Top 6 Things to Do in Yellowknife

Surrounded by rugged, Arctic wilderness, and basking under the lights of the Aurora Borealis, Yellowknife is a great vacation destination for the nature lover. Here in this northern city, there is plenty to keep the visitor busy during daylight hours and after dark.
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Here in Yellowknife the winter night sky shimmers and dances with colours and light, in one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. The Aurora Borealis is always a highlight of a winter trip to Yellowknife.
Hiking

Hiking

There are 17 lakes and 38 acres of parks in Yellowknife, and hikers can get back to nature without even leaving the city. Popular trails include Frame Lake, Niven Lake and Cameron River Falls. 
Dog sledding

Dog sledding

With the arctic wilderness on the doorstep, dog sledding used to be the primary mode of transport in these parts. Your visit to Yellowknife wouldn’t be complete without checking out a dog sled race or heading out with one of the many companies offering dog sled rides.
Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing

Here on the edge of the Arctic Circle it’s not surprising that winter adventures abound, and cross-country skiing is both a popular sport and a convenient way to enjoy the scenery.
Museums

Museums

Yellowknife’s colourful history is celebrated in several museums, including the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. Interactive exhibits and a wealth of information about the history and indigenous inhabitants of the area make these a fascinating stop.
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

A performing arts centre and museum celebrating the history of the area.