Yellowknife: Attractions and more...
Yellowknife is at its best in the winter season. The Championship Dog Derby at the end of March is a 3-day long festivity with champion canines participating. You can even try driving a team of racing dogs yourself, or hop on to a snowmobile and take a long trip through the snow-covered trees.
The city is one of the best places in the region to see the Aurora Borealis, or the ‘Northern Lights’. The varying shades of green, red and orange will leave you with an unforgettable image. Try watching the spectacle from the Bush Pilot's Monument with its 360° view.
The mid-July Folk on the Rocks Festival in a sandy lakeside amphitheatre and the Caribou Festival in the last week of March, are popular tourist attractions in Yellowknife.
Other must-visits include the 65-km Ingraham Trail, with its hiking trails, camping and boats on the lakes, and the Yellowknife Cultural Crossroads, which is a rock face bearing a traditionally-crafted drum and raven.
What to see in detail
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