Exploring Yellowknife

Explore Yellowknife by Snowmobile

If you ever get the chance to explore Yellowknife by snowmobile, I highly recommend it. Sure you could tour around in a vehicle, but in the winter, a snowmobile is so much neater.

You could also walk, but you can get around quicker on a snowmobile and check out all the cool attractions. If you don’t have a snowmobile or are just visiting, you maybe able to rent one.

Yellowknife has a trail system like no other to get you around the city, but it is not city regulated and the care falls on the riders, so please drive with caution. Yellowknife is also one of the few cities in the world where it is perfectly acceptable to drive a snowmobile on the roads (except for a certain part of downtown).

Yellowknife by Snowmobile


When exploring Yellowknife by snowmobile you are able to drive ride right up to what makes Yellowknife unique. Places like the well-known Yellowknife Bay Houseboats, or the docks including the bush planes on skis. See first hand what is like to see a plane on skis take off on a frozen runway or check out the fish plant, maybe even get yourself some fresh white fish.


Yellowknife by Snowmobile

Ski Flying

Moving away from Yellowknife Bay and Great Salve Lake you could head to Frame Lake and drive up to the outdoor skating rink out in front of City Hall. Or go down to Kam Lake and Grace Lake where you could watch dog-sledders come ago. You could then explore the recreational area of the Sandpits and while there you could watch the planes come and go from Airport.

Yellowknife by Snowmobile

There is much to do and see just within the Yellowknife city limits, but you don’t have to stay there. It is only a quick drive until you are completely outside of the city. Take an ice ager with you and try your hand at ice fishing.

Yellowknife by Snowmobile

There is still much more you can do and see within Yellowknife when traveling by snowmobile. Please share your favourites in the comment section.


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.


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