Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Diamond Capital of North America
The capital of the Northwest Territories is a little city with big city amenities, with a population near 20,000 from more than 90 countries. Located on the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife (also known as Somba K’e) is bursting with colourful personalities, Northern art and recreation opportunities!
With 11 lakes and two rivers located within city limits, summer entices fishers, boaters and festival goers to thrive under the midnight sun. By autumn, the night sky returns and begins to sparkle with the world’s most awe-inspiring display of northern lights.
Winter in Yellowknife features many outdoor activities – skiing, kite skiing, snowmobiling and dog sledding, to name a few – and dark nights sparkle under the Aurora Borealis. In March, Great Slave Lake beckons Yellowknifers and visitors alike to participate in and enjoy the Snow King Winter Festival, Long John Jamboree, dog sled races and the ice castle.
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