Archive for 'Yellowknife'
Posted on13. Mar, 2011 by Shane.
(March 13, 2011) – It was the perfect weekend for visiting the annual 31 day long Snowking XVI Winter Festival in Yellowknife. This is the 16th year that the Ice Castle has been built out on the thick ice of Great Slave Lake and inside and outside of its frozen [...]
Posted on21. Mar, 2010 by Shane.
(March 21, 2010) – The Snowking Winter Festival in Yellowknife is a month long event that offers music performances, multiple art shows, dances, weddings and a variety of other entertainments within a large Ice Castle built by the Kings crew. As I mentioned in the Snowking XV Winter Festival Opening Fireworks post the [...]
Posted on24. Jan, 2010 by Shane.
Have a dog? Do you need to walk it? Is it really really cold outside? Well look no further than the ICE ROAD between Yellowknife and Dettah! These Yellowknife folks have found a novel and easy way to walk their dogs at -36 degrees Celsius. And the dogs seem to [...]
Posted on24. Dec, 2009 by Shane.
Leaving the store from Christmas shopping for the last time sure feels great – especially when you know you have not forgotten a thing to buy, plan, wrap, build, cook or bake. Now you can focus on relaxation. But wait! There is one more thing to do – check out the Christmas lights [...]
Posted on16. Oct, 2009 by Shane.
According to the calendar the first day of winter is actually December 21 this year. However, the calendar was not made in northern Canada. Thus, by northern standards, it is (officially) winter in Yellowknife as gloves, toques, scarf’s and winter jacket’s are becoming the fashionable norm once again. And it will not [...]
Posted on16. Oct, 2009 by Shane.
On my way to the Yellowknife City Hall I encountered a beautiful October sunset over Frame Lake. The pictures below capture some of that visual experience. In two months from now Yellowknifer’s will be seeing a lot more sunset’s like this one during the middle of the day as the days [...]
Posted on07. Oct, 2009 by Shane.
The Fall season in Yellowknife is short but it offers a visual experience that cannot go unnoticed. All you need to do is take some time out for a walk in the park or along Frame Lake to experience it. do not wait too long because temperatures in Yellowknife are dropping [...]
Posted on06. Oct, 2009 by Shane.
Mother Nature is always throwing something interesting at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Often that happens to be in the form of intense storms, extreme temperatures or some kind of super-sized weather that appears to be on steroids. Today that came in the form of a massive fog that rolled [...]
Posted on04. Oct, 2009 by Shane.
The Greenstone Building in downtown Yellowknife is an example of large scale sustainable development in the Northwest Territories and was the first to receive the LEED Gold certification north the 60th parallel. The building’s features include an entire wall built as a photo-voltaic system (see photo below), which was the largest [...]
Posted on21. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
Here are a few Aurora Borealis photographs taken in Yellowknife, NWT between 11:34 PM (September 12) and 12:53 AM (September 13) + 11:22 PM (September 14) and 12:56 AM (September 15). The Aurora show made it to the K3 and K4 level of activity most of both evenings but it was long lasting and offered some interesting [...]
Posted on20. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
The idea of living in a houseboat on Yellowknife Bay seems like a great way to get away from urban living. You are less likely to be disturbed by loud partying neighbours, there are no property taxes, you can catch your next meal right outside your front door, your neighbours dog cannot poop [...]
Posted on02. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
Water, Sun, Boats, Bikes, Food, Beers and Ice Cream go well together. And all I had to do was explore the edges of Back Bay in Yellowknife by mountain bike to experience it all. During the last days of summer, Yellowknife’s Back Bay becomes energized by Yellowknifer’s getting in as much sun and fun as possible. And two [...]
Posted on31. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Curious about Yellowknife’s history? Only a five minute drive east of downtown Yellowknife along the Ingraham Trail is the NWT Mining Heritage Society’s outdoor mining display. The mining display showcases a collection of mining equipment and other artifacts that provide a glimpse into the past of Yellowknife and the mining history of the region. The [...]
Posted on30. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
When nearing the end of summer in Yellowknife – finding ways to enjoy the last bits and pieces of the sun can become an obsession. So today I decided to mountain bike over to the Pilot’s Monument in Yellowknife to spend an hour soaking up the remaining summer sun and enjoy the great panoramic [...]
Posted on26. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Here are some photos of the Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. You can locate the mine by driving along the Ingraham Trail just east of downtown Yellowknife (past the Yellowknife Garbage Dump and the NWT Mining Heritage Society). Just before reaching the mine you will pass by an outdoor mining museum [...]
Posted on23. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Looking for something to do in Yellowknife? Last week I was on a quest for knowledge about two lesser known hiking trails outside of Yellowknife. Lucky for me, the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre had a field guide for sale that mentioned both trails. There were plenty of other good trip ideas for the Northwest Territories too. I recommend checking out the visitors centre for outdoor adventure ideas and [...]
Posted on11. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
I have discovered that finding good places to dine in the capital of the Northwest Territories keeps getting better. And if you happen to stroll by 4915 50th Street you will find something a little different and a little (shall we say) cool projecting out onto the streets of the Yellowknife – an outdoor [...]
Posted on01. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
The best place to get your grass fix is the newly finished Sombe K’e Park next to the Yellowknife City Hall! This is quite possibly the finest lawn and example of grassy awesomeness in all of the NWT so you do not want to miss the opportunity to roll around in it. There [...]
Posted on23. Jul, 2009 by Shane.
The Yellowknife Canada Post Office at 50th Avenue and 49th Street sits at the busiest foot traffic intersection in the city. It is one of those places where people come together to meet, to people watch, to relax, to get their mail, to send mail or simply walk by to get where they [...]