Natural Beauty & Adventure
This northern city is the Diamond Capital of North America and the cultural and economic hub of the Northwest Territories. Yellowknife is a relatively small but unique city that is very culturally inclusive and offers something interesting to all travelers. We are considered one of the best places on earth to see the Aurora in winter. In summer we have the midnight sun, and offer some of the best fishing on the planet. We also have some of the best quality Diamonds in the world.
When you’re here keep your eyes open for our many summer and winter festivals and celebrations. We would love to have you there.
Within Walking Distance
- Great Slave Lake tenth largest and seventh deepest Lake in the world with ice fishing in winter, cross country kite skiing, (15 minute walk)
- Northern Arts and Cultural Center (5 min walk)
- Dog team rides
- Cross country snow shoeing/ skiing/ ice fishing, across the lake skiing on the lake behind a kite
- Numerous indoor recreation centers that offer Swimming, ice skating, racquet ball, hockey, running track badminton, weight rooms and gyms.
- Two blocks to main street (Franklin Ave. or also known as 50th Avenue)
- Northern Arts and Cultural Center (NACC)
- The YK Center
- Art galleries
- Ice road on Great Slave Lake to Dettah (10-minute walk)
- Yellowknife Old Town to visit the Snow King Castle (20-minute walk or 5 minutes by city bus)
- City Hall, RCMP, DND Task Force North
- Visitors Center (6 Blocks)
- Government offices and schools (Main Federal Building is just two blocks from us)
- Capital Theater
- King Pin Bowling (200 Meters away)
- Thorton’s Wine and Tapa Room (200 Meters away)
- Restaurants and bars
- Old Town and Pilots Monument (20-minute walk/ or 5 min bus ride)
- Famous Wild Cat Café or Bullocks (20-minute walk/ or 5 min bus ride)