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A Trek to the Houseboat

Living on a houseboat is an experience like no other. Creating power by your own means, solar, wind or generator. Waking up each morning to stoke the fire. Both in the summer and winter living on a houseboat gives you a backyard like no other. It gives you a thrill like no other to know that you depend on no one but yourself.

That being said there are 2 times a year when living on a houseboat can be some what risky. During freeze up and thawing. Think about it, how do you get from mainland to a house when the ice is to thick to cut through but to thin to safely walk on. Well this video I found will give you an idea. You will also get a tour of some of Yellowknife’s more famous houseboats.


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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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