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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2016
Yellowknife in December from tropical country. Advice please.  (7 Answers)

Hi everyone! my partner and I will be in Yellowknife for 5 days in December hoping to see the northern lights. I am aware that it is very cold in those months and we are planing to rent the winter outfit prior arriving. The coldest place we've been to is -4C so I am a bit nervous in going to -30 to -40C :) We are living in Australia at the moment and I can't find much winter clothing that will suffice that weather. Any advice will be appreciated. The last thing I want is to spend most of the time inside the hotel because of too much cold. thanks in advance :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2015
Safety from wild animals  (16 Answers)

I simply want to ask a question about safety from animals e.g. wild animals in streets or in area surrounding Yellowknife when walking in & around Yellowknife in Canada in Feb 2016. Anyone been there ? anyone know ?(Compose a message does not appear to work?)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2015

I shall visit yellowknifs canada in February, 2015, where can I found a good place with free shelter to see the northern light (aurora).

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2014
Taxi Cos ts  (1 Answer)

What is taxi charge from airport to city in Yellowknife?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2014
Christmas/New Years in Yellowknife

I am planning a winter adventure in NWT or YT. I am a former Alaska resident and would like to spend about a week skiing (classic and skate), ice fishing, skijoring, kite skiing, camping, viewing the northern lights, bars & restaurants, etc. Most of my friends here in the States are not even remotely interested in joining me on my winter adventure so I would love to join groups or find a guide to do these things. My time off is around Christmas and/or New Years. My question: where should I go in Yellowknife, or should I go somewhere else in Canada, i.e. Whitehorse? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2014
Northern lights  (4 Answers)

I'm heading up to Yellowknife next month, what's the best way to see the northern lights? Has anybody had a tour with becks kennels company?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2013
Trip booked! How to best survive the extreme cold in Yellowknife?  (5 Answers)

Hi all, I'm heading to Yellowknife in early March for the northern lights and will be spending hours outdoors as I plan to be photographing heavily and doing time lapse photography as well. I know temperatures will drop to about -30C (-22F) at night and the last time I was in that sort of cold, it was outright painful.

Would like to be better prepared for this big trip. Does anyone have tips on what to pack? The VT Yellowknife's What To Pack Section has only one tip ("pack a fishing rod") so I'm hoping to get more insights from anyone who's been there/lives there.

I know parks are a must - and I'm planning to rent one when I get there since I live in the tropics so there's no point buying one. Does anyone know what the rental price range is like? And any other packing tips will be GREATLY appreciated. Right now my plan is very under-developed. I just know that boots, parkas, and heat packs for the hands/feet are a must. Anything else?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2011
I'm planning to run the Yellowknife Marathon in August 2011 and...  (1 Answer)

I need some advice. I've always wanted to take a trip up there, and I love running marathons (I'm making a vacation out of this, running Yellowknife's marathon one week and Edmonton's race a week or so later). Now, I've conquered Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis; expensive cities, all on a budget! I've never travelled to a remote location that is expensive to get to, and might not have the selection of budget hostels (not dumps!). I don't really see much in Yellowknife; if you're familiar with the city, are there backpacker hostels or places like the 'Y' where someone like myself could stay at for a couple days? Just from looking at the map I'd like to be near YK Centre so I don't need to depend on a car while I'm there.

Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2010
Polar Parkas & Fabrics  (1 Answer)

I am trying to reach this store which is in Yellowknife ... does anyone know if they have an online website, phone numbers ... any help appreciated. Lois

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2009
Website? for Polar Parkas  (3 Answers)

Is there a website for Polar Parkas in Yellowknife. Do they accept mail orders? I can't find anything with a Google search but they have been recommended to me by an Inuit friend. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2007
Accomodations  (1 Answer)

I'm looking for affordable accomodations in Yellowknife for November 16th to 18th for 3 people. We will all be in town for a wedding. Are there hostel type/ homes that rent rooms etc like a B&B. We could use 1 or 2 rooms.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2007
Things to Do in Yellowknife, N.W.T.  (1 Answer)

My question is there is a couple of broomball teams coming to Yellowknife on Nov. 7 till the 11th for Western Canadian Broomball Championship and if time permits we would like a list of things to possible see,watch or purchase and the price to obtain each service. Like the Diawk Diamond Mines Inc. and have the chance to purchase. Gold mine, watching the Aroura (not sure on spelling), good sports bars, restaurants and night clubs. If you can provide me some information, would be greatly appreciated. You can send it to me directly at [email].
Thanks Liz.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2007
What to do in Yellowknife?

We will be flying up to Yellowknife to go fishing. We would like to spend a few days in Yellowknife. What is there to do and see? What do you recommend?

Thanking you in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2006
Accessible in winter?  (1 Answer)

Is the city of Yellowknifr, NT accessible in the winter by road? Is the road plowed? Please answers soon.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2006
camping and fishing for seniors


Is our Canada Old Age Security Card valid in your province for a fishing licence, and could you send us information on camping and discounts? Any other information would be appreciated as well.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2006
Things to do in Yellowknife  (1 Answer)

Spending three days in Yellowknife this June 11th thru the 13th. Any suggestions on things to do in the town?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2006
Driving Edmonton to Yellowknife  (2 Answers)

Has anyone driven from Edmonton to Yellowknife on the Mackenzie Highway and could give me details of what to expect on the ride??

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