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.
The group leaves Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay) for Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay) on this Twin Otter, the flight is 2 hours and 30 minutes long.
Pictures of tundra and sea ice after take off from Resolute Bay.
Approaching Cambridge Bay (Ikaluktutiak) in Nunavut. The hamlet is surrounded by hundreds of lakes and ponds.
Here at Cambridge Bay airport, the jet service resumes.
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 in North West Territories.
Photo of Yellowknife downtown seen in the distance just before landing.
Pictures of Yellowknife, the downtown and around. I've spent 2 days in Yellowknife, before flying back to my country.
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.
The tour of Yellowknife starts with a visit to the Northen Heritage Museum.
Photos of Northern Heritage Museum in Yellowknife,where there is also a section dedicated to northen aviation.
The Yellowknife your continues hiking all around Niven lake, where different birds and other wildlife can be easily spotted.
The pristine nature is just within a walking distance from from Franklin Avenue and Yellowknife city's center.
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!