Tag Archives: Summer
Posted on06. Jul, 2011 by Shane.
Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited Yellowknife today as part of their Royal Tour across Canada. Residents and dignitaries from around the Northwest Territories and beyond warmly welcomed the Duke and Duchess to the North. The weather today began with rain and cloudy skies [...]
Posted on21. Jun, 2011 by Shane.
It was National Aboriginal Day in Yellowknife on June 21, 2011. The celebration began with a 30 minute parade from the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool to the Sombe K’e Civic Plaza in downtown Yellowknife. The event featured live music (including drummers and Pricilla’s Revenge), live entertainment, gift booths, and a [...]
Posted on11. Oct, 2010 by Shane.
Check out the video footage compilation above of the Cameron Falls in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The video footage was captured on August 22, 2010 using two point-and-shoot cameras: the Sony DSC-H9 and the Sony DSC-W290. Make sure you check out the photos here too.
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 on10. Oct, 2010 by Shane.
After a few days of the slow-mo life on Big Island we spontaneously island hopped to Maui (via Hawaiian Airlines) for what became the second part of our Escape to Hawaii. We were immediately greeted by a different kind of Hawaiian spirit. Whereas the Big Island was quiet, laid [...]
Posted on23. Sep, 2010 by Shane.
When one needs to escape the north… one looks for the sun. The summer of 2010 was no exception – and Hawaii was the destination. Our journey began on the Big Island of Hawaii (otherwise officially known as the Island of Hawai’i)… It is the island that can fit [...]
Posted on13. Jun, 2010 by Shane.
It was May 29 when we discovered the little American Robin’s Nest under our deck in Yellowknife. At first we thought it was just an empty nest. But after closer inspection we discovered three (3) blue eggs. From that point on we have halted our plans to renovate the backyard until [...]
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 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 on01. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
The Aurora Borealis (aka. the Northern Lights) slowly hit the sky above Yellowknife, Northwest Territories tonight – almost like it did not want to be noticed. Around 12:05 am mindnight - the glowing bands of colour slowly krept over a lightening storm far out above Great Slave Lake. You can see the lightening strikes at the bottom [...]
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.
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 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 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 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 [...]