Archive for 'Sports & Recreation'
Posted on11. Oct, 2010 by Shane.
The summer of 2010 was an unusually rainy one for the Northwest Territories of Canada and it put the breaks on most of my (serious) mountain biking and hiking ambitions. But on August 22 something was different. The morning sky was dull and the air felt cool but I could [...]
Posted on03. Jul, 2010 by Shane.
(This story and photos by Maxim Bludov) – Yes, Yes, I know it sound silly, but fishing for White fish in 3 feet of water closely resembles Bone fishing in the South Pacific or Bahamas. Lake White fish has been a staple of the Canadian Northern waters for generations. Some people [...]
Posted on22. Jun, 2010 by Maximum Fishing.
(story and photos by Maxim Bloudov) – Sitting at home for days due to weird weather and strong winds, I got a call from my buddy Bruce. “My Dad is town from Ontario and you have to us fishing” he says. Well then, If I must….. I must…
Posted on13. Jun, 2010 by Maximum Fishing.
(story and photos by Maxim Bloudov) – Well Yellowknifers, the Fishing Season is officially open. The Yellowknife River is fully open and flowing. I love to advantage of open water on the river. I always make sure I get up stream two times a week for some heavy duty Pike fishing [...]
Posted on20. Mar, 2010 by Shane.
On March 19 – a Dog Sledding race helped kick off the first day of the Caribou Carnival that has been held in Yellowknife every March or April since 1955. According to the Caribou Carnival website the event began as “an annual gathering of trappers” who competed to be crowned [...]
Posted on24. Jan, 2010 by Shane.
In Yellowknife, the winters are long. And sometimes they are a lot longer than others, which requires Yellowknifer’s to get a little creative with what they do to stay in shape and to distract themselves from the cold isolation. This has naturally resulted in some interesting and fun recreational [...]
Posted on15. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
Looking for the highest view overlooking the area outside of Yellowknife? Hike no further than Ranney Hill just a few kilometres outside of the city. You can see Ranney Hill far in the distance from most high points in Yellowknife. It is a giant mound comprised of volcanic rock and pink granite. Once at the [...]
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 on30. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Looking for a hike close to Yellowknife? Look no further than the Prospector’s Trail at Fred Henne Park. This sunny August afternoon we wanted to go for a light hike near Yellowknife. The Prospector’s Trail offered a 4 km hike of short rocky climbs, smooth shield rock, boardwalks and narrow trails. Along the route [...]
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 on23. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
The next Yellowknife Mountain Biking trip was to the Yellowknife sand pits located west of town on Highway 3, just past the airport. You can park anywhere after the turn off at the shooting range sign on the highway. The sand pits are shared by quad enthusiasts, dirt bike [...]
Posted on18. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Looking to discover your new favourite place to explore and relax in the outdoors of the Northwest Territories? We did… see the photos below. Hiking the Cameron Falls Trail in August has a magical quality about it and we were not alone to share in its glory. Many hikers of all ages were [...]
Posted on17. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Mountain Biking in Yellowknife has been great this summer! And today’s mountain bike trip to Tin Can Hill and ending at Negus Point in Yellowknife was no exception. Tin Can Hill offered us a variety of riding terrains from tree root covered dirt trails, loose gravel back roads, shield rock formations, soft muskeg, steep [...]
Posted on14. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
While researching our next NWT hiking adventure we wanted to experience something moderately challenging that showed us some great scenery too. And eventually, this fine August weekend, we found our next adventure hike at the Prelude Lake Territorial Park and Nature Trail. Prelude Lake is located roughly 30 KM from Yellowknife along the Ingraham Trail. You [...]
Posted on07. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
There certainly is no lack of options for mountain biking in Yellowknife. The road to Vee Lake, Northwest Territories was next on our list of places to conquer with our mountain bikes. Located on a turn-off just past Giant Mine on the Ingraham Trail, the Vee Lake road provided the four of [...]
Posted on04. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
This August long weekend we had the opportunity to day camp for two days at the Reid Lake Territorial Park and campground in the Northwest Territories. Reid Lake is one of the many excellent camping and recreational spots that you can find along the Ingraham Trail approximately 60 km out of Yellowknife. We discovered that Reid Lake has [...]
Posted on29. Jul, 2009 by Shane.
When in Yellowknife, GOLF or go to the Black Knight. Both are good options BUT one (meaning you) must really make an effort to visit the Yellowknife Golf Club. At first glance, you will discover that there is something distinctly unusual about the golf course (see the photos below). Even if you have never golfed [...]
Posted on25. Jul, 2009 by Shane.
Living in Yellowknife presents some mental and physical challenges with some great solutions to overcome them. As you may have guessed (or have heard), living North of the 60th parallel will feel a little isolating or extremely isolating at times (depending on the time of year, how cold it is [...]
Posted on10. Jun, 2009 by Shane.
Despite cool winds and the beginning of the monster bug season – there is no better way than to see Yellowknife then to go mountain biking in Yellowknife. Therefore Troy, Dave and I decided to make (what was) a 2 hour mountain biking trip through the oldest part of Yellowknife. We visited [...]