Yellowknife's Greatest Indoor Show Yellowknife, mid-May Phone: 867.920.4944 2011 Annual Spring Trade show. Open to the general public. $5 Admission. Open 10AM - 5PM Sat & Sun. Held at the Multiplex.
White Fox Jamboree Sachs Harbour, early May Phone: 867.690.4351 First week in May traditional events and celebration of spring.
Ptarmigan Ptheatrics Spring Musical Yellowknife, first two weeks of May Phone: 867.766.6101 www.naccnt.ca This theatre company has showcased local talent in musicals at NACC since 1991. Come enjoy this year's production.
Boreal Piecemakers Quilt Exhibit Fort Smith, all year long Phone: 867.872.2859 Traditional and contemporary arts and fine crafts workshops are offered through the year at Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre.
Fishing Derby Fort Resolution, mid May Phone: 867.394.4541 Spring fishing derby just in time to catch coneys (inconnu). Contests for biggest, smallest, etc. $20 per person to participate.
LETR – Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge Yellowknife, mid May Long Lake at Fred Henne Terr. Park. An exhilarating fundraiser that draws people from across Canada to Yellowknife to take the icy plunge! Organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Prizes. Call for exact dates and details.
Wood Buffalo National Park - Music in the Park Wood Buffalo National Park - Salt River Day Use Area, mid May Phone: 867.872.7960 or 867.872.3065 Meet at the Visitor Centre at the scheduled time and come prepared with water, snacks, insect repellent & weather-appropriate attire. NOON - 5 PM
Wood Buffalo National Park - Snake Pit Tour Wood Buffalo National Park - Salt River Day Use Area, mid May Phone: 867.872.7960 or 867.872.3065 Pre-register for all hikes by visiting the Visitor Centre at #149 McDougal Rd. or by phone. Meet at the Visitor Centre for a 10AM start and come prepared with water, snacks, insect repellent & weather-appropriate attire.
Wood Buffalo National Park - BioBlitz Photo Hike Wood Buffalo National Park, late May Phone: 867.872.7960 or 867.872.3065 May 22 through May 28, we will offer free guided hikes starting from 10AM on the North Loop, South Loop, Grosbeak Lake, Rainbow Lakes and Lake side trail. Fort Smith's local photography group "Click" will do basic camera lessons during each hike.
NorthWords Writers Festival Yellowknife, May 30-June 2 www.northwordsfestival.ca The 6th annual writers festival featuring local and invited authors to give readings and promote their works, including open mic events and writing workshops.
Storytelling Road Festival (Northern Arts and Cultural Centre) End of May to mid June Phone: 867.766.6101 www.naccnt.ca A traveling storytelling festival with events in Behchoko, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Kakisa, Enterprise, Hay River, Fort Smith, and Fort Resolution.
5th Annual Rivers to Oceans Day Yellowknife, June Phone: 867.669.4900 Department of Fisheries and Oceans hosts this full day of events and activities designed to entertain and educate about aquatic habitat and ecosystems. Contact the DFO office for accurate dates and events.
Fourth Annual Fun in the Sun Golf Tournament Yellowknife June, 14 Phone: 867.873.5007 This event is being hosted by Northwest Territories Tourism. Registration at 11 am, shotgun start at 12 pm. Registration includes a golfer's pack, 18 holes of golf and dinner.
Midnight Sun Triathlon Yellowknife, June 16 www.ykmultisport.com Sweat your way through this triathlon which takes participants from the Ruth Inch Pool, around the airport loop and along Frame Lake Trail. Have a terrific workout while enjoying beautiful Yellowknife scenery.
Miners Picnic Yellowknife, mid June Phone: 867.873.5281 Celebrating the Mineral History in the Northwest Territories! Come for a free BBQ, the mine rescue competition, gold panning, and other events
Beer Barge Yellowknife, June Phone: 867.873.6078 Live entertainment will include music and storytelling. Several dignitaries will speak about Yellowknife history and the importance of the barges. Cost of the event is $25.
Canadian North Midnight Sun Golf Classic Yellowknife, mid June Phone: 867.873.4326 www.yellowknifegolf.com A long standing highlight of the summer season. Tee off under the sun at midnight. Banquets and pro workshops. Lots of prizes.
Father's Day Fishing Derby Fort Resolution, June Father's Day weekend Phone: 867.394.4541 $100/adult. Contact the community office for more details.
Deh Cho Open Golf Tournament Fort Simpson, mid June Phone: 867.695.2787 Celebrate Aboriginal Day in Fort Simpson with some friendly competition at the 7 Spruce golf course. The event starts with canoe races. Call golf course for more details.
