Things to do

Adventures, any time of the year

The long days of summer encourage everyone to spend plenty of time out-of-doors. There are festivals featuring music, art and food. Play golf under the midnight sun. Take to the waters of Great Slave Lake on a fishing or sightseeing tour,  complete with picnics on the sun warmed rocks surrounding Yellowknife Bay. Closer to town, climb the stairs to the Pilot's Monument, wander the byways of Old Town, the trails of new town or choose the Prospector's Trail at Fred Henne Park.

When winter hits, oh baby! Its cold outside! Don a down parka, some warm boots, a toque and mitts, and you'll hardly notice the temperature! The snow is clean and dry and crunchy under foot. Get out and enjoy it! Soar across a snow-covered lake behind a dog team, our dog mushers are world champions, who'll make you right at home on a dogsled. Drive a snowmobile on a day-long trip through the forest and across lakes to a cozy lodge or camp. Guided tours are available, check the listings under Tours and Packages.

Cross country skiing is popular and Yellowknife's Ski Club is the center of activity. Rent skis and try out our Ski Club trails, the site of international competitions. Or fly out to a lodge for a weekend of skiing - and relaxing in a hot tub under the northern lights.

For a listing of upcoming cultural events in the city, please visit our event calender at http://www.visityellowknife.com/events/

Contact us for all your visitor needs, any time of the year!

Read Visitor Guides Online:

City of Yellowknife Guide
Northern News Services Guide

General Inquiries:
Northern Frontier Visitors Association
#4 4807-49th St. Yellowknife, NT Canada X1A3T5    
Tel: (867) 873-4262
Fax: (867) 873-3654
Toll free in North America: (877) 881-4262

Email Us: info@visityellowknife.com