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Yellowknife from the water: best lake canoeing

This article was originally published on The Edge Magazine, June 3, 2015. The paddling delights of Yellowknife and Back Bay by Bill Stirling | photos by Fran Hurcomb One of Yellowknife’s greatest assets is its abundance of water, which so many of us take for granted. Some never contemplate how fortunate we are that our

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“A Canoe Trip to Hidden Lake Territorial Park” by Leigh McAdam

In the summer of 2014 Leigh McAdams, author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures, travelled to Yellowknife and rented canoes from us to do a trip out to Hidden Lake. Follow the link to see gorgeous photos of her experience:

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Paddling routes near Yellowknife

If you live in or are visiting Yellowknife, you simply must get out to enjoy some of our spectacular canoe routes. The Ingraham Trail offers access to several canoe routes in the Yellowknife area. Day trips for experienced paddlers Hidden Lake – Drop in: Powder Point, 40 km from Yellowknife on the Ingraham Trail. Several short

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Outdoor skating rinks in Yellowknife

Our long, cold winters make perfect conditions for outdoor skating. You can find many outdoor rinks around the city, or if you are feeling ambitious you can clear a rink of your own! The following six outdoor skating rinks are maintained by the City of Yellowknife: Jeske Park Tommy Forrest Ball Park Olexin Park Frame Lake Forrest

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