Midnight Sun Motorcycle Poker Run Yellowknife, June 20 http://www/nwtra.ca/ Join the NWT Rider's Association as they rev up and roar through the streets of Yellowknife for this annual event. Meet at Bristol Pit at 11:30pm and take a quick ride through town before heading out to Yellowknife River. The return trip will end at Tim Hortons where you can enjoy a coffee and pastry. Cost of event is $10 per person.
Summer Solstice Fun Run Inuvik, mid June Phone: 867.777.8636 www.inuvik.ca Sign up for a 5 km, 10 km, or half-marathon run beneath the stunning midnight sun. (Officially on the morning of the 19th).
Yellowknife Summer Solstice Festival Yellowknife, June 21 Phone: 867.766.3865 www.solsticefestival.ca Where music and culture meet community spirit... lots of live performances at venues all around Yellowknife. Visit our website for details on time and location.
Kingalik Jamboree Ulukhaktok, June Father's Day Weekend Phone: 867.396.8000 Celebrate the return of the kingalik (king elder duck) with traditional events such as tea-boiling, duck plucking, fish filleting. Outings with families to greet the ducks, square dancing, traditional events and contests, seal skinning, traditional dress, outdoor events, feasts, bike races, relay races and a scavenger hunt.
Annual Eco-Challenge Norman Wells, end of June Phone: 867.587.2238 This is a three part race that could include canoeing on the Mackenzie River, followed by a bike race from the river to the start of a hiking trail, and ending with a hike/run to the top of the Hamar Mountain.
National Aboriginal Day June 21 Territorial holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices for details.
11th Annual Open Sky Festival Fort Simpson, early July Phone: 867.695.3005 Annual multidisciplinary arts festival. A range of art forms including story telling, moose hair tufting, theatre, modern dance, traditional fiddling and new media screenings. Workshops are available for audience participation
7th Annual Tlicho Gathering Whati, early July Phone: 867.392.6381 firstname.lastname@example.org Annual gathering and assembly. A celebration of the social, political and cultural activities of the Tlicho.
Hay Days Festival Hay River, July 6-8th email@example.com www.haydays.ca Hay Days Music, Arts and Cultural Festival takes place in July in Hay River NWT!
Cole Crook Fiddling Camp Hay River, first full week of July Phone: 867.874.6680 In honour of a young fiddler who died in a plane crash in Norman Wells. Evening performances Wednesday to Friday. Admission by donation.
18th Annual Fly-Fishing Derby Great Slave Lake, early July Phone: 867.873.4334 www.enodah.com Hosted at Trout Rock Lodge, come try your hand at fly-fishing at one of the most beautiful locations around. Contests, fly-fishing lessons, shore lunches and more!
19th Annual Ability Cup Regatta Yellowknife, early July Race starts at 1:00pm at the Cruising Club by Giant Mine. Free admission, BBQ, entertainment and fun! Entertainment from 1pm-4:30pm. Everyone welcome!
Little Buffalo River Fishing Derby Fort Resolution, early July Phone: 867.394.4541
Kingland Open Golf Tournament Fort Simpson, mid July Phone: 867.695.2787 Prizes, BBQ, and Hole in One contest. Located at the 7 Spruce golf course. Call golf course for more details.
Midnight Sun Float Plane Fly-In Yellowknife, July 12-14 Phone: 867.873.4036 www.floatplaneflyin.com There are over 40 types of aircraft that come into Yellowknife and dock in Old Town. Come down and view these aviation wonders. Events and activities to take part in. Visit the website for more details: www.floatplaneflyin.com..
This summer, experience the history of northern flying and its role in the growth of the oil industry by participating in the Canol Float Plane Tour in the Town of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories.
Parks Day Mid July www.parksday.ca An opportunity to participate in one of hundreds of unique and fun events taking place at parks and sites from coast to coast to coast. Events take place in several NWT communities. Contact local town offices for details.
Billy Joss Open Celebrity Golf Tournament Ulukhaktok, July 20, 21, 22. Phone: 867.396.8000 Each summer the Billy Joss Open Celebrity Golf Tournament is held to raise funds for literacy programs in the north. The three-day tournament includes both day and night golfing under the 24 hour sun.
Folk on the Rocks Yellowknife, mid July Phone: 867.920.7806 www.folkontherocks.com Yellowknife's own music festival takes the stage at Long Lake for a weekend of fine northern and international music, specialty food and arts and crafts.
Rampart Rendezvous Fort Good Hope, mid July Phone: Edna 867.598.2154 or Shawna 867.598.2231 ext. 229 A bustling weekend event that draws 1500 people annually! Come out for the fun!
