This park is located right in Yellowknife near the airport, it has a dumping facility, washrooms, plenty of play areas, swimming, etcetera.
It was a great looking park.
I have to say the NWT would be a great place to have a motor home and a boat!!
Yellowknife is home to an amazing heritage centre. It opened its doors in 1979 and now apparently has over 10,000 items pertaining to the history of the NWT.
The admission was free however you can leave donations if you choose.
There are endless galleries, this is a must see in Yellowknife. To share more with you on this facility please visit my travelogue below.
This impressive building is 46,000 square feet and anchored by a wall of indigenour stone. The exterior walls and roof are clad in panels of zinc.
When the building was built as few trees as possible where removed and today there is plenty of wildlife in the immediate vacinity of the building.
Blonde maple wood adorns the walls inside the building and slate tiles line the floor of the Great Hall. Skylights surround the Chamber and Caucus room, providing an abundance of natural light to the entire building.
If you enjoy politics you will visit this building for sure, during my visit in the fall there was a free tour at 10:30 am in the morning.
The NWT has a consensus government without any party systems and you will be amazed at the amount of symbolism that was put into buildlings this facility.
Venture along to my travelogue for some more interpretation of the inside of this great building.
Don't let me initial picture fool you! Visit my travelogue on this trail system for sure.
This trail system makes for a great hike in the mornings or evenings.
Visit my travelogue for sure to get all the great landscape and scenery photos.
A lot of this trail is on a flat surface and paved however the majority is paths and trails over rock areas and uneven, so you need some good shoes and be careful if it looks like the rocks may be wet.
Honors the pilots that opened up the far north and still provide essential transportation and delivery services to remote comunities. Situated near the float plane docks. This pillar stands six storeys high, and can be climbed for a terrific view of Yellowknife
The Bank of Toronto Building is a City of Yellowknife Heritage Site. It is a single story log building with a partially hipped roof. The building is currently located at 7 Otto Drive, on Latham Island. The heritage designation applies only to the building.
This building is located in front on someones house i find it wierd they let someone build right there.
more info at "http://www.historicplaces.ca/rep-reg/affichage-display_e.aspx?Id=1239"
The North West Territories and Yellowknife happens to be one of the world's great diamond capitals.
Mining is the main industry in this area and diamonds are obviously very popular.
The mines themselves are a distance from Yellowknife however on Franklin Avenue the main company Diavik has an interpretation centre.
This is worth going in for a visit, there is a video and plenty of information to read on these mines in the NWT and the company itself.
Right in front of City Hall you will find the Fireweed Studio another Heritage Building.
It was closed during my visit by the interpretation read:
This log building has its origin as a blacksmith shop at Giant Mines in 1958, when the Brock Shaft was sunk on high grads gold veins.
Ten years later following World War II, Giant Mine began production and poured 11,847 gold bricks prior to its closing in 1999. This log building was moved from teh mine site in 1974 by the Yellowknife CHamber of Commerce and then renovated and operated as a tourist information center until 1992.
The building is currently used by the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts for seasonal sales of local artworks. This cabin reflects the style of many old mining camps in the Northwest Territories. The Fireweed Studio was designated a heritage site in 1996.
I hope you enjoy my tips on Yellowknife, all the best!!
This monument is dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in the mining industry in the North West Territories.
If you see my Giant Mine tip you will learn more about this.
It was erected to commemorate the men that perished on September 18, 1992.
And to all who have lost their lives in the mining industry.
This is a very important peice of Yellowknife history.
Gallery of midnight sun is an native american art gallery not far from city center with lots of nice artwork and sculptures by artist from Northwest Territories and Nunavut.