In Yellowknife, here's what not to miss

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In Yellowknife, here's what not to miss ...

A city rising above the evergreens. A lake as deep as eternity. A landscape sheathed in iron. And an energy like nowhere else in the world.  

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

The North’s top museum showcases the art, culture, industry and history of the territory, with displays featuring everything from mooseskin boats to old-time bushplanes. You’ll also find a great restaurant here, and a lecture space that hosts an series of intriguing and informative speakers.   

Cameron Falls

The North’s most-photographed falls is an easy daytrip from Yellowknife. After an hour-long drive down the scenic Ingraham Trail, a 20-minute trek through the evergreens brings hikers to the cusp of the cascade, where the Cameron River tumbles a dozen metres over the stony stairsteps of the Precambrian shield.

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-breakfast. 

Northern Lights

With crystal-clear skies and a perfect geographic location, Yellowknife is the world's top destination for viewing the Aurora Borealis. The Lights dance almost every night of the year. View them from a lodge, dogsled, ski trail – or even while strolling the city streets. 

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 patrons are a wild array: Northerners and visitors both, gathered around communal tables, sharing tales about the Northland and raising a mug to the floatplanes buzzing overhead.