Kiwanis Family Day & Fishing Derby Hay River, mid July Phone: 867.874.6727 Enter a good old-fashioned fish derby as a part of the Kiwanis Family Day in the middle of July each year.
Pine Lake Picnic Fort Smith, mid July Annual picnic sponsored by Fort Smith businesses and hosted by Wood Buffalo National Park. Everyone welcome for events, hand games, contests, and prizes.
25th Anniversary of the Great Northern Arts Festival Inuvik, July 12-21 Phone: 867.777.3536 / 8638 www.gnaf.org This annual event occurs in mid-July and lasts for 10 days. The festival features up to 80 visual artists and 40 performers from across the north who gather each summer in Inuvik to celebrate the diversity that is Canada's North. There are Inuit, Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, Dene, Metis and other First Nations, as well as non-Aboriginal artists and artisans.
Theatre on the Lake Yellowknife, end of July www.theatreonthelake.wordpress.com Theatre on the Lake brings Yellowknifers the experience of the theatre on the stunning shores of Frame Lake. Featuring local playwrights, directors and actors, Theatre on the Lake is the only festival of its kind in the Northwest Territories!
Shingle Point Summer Games Aklavik, second last weekend of July Phone: 867.978.2351 Shingle Point Camp and Whaling Station - cultural games, outdoor games, competitions and prizes.
Community Arts & Crafts Exhibit Fort Smith, all summer Phone: 867.872.2859 A summer-long exhibition of arts and crafts by regional artists and the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre.
Pre-PaddleFest Events Fort Smith, end of July www.fskayak.webs.com Join the Fort Smith Paddling Club for Pre-PaddleFest activities. Outdoor activities for everyone both land and water based. Check out kayaking and canoeing clincics along with recreational day trips. If you prefer to stay on dry land tag along on one of the numerous group hikes scheduled throughout the week! For more information please check the website.
4th Annual Slave River PaddleFest Fort Smith, end of July www.fskayak.webs.com or call Kirsten 867.872.2847 Fort Smith Paddling Club. River trips, contests spectator friendly competition, kayaking and canoeing, whitewater, flat water, youth kayak games, whitewater rafting on the best rapids ever! Don't miss the Flotilla & Race from Hay Camp to Fort Fitz along the historical fur trade route. Visitors are always welcome to this amazing historical and cultural event! Check out the website for accurate dates and contact information.
Old Town Ramble & Ride Yellowknife, end of July http://oldtownyk.ca An eco-friendly festival that brings together Old Town merchants, artists and musicians. Event highlights old town's uniqueness to tourists and Yellowknifers alike. Activities for the whole family!
Mackenzie Daze Celebration Fort Providence, August long weekend Phone: 867.699.3441 Mid-summer celebration on the upper Mackenzie River with cultural events, canoe races, adult and youth talent shows and more.
Annual Commissioner's Cup Race Yellowknife/Hay River, August long weekend http://sail.ssimicro.com Great Slave Cruising Club- one of the longest fresh-water races in North America. The race starts on Friday at 9 am. Races resumes from Hay River on Sunday at 9 am. Boats return sometime Monday.
Merchants Open Fort Smith, August long weekend Phone: 867.872.4653 Golf tournament at Pelican Rapids Golf Course. Phone golf course for more details.
Nahendeh Classic Golf Tournament Fort Simpson, August long weekend Phone: 867.695.2787 4 person best ball tournament. Dinner and prizes will follow the event. Located at the 7 Spruce golf course. Call golf course for more details.
Gateway Jamboree Enterprise, first Saturday of August Phone: 867.984.3636 Experience an amazing day of family fun and entertainment just a few kilometres north of scenic Twin Falls Gorge. Music! Food! Crafts!
Culture Week on Mission Island Fort Resolution, mid August Phone: 867.394.4291 Local instructors teach dry meat making, bannock, canoeing, rabbit snares, drumming, moosehide tanning, and setting fish nets. Participants rotate among the demonstrations. Camping encouraged. Road access.
Midway Lake Festival Fort McPherson, August 3-5 Phone: 867.952.2017 Celebrating its 26th anniversary in 2011, Midway Lake attracts old-time fiddlers, as well as local bands. There is bus service from Fort McPherson. Bring a tent- food and crafts available at this annual family festival. Held at Midway Lake, 30 km from Fort McPherson on the Dempster Highway
South Slave Friendship Festival Fort Smith, August Phone: 867.872.3065 www.fortsmith.ca 23rd annual festival - 3 days of music from the NWT and internationally, every single venue in town is used every evening. This festival will feature a variety of music - traditional, rock, country and much more.
