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Travel Canada’s capital cities: Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Heritage centre - travel canada's capital cities: yellowknife, n. W. T.Whether you’re planning a family road trip or a weekend staycation, check out our list of things to do in Canada’s capital cities.

Favourite indoor activity:
Much more than just
a swimming pool, Ruth Inch Memorial Pool has
a wave machine, a climbing wall overhanging the
deep end and a large outdoor deck overlooking
Frame lake for relaxing after your swim.

Favourite outdoor activity:
Folk on the Rocks
is a four-day music and cultural festival with
programming for all ages. Savour local and
international cuisine and peruse Northern arts
and crafts at “the North’s biggest party under the
midnight sun.”

Best-kept Secret:
The Prince of Wales Northern
Heritage Centre holds a large collection of objects
that represent the people and culture of the NWT,
and mounts exhibits about its land, people and
history. Join them for Amazing Family Sundays
every Sunday afternoon, with different fun
activities each week.

Great Place to Eat:
Touted by Reader’s Digest
as Canada’s best fish and chips, Bullocks serves its
fresh daily catch out of Great Slave Lake. Entrées
average $30, but it’s worth the experience.

Great Place to Stay:
Overlooking beautiful
Great Slave Lake, Bayside Bed and Breakfast offers
prime views of the Northern Lights. A fabulous
all-day brunch on weekends accompanied by
live music awaits in its café, the Dancing Moose.

Worth the Drive:
About 47 km east of
Yellowknife is Cameron Falls Trail. A 20-minute
hike along the trail leads to the picturesque Falls;
in the summertime, the water levels are often low
enough that you can walk across the Falls above
the overhang.

Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012

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