We just sent out an announcement to our tour operators for two upcoming conferences in Yellowknife: The Northern Air Transport Association AGM, Annual Conference and Trade show, from April 8 - 10, 2013, and the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research from Jan 3 - 5, 2014. Local tourism buisnesses are encouraged to read up on these events on their respective websites:
Learn how to create beautiful, functional northern crafts, and take home a handmade souvenir of your own creation! Workshops are open both to residents and visitors to Yellowknife, and are sure to delight enthusiasts of both art and northern culture.
Sheared Beaver Fur Mittens with Wool Stroud Exterior
Saturday, March 2 from 10 am to 6 pm
$200, all supplies included, maximum 6 people
March is one of the best months to visit Yellowknife, and the Snow King winter festival is an event that both residents and tourists will not want to miss! The Snow King's castle is nearing completion, and the schedule is now available at http://snowking.ca/. Make sure to check out their awesome photos of the castle being built! A huge thank-you is due to Snow King Tony Foliot and his dedicated crew of volunteers for the huge amount of effort they dedicate every year to this amazing community event!
Update Feb 21, 11:42 AM - Highway 3 is now open to regular traffic.
All travellers planning to use highway 3, please be advised that the highway is closed between Behchoko and Fort Providence due to an accident. This closure is expected to last a minimum of 12 hours, or until midnight of February 20th. Re-opening times will be announced on CJCD radio (100.01 FM) as well as on this website.
DEAD NORTH is a short horror film challenge that is open to all the good people freezing their faces of North of 60. The films will be screened on March 13th, 8pm at the Snowking Castle.
Registration deadline is: February 14th
Renovations of the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre will get underway this spring, with the recent announcement from the Canadian Economic Development Agency to provide $200,000 over two years to help stabilize the buildin's structure, repair damage caused by frost heaving, and improving effiency of operations. The total cost of the two year project is estimated to be $410,000, with additional funding currently confirmed from the GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment and the Northern Frontier Visitors Association.
Local Yellowknife artist Tracey Breitbach will be presenting her work 'Uncharted Landscapes - A Tactile Painting Series' in January 2013. Her work can be seen and is available for purchase at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm and Saturday and Sunday noon until 5:00pm.
The Deh Cho Bridge opened to traffic on Nov. 30, 2012, marking a major milestone in the transportation history of the NWT. For more information visit the Deh Cho Bridge website (www.dehchobridge.info). A scale model of Pier 4 can be viewed at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre in Yellowknife. A scale model of the entire bridge can be viewed at the Yellowknife Airport in the arrivals area.
For the month of August, we are pleased to host textile artist Janet Procure as our Artists’ Corner featured artist. Janet works primarily with silk and felt, and in her short time as a Yellowknife, she has become a fixture at local events and the Old Town community, where her gallery is located. Much of her art is wearable apparel, and is distinctive for its abundance of color and multitude of textures, often portraying nature or reflecting life in the north. Janet may be on hand on certain dates to discuss her artwork with visitors, so be sure to check in frequently!
The CMA's Annual Meeting and General Council is often called the "parliament" of Canadian medicine. It's where many of this country's doctors gather to discuss health issues and concerns that matter to the nation. This year, the focus is on how Canada can address health gaps within the population. Transforming the health care system means no one gets left behind.