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Yellowknife Travel Guide

Beautiful Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and Canada's northern-most city.

This thriving community is situated on the north shore of Great Slave Lake and features endless summer days and incredible arctic scenery. Yellowknife is a major gateway to the expansive and pristine world of the north and most people fly through Yellowknife to reach other destinations in the NWT and Nunavut.

Yellowknife is the start for a wide variety of outdoor adventure tours, which offer some great opportunities for those dedicated to an active and unique vacation. During the last week of March, the Caribou Carnival celebrates the end of winter with a variety of activities held on the still frozen Frame Lake.

The city derives its name from copper knives used by the local Chipewyan tribe during the 1800s and the area continues to be rich in a variety of minerals.

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Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., Yellowknife
Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.

Take a self-guided tour through informative posters, exhibits & video.

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) is the Government of the Northwest Territories’ museum and archives.

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