Named after the copper blades used by the native Tetsot’ine people, Yellowknife occupies a dramatic site on the northern edge of the Great Slave Lake. In March this and the much smaller Frame Lake, are frozen over which gives the people of Yellowknife the chance to gather and celebrate the annual Caribou Carnival.
Every March, the people of Yellowknife gather on the frozen Frame Lake for one of their most popular festivals, the Caribou Carnival. What began as an annual gathering of trappers has evolved to become a celebration of spring that continues to attract thousands of people to the region each year. There are many events, including a Canadian Championship Dog Derby, Carnival Queen, ice sculpting contest, snowmobile races, all of which are rounded off with an impressive fireworks display.
Named after the copper blades used by the native Tetsot'ine people, Yellowknife occupies a dramatic site on the northern edge of the Great Slave Lake.
Between 5.5 and 11 hours
Air Canada, British Airways, Icelandair & Virgin Atlantic
GMT -3 to GMT -8
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