While a Tourism Kiosk will be available to field questions and book tours at the congress venue (Sir John Franklin High School), you may also want to visit the Northern Frontier Visitors’ Centre, which will give you an idea of all the great places and activities taking place in and around Yellowknife. Here’s a list of must-sees:

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is where you can catch up on Northern history and culture. The centre hosts a number of museum exhibits that highlight the works of northern artists as well as science and industry.
The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories is well worth a look for how northern cultural themes have been woven into the general house chambers. Like Nunavut, the NWT assembly was inspired by aboriginal models of governance and is run on a consensus non-party basis, one of the few such parliamentary systems operating in the world.
Folk on the Rocks is Yellowknife’s premier music event of the year, held on the Long Beach campgrounds by the airport. 2009 will mark the festival’s 29th anniversary that will take place the weekend after the end of the Congress, so if you are interested, you can book your travel plans accordingly.
The Ingraham Trail (Highway 4) is a short 70 km stretch of road that takes you to a series of picturesque lakes with plenty of picnicing, trekking, boating, and swimming opportunities. The road also passes by the Yellowknife River and Cameron Falls.

Outfitters

Bluefish Services

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Bluefish Services offers guided fishing trips and naturalist tours on Great Slave Lake. They have been in business for 25 years making them the one of the most experienced tour operators in the Northwest Territories. When you are their guest for a personalized guided trip on Great Slave Lake, you will enjoy their experience and northern hospitality, which together with their modern equipment, will ensure you a safe and memorable trip. Download the brochure.

Conference Special

Boat Tour and Fresh Fish Dinner on Great Slave Lake – approx 3 hours. $45/ person plus GST.

Tour the Old Town area of Yellowknife Bay and the houseboats. Travel out the Bay past the native village of Dettah and observe some nesting eagles and ospreys. Relax on the shore and enjoy a fish fry on Great Slave Lake. We can accommodate up to 30 people each night. Delegates can bring some of there own refreshments if they wish. Departures from the Government Dock in the Old Town at 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm on July 12, 14th and 15th.

Reservations and Questions: bluefishservices@ssimicro.com

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Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures

Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of day trips ranging from 2 to 14 hours in all seasons for all ages. They have tailored several outdoor day programs or packages to suit the needs of congress-goers. Summer activities include Great Slave Lake fish fry lunch/ dinner cruise, trophy pike fishing, fly-fishing, lake trout fishing, birding, sightseeing, photography, scenic float plane fly-in, East Arm northern gourmet shore lunch fly-in, Virginia Falls/ Nahanni National Park fly-in, and more. Download brochures #1 and #2.

Yellowknife City Tours

Visitors to our city can enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, world class dining, the lively performing arts scene, and much more.

But before you dive into Yellowknife life, let Bob Dunsmore take you on a tour of both old and new. He’s a 30-year resident of the North and has witnessed its history and its promise. Bob counts some of the old pioneers and today’s government leaders among his friends and neighbours. Join the tour and let Bob share his stories and the history of our area with you! Download his brochure.

Bob Dunsmore, Tel: 867-446-0043 / 867-873-8984
E-mail: dunsmore@theedge.com

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