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6 unique things to do in Yellowknife

Monday, 18th August 2014

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The young frontier city of Yellowknife was only founded in the 1930s, and following its early goldrush days has since grown into a bustling city. Yellowknife is the gateway to the Northwest Territories and the Canadian Arctic, and is home to some unique attractions. Here are 6 of the best thing to do, according to our Head of Product, Liz.

1. Cycle down Ragged Ass Road

2. Gain an insight into life at 62 degrees north

Take a tour of the Legislative Assembly and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (where this painting hangs)

3. Eat at Yellowknife’s oldest restaurant

4. Walk up to the Pilot’s Monument

The views over Yellowknife and the colourful houseboats moored on Great Slave Lake are incredible.

5. Take the skies in an original 1940s DC-3 aircraft

6. See the lights!

From August onwards, take in the spectacular sight of the aurora borealis – Yellowknife is situated under the auroral oval and boasts a 95% chance of seeing the aurora during a 3-night stay between August and April!

Want to visit for yourself?

Travel to Yellowknife on a tailor made holiday to the Yukon. Get in touch with our Tailor Made Travel Specialists to include it in your Canada itinerary.