Advice for Visitors to Canada
Beautiful and wild, Yellowknife is the capitol of the Northwest Territories
and the home of the Midnight Sun. It is also Canada’s most northern
city. There is plenty to see and do while in Yellowknife whether you visit
in the summer or the winter. Just be sure to dress warmly if you come
in the winter!
Your first stop should be the Northern Frontier Visitors Center
where you can get all kinds of helpful info and ideas about what to see
and do while in Yellowknife. It is housed in an old historic building
and is worth a visit if only to take a look at the beautiful building
One of the highlights of a trip to the Northwest Territories is the Aurora
Borealis and Yellowknife is the best city in the world from which to view
them. The Northern Lights, as they are also known, can be seen from late
September until April. Tours are available starting in the Fall if you
prefer to view the aurora from outside the city limits.
There are several museums open to visitors year round such as the Children’s
Museum, the War museum and the Postal Museum. The
Wild Cat Café is a great place to sit and watch the world go
by while enjoying a delicious meal. In the summer there are lots of visiting
musicians as well.
Frane Lake Walking Trail, is a walking nature path that skirts
around the lake offering scenic views of the lake and the city. It’s
a great spot for a little rest and relaxation. If you enjoy walking, several
historic walking tours are offered in and around Yellowknife.
vacations aren’t complete without a fishing experience and you can
fish all year round in Yellowknife. In the summer enjoy fly fishing and
in the winter try ice fishing.
The Caribou Carnival, held in the last weekend of March, is a three
day festival that heralds the end of winter and the coming of spring.
There is plenty to enjoy for the whole family including dog races and
games. Canada Day is also a big celebration in Yellowknife with a parade,
music and games for the whole family. Longest Day of the Year Raven
Mad Daze is, as you can probably guess, held annually on June 21st,
the longest day of the year and here in the land of the midnight sun it
is a very long day indeed! It’s a party that lasts all day and all
night and includes street sales, live music and great food.
Make sure to protect yourself and your loved ones by purchasing life
insurance before you leave home.