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where to stay and what to do

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where to stay and what to do

Hey guys,

I'm currently in lake louise area and thinking about going up to yellowknife and see what's up there. As I don't drive, can anyone tell me what my best option is?I looked into Greyhound bus service and seems to me they don't have bus that goes up there. Is flight from Edmonton is my only option? What can I do around yellowknife in this time of year anyway?Is there any hostel in yellowkinfe..I mean like $30~$40/per night accommodation. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: where to stay and what to do

HI Anthony,

The Bus can take approximately 17 to 20 hours, so yes, if you can I would suggest flying out of Edmonton. Keep an eye on Westjet, they can have some great deals.

As for activities, there is lots to do if you like the outdoors, however renting a car is strong recommended.

- Drive along the Ingraham trail, some great lakes to see, Lots of canoeing and fishing

- Hike to Cameron Falls, absolutely gorgeous, my favourite place of all.

- Climb up to Pilot's monument and watch the float planes take off and land in Back Bay

- visit the Museum

I am not aware of any hostels in Yellowknife, nor or there any hotels that you can find for 30 - 40 dollars. Yellowknife is expensive, but you might be able to find some B&B's for a reasonable price, or if you enjoy camping, you can camp as well.


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2. Re: where to stay and what to do

Sorry for my late reply Suzanne. I ended up staying few more days in lake louise area cuz I thought it wouldn't be a good idea to spend just a couple of days in yellowknife after taking such a long bus ride. I wanted to give at least 5 days for such a long trip and experience as many different thing as I can. So, I'm planning to take separate trip just for Yukon at the end of oct and see northern lights and ride dog sledge..etc. Is that a good time to travel? Thanks a bunch for your reply.

Edited: 13 August 2011, 18:24
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