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Diamond of the North

Yellowknife sits on the north shore of Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake in North America. The volcanic rocky terrain in and around the capital of the Northwest Territories is over a billion years old and rich with gold, silver, tungsten, copper, diamonds. The land itself is rich with the culture of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, who have called this place home for millennia. 

Yellowknife by the Numbers


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Really New meets Really Old

To and from Yellowknife

Flying here directly is best from Vancouver or Edmonton.  Once you’re here, you can plan long treks along Dempster Highway for your delegates to see the polar bears, the Wood Buffalo Waterfall Route for watching roaming bison and crashing waterfalls, or the Mackenzie River to see five distinct landscapes in one journey. 

In Yellowknife

The city in its current form is less than 100 years young, but its age hasn’t stopped it from having an Old Town that packs all of Yellowknife culture into one place: First Nations art, fresh-fish restaurants, kayak-rental shops and houseboats of all shapes and sizes. And as a gateway to the far North, your delegates can plan adventures into some of the most remote and thought-provoking lands in the country.

Weather in Yellowknife

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-5.5°C to 5.5°C

22°F to 42°F

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11°C to 20°C

52°F to 68°F

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0.5°C to 6.5°C

33°F to 44°F

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-24.5°C to -15.5°C

-12°F to 4°F

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Mining drives the Yellowknife economy. In the early days, gold was the big money-maker, but recent discoveries of diamond deposits in the region have brought the city great success. Other industries of note in the region include commercial fishing and energy. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

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