Yellowknife Bodies of Water
This small lake features some of the best birdwatching in Yellowknife. A hiking trail winds around the lake, with great beaver spotting opportunities. The lake has recently become a popular area for residential development.
This urban lake is located near the downtown core and boats a hiking trail. A beach and a park are also located on the lake. A campground is also nearby.
Range Lake & Parker Park
Located in Yellowknife beside the airport, Parker Park is situated on Range Lake and offers large grassed areas, benches, picnic tables, baseball diamond and a children's playground. The park also provides access to the Range Lake Trail.
Great Slave Lake
Great Slave Lake is the Northwest Territories second largest lake. It is known for its immense depth, with the bottom being found 614 m (2,015 ft) below the surface. During the 1930s gold was discovered near the lake, which led to the establishment of the territoy's main centre in Yellowknife.
Located within Yellowknife, this lake is home to the Hydro Generating Site for Yellowknife. An easy hike along the Frame Lake walking trail, fishermen will find a variety of fish such as smelt, channel catfish and steelhead trout.
Located adjacent to Yellowknife Airport, this lake is a popular local recreational spot. The Folk on the Rocks festival holds some of its festivities here. There are also several campgrounds on-site.
This river runs through the city of Yellowknife and empties into Yellowknife Bay. Its source is Great Slave Lake. The river is known for its clean water and is a popular spot for canoes and kayaks.
This is where the Yellowknife River empties, located right at the mouth of Great Slave Lake. It is a popular spot for large waterfront estate homes.
The Back Bay region of Yellowknife Bay contributes to temperature moderation in the area. The Old Town wraps around this scenic area and is used for launch purposes by the Yellowknife Water Aerodrome.