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Discover the extraordinary

The Aurora Borealis brings tens of thousands of travellers from all over the world to Yellowknife every year. Why? Here, the views of the Northern Lights are second to none—don’t forget to breathe when you see the bands of colour burst through the darkness and ripple across the sky.


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Top Things To Do

Take a stroll through Old Town and snap some photos of its ramshackle shacks and eclectic architecture.

For a memorable dining experience visit the Wildcat Café, a vintage log structure and the oldest restaurant in Yellowknife. Find a seat on the sunny patio to watch floatplanes take off and land on Back Bay.

Head over to Old Town Glassworks to pick up a souvenir sandblasted glass made from a recycled wine bottle. Better yet, sign up for a workshop and create your own.

Treat yourself to some of the best fish and chips in the country at Bullock’s Bistro. The fish are often pulled from Great Slave Lake the very same day.

For unique accommodations, rent a houseboat to experience an authentic Yellowknife experience.