Things to do in YELLOWKNIFE with kids

Quick quiz! What’s amazing, super fun for kids, and only 3.062km from the North Pole? Yellowknife of course! This fascinating city is one of the best places in the WORLD to see the Northern Lights. An incredible experience for kids!

Explore the Northern Lights in cozy cabins with hot chocolate, or even lead your own dog sled expedition with companies such as Beck’s Kennels! Amazing!

Soak up the fascinating culture can be experienced at centers such as the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, where historic artifacts such as clothing, hunting tools and working tools from tribes who lived in the area can be found.

They also have a fun Arts and Cultural center which offer fun theatre programs!

And of course, there is the great outdoors to explore! Attractions such as Cameron River Falls Trail can take kids to see waterfalls freezing over in winter (and walking across it in summer!) to super fun terrain trails.

Take the kids to a part of the country they will never forget!

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  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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    Yellowknife

    Explore the heritage of the Northwest Territories with collections include paintings, sculptures, clothing, hunting and working tools, geological samples and more!

  • Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

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    Yellowknife

    Introduce kids to live theatre with a range of productions, as well as workshops and events!

  • The Legislative Assembly Building

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    Yellowknife

    Explore a stunning building of importance in Yellowknife, with free guided tours over summer, and history to learn!

  • Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures

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    (1 miles) Yellowknife

    Half day, full day and longer trips in the Northern Territories, including fishing, hiking, bird watching, and those famous northern lights!

  • Becks Kennels

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    (2 miles) Yellowknife

    Incredible tours in Yellowknife! Running all year round, kids can enjoy tours ranging from the northern lights to dog sledding.

  • Hidden Lake Territorial Park

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    (23 miles) Yellowknife

    A stunning water based, undeveloped park, with back country camping, trails, and day use options!