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Yellowknife Sightseeing Tour

Yellowknife Sightseeing Tour
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 47.76
Discover Yellowknife the home for famous arctic diamonds, Ice Pilots television series and the spectacular Aurora Borealis on this 3-hour sightseeing tour.

Yellowknife Snowshoeing Tour

Yellowknife Snowshoeing Tour
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 73.24
Discover ancient ice-age rocks that have been in existence for more than 2.6 billion years on this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group snowshoeing tour in Yellowknife. Strap on a pair of comfortable, modern snowshoes and hit the open trail. Yellowknife is the capital city of Canada's Northwest Territories, located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. Explore the scenic Frame Lake Trail and watch for local wildlife that frequent the trail as part of their natural environment.

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Things to do in Yellowknife if you have a Yellowknife Airport Layover or Extended Yellowknife Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Yellowknife Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Yellowknife.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Northern Frontier Visitors Centre


Northern Frontier Visitors CentreThe best place to start any visit to Yellowknife is the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. Easily accessible (it's just off the main highway leading into town), the centre has exhibits on Yellowknife history, mining and geology, natural history, and aboriginal culture. A small gift shop offers a selection of northern souvenirs. The centre's staff can help you plan your visit, providing brochures and information on allthere is to see and do.

You can drop-in in person, or visit the online Yellowknife Visitor's Centre before you go: Yellowknife Visitor's Centre

See the greatest light show on earth


See the greatest light show on earthAurora Borealis (Northern lights) This is the one thing that you must see. There are many different ways of seeing the Aurora Borealis, such as snowmobile, sled dog expedition, photography workshops and tractors rides to various lodges.

Bush Pilot's Monument


Bush Pilots MonumentThe Bush Pilot's Monument, situated on top of a large outcrop (nicknamed "The Rock"), is a simple needle that pays tribute to pioneering bush pilots who opened up the Northwest Territories. Climb the stairs to the viewpoint for a spectacular view over Great Slave Lake.

Go dogsledding


Go dogsleddingTalk about once in a lifetime! For a truly northern cultural experience, go dog-sledding. The professional mushers who raise, train and care for the dogs help them do what they love most: to work and run! Accept this unique experience to be with the dogs and their handlers as you enter their world, and are literally carried away!

Learn about the northern history and culture


Learn about the northern history and cultureThere are good cultural and historical centres worth visiting: 

  • The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is the Northwest Territories' (NWT) museum and archives. The museum manages objects and archival materials that represent the cultures and history of the Northwest Territories.
  • The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is a 313 seat theatre facility, built with the help of the Globe and Mail's fundraising efforts across Canada. The only fully equipped live performance theatre in the NWT, the NACC venue supports northern, national and international artists. 
  • The Diavik Diamond Mines Visitor's Centre tells the story of Diavik Mine. The interpretive exhibit, showcases the geology of kimberlite deposits, sub-arctic mining technologies and the process to turn rough stones into beautiful diamonds. 
  • The NWT Mining Heritage Society has begun development of a mining interpretive centre at the old Giant Mine townsite. The outdoor minung heritage exhibits of old mining machinery, vehicles, and some buildings are on display for public viewing near the Public Boat Launch at Giant Mine. 

Go hiking


Go hikingYellowknife is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. There are several scenic walking and hiking trails within the city boundaries. The Ingraham Trail (Highway 4) connects Yellowknife to many lakes, rivers, and hiking routes that draw campers, hikers, paddlers, fishing enthusiasts, and hunters.

Take in a festival


Take in a festivalYellowknife has a few big festivals each year:

  • The Snow King Festival, Caribou Carnival, and the dog sled races are annual winter events. Every year they even build a huge snowcastle on Great Slave Lake - definitely worth checking out.
  • In the summer, visitors can take in the Summer Solstice Festival, Raven Mad Daze (with its 24-hour golf tournament), and Folk on the Rocks, a popular music festival. 

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Yellowknife Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Yellowknife Attractions

Yellowknife Snowking's Winter Festival

Yellowknife SnowkingDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 11.94
As a tourist attraction, the Snowcastle is at the top of the pile of the many wonderful winter things to do in Yellowknife. And though it might melt away every year, the community of Yellowknife has enough hot chocolate scented, music infused, and northern lights show extravaganzas to last until the next year's festival begins.

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Yellowknife Sightseeing Tour

Yellowknife Sightseeing TourDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 47.76
Discover Yellowknife the home for famous arctic diamonds, Ice Pilots television series and the spectacular Aurora Borealis on this 3-hour sightseeing tour.

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Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from Yellowknife

Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from YellowknifeDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 59.70
Enjoy this 5-hour hiking day tour at Cameron falls and reconnect with nature and wildlife at its best. On this tour you will encounter some northern wildlife, take in stunning views, and learn about the region and wildlife!

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Yellowknife Dog Sledding Tour

Yellowknife Dog Sledding TourDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 71.64
Sled through frozen lakes and trails with the fastest sled-dogs in the north and the defending champions of the Canadian Dog Derby. You don't want to miss this thrilling ride-of-a-lifetime. These intelligent dogs know the way and love to sled fast on a cold arctic winter day. Make sure you bring your GoPro camera to capture the best moments on your dog sledding adventure.

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Yellowknife Snowshoeing Tour

Yellowknife Snowshoeing TourDuration:
2 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 73.24
Discover ancient ice-age rocks that have been in existence for more than 2.6 billion years on this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group snowshoeing tour in Yellowknife. Strap on a pair of comfortable, modern snowshoes and hit the open trail. Yellowknife is the capital city of Canada's Northwest Territories, located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. Explore the scenic Frame Lake Trail and watch for local wildlife that frequent the trail as part of their natural environment.

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Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

Northern Lights Tour from YellowknifeDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 78.81
This 4-hour guided tour takes you on a mission to see one of the world's most famous natural phenomena: The Aurora Borealis! Also known as the Northern Lights, this tour takes you various places outside Yellowknife where city lights can't disturb your mission of experiencing the natural phenomenon.

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Great Slave Lake Aurora Borealis Boat Cruise

Great Slave Lake Aurora Borealis Boat CruiseDuration:
3 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 99.50
Spot boat houses and see the world's greatest light show on this guided, 3.5-hour, Great Slave Lake boat cruise. Beginning in Yellowknife Bay — wrapped in a nice warm jacket — prepare to be amazed. Watch the sky for signs of the mesmerizing Northern Lights, aka the aurora borealis, and hear the sounds of the wolves in the distance. Snacks, hot and cold beverages, and a Yellowknife hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.

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Snowmobile Tour from Yellowknife

Snowmobile Tour from YellowknifeDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 103.48
Experience a true northern winter adventure on a 2-hour snowmobile tour. Your expert guide will lead you on your adventure through frozen lakes and beautiful wilderness trails surrounding the city of Yellowknife.

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Last Updated: 22 Dec 2016