In Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories, the fun never sets. Our calendar is packed with distinctly northern events from dog sled races and Dene hand game tournaments to one of the finest music festivals anywhere in Canada.


Imagine dancing in the sand, under the midnight sun, at Folk on the Rocks. Or watching ice carvers at the annual Long John Jamboree. Or watching a movie from the comfort of a boat at the Dog Island Film Festival.  These are just some events that make your visit to Yellowknife extraordinary.

Then there are the attractions!  A lively Farmer’s Market every Tuesday during the summer. A tour of the NWT Legislative Assembly and a chance to see the diamond encrusted mace. An historical drama, presented in a large freighter canoe and on a rocky island, a chance to visit with television’s ice road trucker, or the ice pilots.

Visit the diamond centre where you can watch rough diamonds being cut and polished (and you can buy one if you wish) or the glassworks, where you can make your own souvenir glass. And of course there are static attractions that interpret Yellowknife’s colourful past: the Bristol monument, the bush pilot’s monument, the historic buildings with signs explaining their origins, the fireworks to welcome in the new year…..and the list goes on.

Check out some of the events and attractions that are favourites with Yellowknife visitors.

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