Thinking of Visiting or Moving to Yellowknife?
General Info/Tourist Info Sites:
Spectacular NWT - This site, operated by the territorial government, has a bunch of great information and truly spectacular pictures of Yellowknife and other Northwest Territories destinations.
Visit Yellowknife - this is the website for the Northern Frontier Visitors Association and their Visitor Information Center. The Center is part tourist info booth, part interpretive center with a focus on diamonds. It is located in a beautiful building. Definitely worth checking out.
Come Make Your Mark NWT - this is a great website, run by the Government of the NWT, but they promote a bunch of other towns besides Yellowknife. I'm not sure why exactly.
Edge YK - Fantastic hyper-local content
The Yellowknifer/Northern New Services - our local newspaper.
CBC North - No need for an intro here.
YK Online - Also on the blog list, but deserves to be here as well.
HQ Yellowknife - Affiliated with one of our radio stations, Mix 100
YK Buzz - Events, restaurant reviews, etc.
Up Here Magazine - More of a territorial focus, but brilliantly done.
For Tourists and Outdoor Enthusiasts
My Backyard Tours - A wide range of Yellowknife and area tours guided by local experts.
North Star Adventures - This is a 100% Aboriginal-owned tour company. They appear to have some pretty unique tour packages for both summer and winter.
Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures - Owner and guide Carlos Gonzales receives excellent ratings on TripAdvisor for his Aurora viewing, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, bird watching, fishing expeditions and more. A great experience for visitors and residents alike.
YK Multi-Sport Club - Yellowknife has become a lot cooler since these folks showed up.
Overlander Sports - fantastic local business specializing in sporting goods, clothing and some equipment rentals (skis, snowshoes, kayaks, canoes, probably mountain bikes).
NARWAL Northern Adventures - kayak and canoe rentals, guided tours and training
Yellowknife Ski Club - cross-country skiing at its best. Amazing trails, a great clubhouse and a small army of tireless volunteers make the ski club one of the Knife's greatest assets.
Great Slave Cruising Club - sailing classes, slip rentals and weekly races in the summer.
Somba K'e Paddling Club - river and sea kayaking club. Their website is currently under construction but there is contact info here. You can also find them on Facebook.
Camping NWT - This is the GNWT's campsite booking website. Please don't fooled by the MASH-style military font at the top of the page. Camping in the NWT is not at all like working as a medic in the Koren War. Seriously, look at the banner at the top of the page - you can almost picture a huey helicoper rising up out of the trees.
Check out the blog list on the right hand side of my home page, it lists Yellowknife-themed blogs. You have to scroll down a ways to see it.
Events and Festivals:
Cool Community Groups
Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) - "Our mission is to promote, encourage, support, showcase and produce independant film, video, audio and digital media with the social, cultural and artistic community of the Northwest Territories."
Yellowknife Community Garden Collective - I have two left thumbs and neither one is green, but I really appreciate what these folks have brought to the Yellowknife scene.
NWT SPCA - saving animals is cool
Astronomy North - These guys are one of four partners responsible for the Auroramax project, which is a 24-hour camera that records aurora borealis activity over Yellowknife. You can link to Auroramax through their website, and they provide tips on viewing, highlights, and other astronomy info.
NWT Mining Heritage Society - As the name suggest, these folks are the keepers of our mining history. They conduct tours of mining-retated sites in the summertime and they organize an annual Beer Barge Bash to re-enact the old-timey celebration of the arrival of the year's first supply barge from Hay River.