit the castle for the annual Frozen Dog Film Festival, screened by Western Arctic Moving Pictures. Read more

FROSTBITE 50

March 18

Ski, snowshoe or running event starts and finishes at the Yellowknife Ski Club. If follows a 45-kilometre loop onto Back Bay, Walsh Lake, Prosperous Lake and return via Hay Lake. Registration opens in February, online.... Read more

DIAVIK 150 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP DOG DERBY

End of March

The Annual Diavik 150 Canadian Championship Dog Derby is held over three days on the ice of Great Slave Lake, with a 50-mile lap run each day. Read more

LONG JOHN JAMBOREE

March 24 - 26

This long-weekend event is held on Great Slave Lake in Yellowknife and features the De Beers Canada Inspired Ice Carving Championships as well as a variety of entertaining, family-friendly events. From helicopter... Read more

BEER BARGE

June

A re-enactment of the annual arrival of the first barge into Yellowknife, bringing a welcome supply of beer to the thirsty miners. Live entertainment will include music and storytelling. Several dignitaries will speak... Read more

Annual International Shore Lunch Competition

June 3

Enter a team into the competition, or just come out to enjoy some of the finest fish in the north and participate in the day's activities. Read more

CANADIAN NORTH MIDNIGHT SUN GOLF CLASSIC

June 16

A long-standing highlight of the Yellowknife summer season. Tee off under the sun at midnight. Banquets and pro workshops. Lots of prizes. Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

Territorial holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices for details. Read more

SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

June 21

Where music, culture and community spirit meet. Lots of live performances at venues all around Yellowknife. Read more

MIDNIGHT SUN FLOAT PLANE FLY IN

July 6-9

Many types of aircraft dock in Old town for this event. Come down and view these aviation wonders. Many events and activities to take part in, including lakeside dining, a fly past, entertainers and more. Read more

FLYFISHING DERBY

July 7-9

Hosted at Trout Rock Lodge, the 24th annual Fly Fishing Derby where you can try your hand at flyfishing at one of the most beautiful locations around. Contests, flyfishing lessons, shore lunches and more. Read more

FOLK ON THE ROCKS

July 14 - 16

The North's biggest music festival takes the stage at Long Lake for a weekend of fine local, national and global music, plus specialty food, arts and crafts. The 37th annual Folk on the Rocks will have City and Colour... Read more

OLD TOWN RAMBLE & RIDE

August long weekend

An eco-friendly festival that brings together Old Town merchants, artists and musicians. Event highlights Old Town’s uniqueness to tourists and Yellowknifers alike. Activities for the whole family. Read more

ANNUAL COMMISSIONER’S CUP RACE

August long weekend

One of the longest fresh-water sailing races in North America. The race starts on Friday at 9 a.m. and resumes from Hay River on Sunday at 9 a.m. Boats return sometime Monday. Read more

FESTIVAL OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

September

Come out and enjoy tons of local Yellowknife talent at Northern United Place. Features live music, an arts market and a pizza party.  Read more

GLOW BALL GOLF TOURNAMENT

September

One of the largest Glow Ball tournaments in North America. Includes golfing, dinner and prizes.  Read more

Yellowknife International Film Festival

September

Western Arctic Moving Pictures in cooperation with our community partners will tour a package of films from the 10th annual Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) into every region in the NWT, with the support... Read more

CANZEAL CUP

September long weekend

Sailboat race to Moose Bay. Departs on Saturday and returns on Monday. For those who do not want to race, come out for a great weekend of sailing and stories. Read more