How To Be a Yellowknifer: Jess Dunkin

Jess Dunkin was lucky enough to first be exposed to Yellowknife, Whitehorse, and Iqaluit through a work contract. This was her first exposure to Northern Canada and while in Yellowknife, something just captured her.

As those contracts ended she started looking for job opportunities in Yellowknife and ended up finding a position at the NWT Parks and Recreation Association.

Jess offered up her two keys to getting to know Yellowknife easier when she first arrived. She walked everywhere, exploring all the nooks and crannies, while also saying yes to everything.

Having only lived in Yellowknife for just over two years, Jess has embraced it wholeheartedly. You can hear about how she has gotten involved in the community, what it was like moving to Yellowknife and what she enjoys the most about winter and summer in Yellowknife. All of this is in this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast.

You can also follow Jess on Twitter and follow her NWT adventures at @dunkin_jess

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.

How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.


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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