Discover Yellowknife

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Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, Yellowknife is the capital and largest city of this region. It is known for being located on the northern shore of a deep-water bay on Great Slave Lake. During summer months, average temperatures reach into the low 20s Celsius, while winter temperatures regularly dip below -20 degrees Celsius.

Apart from its unique location and extreme weather conditions, Yellowknife also offers visitors plenty to do and see. One of its most popular attractions is The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre which houses an impressive collection of Indigenous artifacts from all over the North as well as a recreated traditional Dene Village complete with a teepee and trapper's cabin. Additionally, many visitors come to take advantage of one or more outdoor activities like cross-country skiing or fishing on Great Slave Lake. For those looking for an adrenaline rush, helicopter tours are available that take you up close to Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Lastly, no trip is complete without visiting The Wildcat Cafe - a local eatery open since 1965 that serves up some famous breakfast burritos!