Yellowknife

 
Diamond of the North
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Untamed wilderness, with outdoor adventures under the colors of the northern lights are waiting for you.

Party and get your culture, Northern-style

Thumb your nose at winter and celebrate outside during the Caribou Carnival. Shop for bona fide Canadian diamonds, mined, cut and polished locally. Learn about navigating the Northwest Passage at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Go gallery and glide under the Aurora Borealis 

Prowl galleries for beaded garments, Inuit art and jewelry made from woolly mammoth tusks. Glide on skates across an icy lake. Strap on snowshoes to stomp through powder in a spruce forest. Sip hot chocolate beneath the shimmering crinolines of the dancing Northern Lights.

Sign up for Canadian Winter 101

Dangle a line through lake ice and reel in pike and pickerel. Learn to mush a dog team yourself. Cheer on snowshoe and cross-country ski racers vying for diamond prizes in the Rock and Ice Ultra. Play pond hockey. Relax in a wood-fired sauna.

If you have one week... 

Embrace the frozen wild. Hop a bush plane on skis to land on a frozen lake alongside a remote log lodge. Drive the ice road across lakes to a gold mine on the tundra. Choose a groomed trail or go wild following your guide on a snowmobile excursion into the great white outback.