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Caribou Carnival, Yellowknife, NWT
Mar 31

Caribou Carnival, Yellowknife, NWT

The three-day Diavik 150 Dog Race is one of the main events attracting visitors to the Caribou...

 

The three-day Diavik 150 Dog Race is one of the main events attracting visitors to the Caribou...

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41 Kam Lake Rd, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3Y2, Canada
  • The Carnival Capers, usually held at the Ed Jeske Arena in downtown Yellowknife, is a great event for the entire family. Here’s where you’ll find an offering of entertainment ranging from comedians and ventriloquists to popular local performers. The arena is also where the pageant and crowing of the royal Caribou Carnival Queen takes place.


    The three-day Diavik 150 Dog Race is one of the main events attracting visitors to the Caribou Carnival. Drawing mushers and their dogs from Canada, the U.S. and even France, it’s exhilarating to watch them fly by as they make their way along the solid ice of the normally unfrozen Frame Lake. The 150-mile race takes approximately ten hours to complete, and afterwards, there’s a short window to view the dogs up close and personal (including the icicles that have formed on their snouts and whiskers).

    Because of the time of year during the Caribou Carnival, another big non-carnival attraction is the spectacular views of the brilliantly colored Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis). Yellowknife is one of the best locations to view them in all of Canada.

    *Note the date will be subject to weather conditions

  • Category
    General
  • Date & Time
    Mar 31 2017 at 10:00 AM - Apr 09 2017 at 06:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    41 Kam Lake Rd, Yellowknife, NWT
  • Event Admins
    Cary H