Yellowknife tour in NWT (North West Territories, Canada)

19, 20 August - 2004

Are you looking for information about Yellowknife? I got to Yellowknife after a flight from Resolute Bay via Cambridge Bay, returning from an expedition to Ellesmere island and got the opportunity to visit this interesting city located in North West Territories. A tour of Yellowknife includes the Northen Heritage Museum and the many lakes around the city, immersed into a beautiful landscape.

Dash-6 Twin Otter
The group leaves Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay) for Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay) on this Twin Otter, the flight is 2 hours and 30 minutes long.

 

Nunavut, Canada Pack ice on Arctic Ocean
Pictures of tundra and sea ice after take off from Resolute Bay.

 

Cambridge Bay - Canada Cambridge Bay - Canada
Approaching Cambridge Bay (Ikaluktutiak) in Nunavut. The hamlet is surrounded by hundreds of lakes and ponds.

 

Canadian North B737-200 Cambridge Bay airport
Here at Cambridge Bay airport, the jet service resumes.

 

Gravel runway Gravel runway
Cambridge Bay Taking off from the gravel runway in Cambridge Bay. Look at the dust on the runway (left picture) after takeoff (Canadian North's jets have additional equipment letting to operate safely on dusty gravel runways).

 

Approaching Yellowknife Approaching Yellowknife
Approaching Yellowknife in North West Territories.



 

Approaching Yellowknife
Photo of Yellowknife downtown seen in the distance just before landing.

 

Yellowknife, NWT Yellowknife, NWT
Pictures of Yellowknife, the downtown and around. I've spent 2 days in Yellowknife, before flying back to my country.

 

B&B in Yellowknife B&B in Yellowknife
Where to stay in Yellowknife? Like for many other cities in northern Canada, staying in Yellowknife is more expensive than usual, but Embleton House, is a nice B&B in Yellowknife conveniently located in the downtown, close to bus stop and major shops, offering accommodation at reasonable price.

 

Yellowknife Northen Heritage Museum Yellowknife Northen Heritage Museum
Yellowknife Northen Heritage Museum Yellowknife Northen Heritage Museum
The tour of Yellowknife starts with a visit to the Northen Heritage Museum.

 

Yellowknife Northen Heritage Museum Yellowknife Northen Heritage Museum
Photos of Northern Heritage Museum in Yellowknife,where there is also a section dedicated to northen aviation.

 

Niven lake Niven lake
The Yellowknife your continues hiking all around Niven lake, where different birds and other wildlife can be easily spotted.

 

 

Around Yellowknife, NWT Around Yellowknife, NWT
The pristine nature is just within a walking distance from from Franklin Avenue and Yellowknife city's center.

 

 

Around Yellowknife, NWT Around Yellowknife, NWT
Around Yellowknife, NWT Around Yellowknife, NWT
More photos of Yellowknife. It's now time to say goodbye again, as my flight to Edmonton and then to my country through Montreal and London, will leave soon. The most adventurous trip of my life, for its lenght and remoteness, finishes today. Goodbye Big North!

 

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