Yellowknife, NWT, Canada is the capital city of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The capital is located north of the 60th parallel on the shores of the Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife is the land of the "Midnight Sun" during the summer months and during the winter months it is entertained by the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
Top attractions, adventures and activities most enjoyed in and around Yellowknife, NWT, Canada and the surrounding areas are canoeing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, fishing, boating, flightseeing, backpacking, water skiing, off roading, river rafting, golfing, sailing, aurora borealis sightseeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing and dog sledding.
A few of the more popular, some would say best, activity destinations located in and around Yellowknife, Northwest Territories includes the Ingraham Trail, Prelude Lake Territorial Park, Cameron Falls Trail, Prosperous Lake Territorial Day Use Area, Prospector Trail, Range Lake Trail & Parker Park, Frame Lake Trail, Great Slave Lake, Fred Henne Territorial Park, Hidden Lake Territorial Park, Madeline Lake, and the Niven Lake Trail.
Yellowknife places to stay, services and amenities important to travelers include accommodations (resorts, hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), vacation homes, cottages, cabins, lodges, hostels), campgrounds, tours, guides, outfitters, attractions, restaurants, laundromat, coffee shops, wineries, breweries, grocery stores, pubs, liquor store, banks, gas station, gift stores, and internet service.
The community cherishes, develops and protects its historical and cultural past and present. To date there are said to be protected historical sites including "Old Town", Pilots Monument, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, "Ragged Ass Road", NWT Diamond Centre, 1937 Wildcat Cafe United Nations World Heritage Site, Bristol Freighter Historical Airplane, and the streets of downtown Yellowknife are a mixture of the past and present. Many of the streets are named after early pioneers, and fur traders.
Transportation services getting to and from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories include the main highway of course (Highway #3), and then there is taxi, marina, and the (YZF) Yellowknife Airport (8 minute drive - 5 kms) and the Yellowknife Waterdrome (6 minute drive - 2 kms).