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YELLOWKNIFE TRAVEL GUIDE
LANGUAGESEnglish, French and 9 indigenous languages including Inuktitut (The Northwest Territories recognize 11 official languages).
WHAT TO EATFresh fish like Arctic char, Great Northern pike or lake trout, First Nations staples like bannock or bison, anything topped with birch syrup, a meal at the quirky Bullock’s Bistro or at Yellowknife’s oldest restaurant, the Wildcat Café.
WHAT TO BRING BACKPictures of the Northern Lights, Northern literature from the Yellowknife Book Cellar, traditional crafts from the Gallery of the Midnight Sun or the Aurora Emporium Art Gallery, sandblasted glass souvenirs from Old Town Glassworks and craft beers from the NWT Brewing Company.
FUN FACTYellowknife is one of the best places in the world to view the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). The ideal time to do so is either between November and April or August and October. Pro-tip: try to stray from streetlights—drive or walk up the Dettah Ice Road, take the stairs to the Pilots Monument or head out of town via Ingraham Trail for amazing lakeside views.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page.
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