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Yellowknife is a city that you can visit in Canada, in the North Slave Region, Northwest Territories. Yellowknife is the largest city of the Northwest Territories and also its capital. Yellowknife is located on the shore of Great Slave Lake, in the Yellowknife Bay, near Yellowknife River. The area used to be inhabited by the Copper Indians, so the current population is mixed and the city has 11 official languages. The most used are Dene Suline, Dogrib, South and North Slavey, English and French. In Dogrib, the city is named Somba K'e, meaning "where the money is". Yellowknife is also known as The Knife or YK. The motto of the city is the Latin Multum In Parvo, "Many things in a small place". If you travel to Yellowknife, do not miss the following attractions.
Top Attractions within Yellowknife
Prince of Wales Norther Heritage Center is the official history museum of Yellowknife. This center depicts the history of the city, since its settlement until our times, giving a lot of details about its development. In this Yellowknife museum you can admire artifacts and memorabilia of the settlers and of the notable residents of this beautiful Canadian city.
Folk on the Rocks is a famous music festival held each year in Yellowknife. The outdoor event is held annually in July on the shores of Long Lake. This is a non-profit festival and its tradition began in 1980. The three-days event gathers musicians from Canada and from all over the world and thousands of tourists eager to be a part of this important music event.
Wildcat Cafe is a famous summer restaurant located in Yellowknife. This is supposedly the oldest in the city and is located in a vintage log cabin. The restaurant opened in 1937 and by that time it was owned by Willie Wylie and Smokey Stout. In present, this is one of the most important tourist attractions of Yellowknife.