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Yellowknife Travel Guide

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide for Yellowknife, Northern Canada.
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Welcome to Yellowknife!

The capital of the Northwest Territories—and one of Canada's northern-most cities—is beautiful Yellowknife. This thriving community is located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake and features endless summer days and incredible arctic scenery. The city derives its name from copper knives used by the local Chipewyan tribe during the 1800s and the area continues to be rich in a variety of minerals. It is a major gateway to the expansive and pristine world of the north and most people fly through Yellowknife to reach other destinations in the NWT and Nunavut. A wide variety of outdoor adventure tours begin in Yellowknife and offer some great opportunities for those dedicated to an active and unique vacation. During the last week of March, the Caribou Carnival celebrates the end of winter with a variety of activities held on the still frozen Frame Lake. Visit the WorldWeb.com Travel Guides for Yukon, Nunavut and Alberta for information about nearby visitor destinations.

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