Yellowknife is the diamond capital of Canada, and Capital City of the Northwest Territories. Yellowknife is situated on the northern shores of Great Slave Lake, and is one of the largest cities in the North with a population close to 20,000. Yellowknife is the hub for Government and Government related activity in the Northwest Territories, and is also home to a number of construction, mining, and exploration companies.
Tourism is a major industry in Yellowknife with tourists coming in from all over the globe to see the spectacular Northern Lights, experience incredible fishing, check out the busy cultural and music scene, and visit the diamond mines and ice road.
While in Yellowknife be sure to: Play a round at the Yellowknife Golf Club, take a tour of the heritage centre, tour the old town, take a trip on Great Slave Lake, take a trip to one of the many lodges, try the excellent local cuisine, experience spectacular Northern Lights, check out the local musical talent, rent a snowmobile, or take a dog sled ride.