Exploring Yellowknife

Explore NWT: The Road Trip

There is so much to do and see around Yellowknife, Old Town, hiking trails, Great Slave Lake, Galleries, so on and so on. Even just outside of Yellowknife towards Behchoko or up the Ingraham Trail; there are many lakes and rivers to explore fish and hike. However every now and then we – I – venture beyond the 100km radius around Yellowknife.

For the next 11 days I will be exploring the Northwest Territories by road. I’m currently in the South Slave region where I will be exploring the Territorial and National Parks as well as historical sites like Pine Point. I will then be heading into the DehCho Region to do the same, as well as attend the Fort Simpson Festival, Open Sky.

Deh Cho Bridge Sunset

By nature I love to write about where I go, what I do and what I see. Normally I would do this on my own blog. However since I’m still in the Northwest Territories I thought I would share my travel stories and photos directly with you. Consider this my Explore the NWT Travel Log.

I find so often that we are in such a rush to leave the territory that we forget what beauty is within in. As soon as you cross the Frank Channel at Rae and again at the MacKenzie River at Fort Providence the landscape changes. The trees get bigger and the rock recedes. The rivers roar and different types of birds and animals wonder by. It is spectacular – pardon the pun – and an amazing way to getaway quickly and easily.

NWT Camp Stove

Over the next couple weeks I’ll be sharing a post here and there about the neat things to do and see in these areas of the Northwest Territories.

Let the adventure begin. #NWTroadtrip


About the author

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.

Leave a Comment