Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Yellowknife

Bullocks Bistro

This legendary shack, brimful of bumper stickers, happy diners, diners' graffiti, and mix-and-match furniture, is a sassy, humorous place specializing in huge portions of fish. It comes pan-fried, grilled or deep-fr…
Top Choice Museum in Yellowknife

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Acting as NWT's historical and cultural archive, this well-laid-out museum overlooks Frame Lake. Expertly assembled displays address natural history, European exploration, Northern aviation, diamond mining and, espe…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Yellowknife

Woodyard Brewhouse & Eatery

This award-winning microbrewery is a fantastic new addition to Yellowknife's dining scene. Consistently packed with locals and visitors, it does many things right: the food (thin-crust pizza, mac 'n' cheese) is grea…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Yellowknife

Northern Images

Owned by aboriginal art-and-crafts cooperatives, this excellent place carries the famed Inuit prints and lithographs from Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung and Ulukhaktok, along with splendid soapstone sculptures, Dene birch…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Yellowknife

Snowking Winter Festival

The Snowking, a grizzled houseboater, organizes this great winter event, hosting concerts, theatrical performances and hockey games right through March at a giant ice castle he builds on Yellowknife Bay.
Top Choice Ethiopian in Yellowknife


Authentic Ethiopian food? In northern Canada? As unexpected as it is welcome, this unpretentious restaurant has earned itself a loyal clientele with generous portions of curried goat, doro wot (chicken stew) and oth…
Top Choice Market in Yellowknife

Yellowknife Farmers' Market

If you're in Yellowknife on a Tuesday, you're in for a treat. The farmers' market is a great place to hang out, catch up on local gossip and try everything from authentic Indian, Japanese and Vietnamese home cooking…
Top Choice Cafe in Yellowknife

Fat Fox

This is Yellowknife's top cafe: think mismatched furniture, twinkling fairy lights, cozy nook at the back, sofas and armchairs you can spend all day in, a book exchange as well as an interesting tea and coffee selec…
Top Choice Clothing in Yellowknife

Erasmus Apparel

Come here for colorful, locally designed hoodies, T-shirts, tops, Dene mittens, hats and cool shades that double as bottle openers.
Top Choice Books in Yellowknife

Yellowknife Book Cellar

This bookstore stocks a great selection of Northern and aboriginal titles; it also sells maps.