A Kayaker & Float Plan on Great Slave Lake.

There is an abundance of athletic, cultural, and social activities and events available in the capital city. Whatever the season, there is always something to do.

The City of Yellowknife offers many recreation programs with details and information available here:https://www.yellowknife.ca/en/living-here/programs.aspx.


There are many events happening throughout the year. Below are some events to get you started. For additional events and attractions, visit https://extraordinaryyk.com/things-to-do/events-and-attractions

The Farmers Market runs every Tuesday from 5:15-7:15 pm from June to mid-September; located in the Somba K’e Civic Plaza park (downtown in front of City Hall off 49 Avenue and 53 Street) yellowknifefarmersmarket.ca

Northern Arts & Cultural Centre (NACC) – located in the École Sir John Franklin High School, 4701-52nd Avenue, naccnt.ca

Snow King Winter Festival – a winter festival in March, snowking.ca

Folk on the Rocks – a summer music festival in July, folkontherocks.com

Old Town Ramble & Ride – an arts and cultural tour of Yellowknife’s historic heart, oldtownyk.com

Community Clubs

There are a number of community clubs and organizations in Yellowknife that cover a wide variety of interests. The City of Yellowknife provides a directory of clubs that can be accessed here: yellowknife.ca/en/getting-active/community-group-directory.aspx

Places of Worship There are many different places of worship with a listing available at yellowknife.ca/en/living-here/places-of-worship.asp

City Facilities


45 Kam Lake Road

  • Amenities include two indoor multi-sport fields, an indoor track, an indoor preschool play area, a climbing wall, and a concession.


41 Kam Lake Road

  • Amenities include the Ed Jeske Arena (Olympic size ice surface), the Shorty Brown Arena (NHL size ice surface), the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club facility, the DND gym, PSAV meeting room, and a concession.

Ruth Inch Memorial Pool

6002 Franklin Avenue

  • Amenities include a main pool (with beach access), hot tub, steam room, and whirlpool.

Yellowknife Community Arena

6004 Franklin Avenue

  • Open from October to the Easter weekend; amenities include one ice surface (85 by 185 feet) and a concession

Yellowknife Public Library

5018 49 Street (2nd floor, Centre Square Mall)

  • The library has a rich collection of nearly 70,000 items in varied formats. It also offers a comfortable space for reading and studying along with and programs for all ages.

Yellowknife Ski Chalet

Located off the old Highway 4 across from the Solid Waste Facility

  • The chalet is located within city limits, nestled among birch and spruce trees where the Yellowknife Ski Club trails are located.