Great Land of Alaska

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

I never thought I'd have a chance to visit Yellowknife (or any part of Northwest Territories), but in March of 2008 I got a chance to take a work-related trip there for the Arctic Winter Games. Most of my time there was spent attending the Inuit Games, but on my last day I rented a car and did a little sightseeing. I'd like to go back again during the summer if I have a chance.

Arctic Winter Games

March 2008

Opening ceremony Team Alaska Fireworks

The opening ceremony of the 2008 Arctic Winter Games, and all the Team Alaska athletes.The opening ceremony was held in a hockey rink so the criss-cross in the picture is the net that's there to prevent the puck from flying into the crowd. The fireworks are part of the closing ceremony festivities.

Mines

March 2008

Giant Mine Giant Mine Giant Mine Giant Mine

Gold mining was an important part of Yellowknife's economy. Several gold mines, including Con Mine and Giant Mine, operated in or near Yellowknife until the final mine closed down in 2004.

Lakes & Rivers

March 2008

Jackfish Lake Jackfish Lake Kam Lake Long Lake Trees near Long Lake Lake (name unknown) Lake (name unknown) Lake (name unknown) Yellowknife River Cabin on Yellowknife River

Several lakes are around Yellowknife. the city is built along part of the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, and many smaller lakes such as Jackfish Lake and Kam Lake are in or near town. Yellowknife River is a short drive north of town. It looked like a nice place to build a cabin, and apparently somebody else thought that too.

City of Yellowknife

March 2008

Downtown Yellowknife Downtown Yellowknife Downtown Yellowknife Franklin Avenue Old Airport Road Yellowknife from the air

Various areas around the city of Yellowknife, and a picture of Yellowknife from the air.

Yellowknife Airport

March 2008

Air North 737 Canadian North 737

My last day in Yellowknife. Pictures of the Air North 737 that will take me back to Alaska and a Canadian North 737 that was sitting next to us.

 

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