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Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Yellowknife, home to the 2008 Arctic Winter Games, is the capital city of the Northwest Territories in Canada, just 500 km south of the Arctic Circle. It lies on the shores of the Great Slave Lake, west of the Yellowknife River, in the Mackenzie District.
The city has a semi-arid sub artic climate, with an average temperature of 26°C. As it lies in the rain shadow of mountains in the west, it receives less than 300 mm of precipitation in a year. January and February are the coldest, snow-filled months with the thermometer settling at –40°C.
Yellowknife has a population ... More of nearly 20,000 people. It gets its name from the Yellowknives tribe that used to be widespread in the region. The city has a flourishing diamond and gold mining industry which has substantially contributed to its commercial revenue.
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User 28446
7/22/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: Winter: Must see the aurora borealis and go dog sledding. Check out the Black Knight Pub (local hanging, great service and great food). Summer check out Cameron Falls and fishing. Stay away during the spring break up and fall freeze up as the ferry is not in to cross the river and all the garbage is coming out of the melting snow. Great community and safe.
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Cameron Falls
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Beck's Kennels (Dog Sledding)
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Great lake & fishing and more
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Level 11
7/20/2012
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Lovely city, just getting a little too busy.
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User 24865
6/11/2012
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Ferries Schedule from Alberta to Yellowknife.
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