Happy Daze in Behchoko Behchoko, August 19-21 Phone: 867.392.65000 Join the community of Behchoko for Happy Daze 2011. Friday August 19 to Sunday August 21. Talent shows, tournaments, dances and more. Don't miss this fun filled weekend for the whole family. Contact the town office for more details. Online schedule available at www.tlicho.ca
Norman Wells Music Festival Norman Wells, mid August Phone: 867-587-6678 Hosted at the Ray Persson Memorial Arena.
6th Annual Canadian Zinc Open Fort Simpson, mid August Phone: 867.695.2787 Prizes, BBQ, and Hole in One contest. Located at the 7 Spruce golf course. Call golf course for more details.
Inuvik Fall Fair Inuvik, mid August Phone: 867.777.3267 Held at the Community Greenhouse. Games for all ages. BBQ, face painting, and gardening competition. Contact Inuvik Community Greenhouse for more details.
Ikhalukpik Jamboree Paulatuk, August Phone: 867.580.3709 Celebrate the return of the Arctic Char with traditional games and drum dances. Crib night, Opening Ceremonies, Jamboree King & Queen, Good Man/Woman competitions (13 events).
8th Annual End of the Road Music Festival Inuvik, end of August Phone: 867.678.5426 Come down to the Midnight Sun Complex and to Jim Koe Park to enjoy 2 fantastic days of music, dancing, and festivities.
Kiwanis Open Golf Tournament Hay River, end of August Phone: 867.874.6290 www.hayrivergolfclub.com Best ball golf tournament at Hay River Golf Club.
Endless Summer Sundays Yellowknife, end of August Phone: 867.920.7806 Join us at the Folk on the Rocks Beer Gardens to listen to some fantastic local musicians, and celebrate another incredible Yellowknife summer! 12-7PM.
Oceans Day Alternating communities every year, end of August Phone: 867.777.7500 Full day of events for the whole family. Parade, community feast, various games for adults and children, relay races and mini boat races.
Canoe Days Tsiigehtchic, August Phone: 867.953.3361 Canoe races, talent shows, jigging/dancing contest, drum dancing.
Marilyn Sanderson Memorial Fishing Derby Fort Resolution, end of August Phone: 867.394.4541 Named for a community Elder who cared about kids and their families having something to do together. Come on out and join us!
Annual Community Fair Wrigley, end of August Phone: 867.581.3321 Youth/adult hand games tournament, community feast, crib tournament and talent shows!
Aklavik Dizzy Daze Aklavik, September long weekend Phone: 867.978.2351 Fall celebration Labour Day weekend featuring casinos, competitions and fun activities for the whole family. All events held in the Sittichinli Recreation Centre.
8th Annual Canzeal Cup Yellowknife, September long weekend http://sail.ssimicro.com Great Slave Cruising Club, eighth annual Canzeal Cup race to Moose Bay. Departs on Saturday and returns on Monday. For those who do not want to race, come out for a great weekend of sailing and stories!
Fiddling and Jigging Talent Show Hay River, September Phone: 867.874.6581 The biggest fiddling and jigging championship North of 60! The event raises funds for music programs, preserves the culture and promotes northern artists.
Indian Summer Daze Whati, September Phone: 867.573.3401 Community feast, dance, hand games tournament, canoe races, traditional games and a fishing derby.
2nd Annual Inuvik Heritage Festival Inuvik, September Phone: 867.777.8600 Heritage Festival in Inuvik.
Yellowknife Golf Club - Glow Ball Tournament Yellowknife, September Phone: 867.873.4326 www.yellowknifegolf.com This perhaps is one of the largest Glow Ball tournaments in North America. Sign up early! Includes golfing, dinner and prizes awarded. Call Yellowknife Golf Course for more details.
First Air Open Golf Tournament Ft. Simpson, September Phone: 867.695.2787 Golf Tournament held at the Seven Spruce Golf Club. Contact golf club for more details.
5th Annual First Air - LETR Hercules Pull Challenge Yellowknife, second weekend in September Phone: 867.445.7245 Strong minded and bold hearted teams of 15 individuals will compete in a friendly competition to pull together in the ultimate challenge of moving a plane weighing over 90,000 lbs in the fastest time possible. Trophies are awarded to the top teams in each category and all team members are eligible to win a variety of draw prizes. BBQ will follow event.
Hay River Fall Fair Hay River, second weekend in September Phone: Shelia 867.874.2532 or Linda 867.874.2955 This event promotes the arts and crafts of the South Slave region. Arts/crafts demonstrations, food vendors and a petting zoo. Lots of fun for the whole family.
Annual Glow Ball Tournament Fort Smith, September Phone: 867.872.4653 Come golf under the glow of the northern lights and glow in the dark balls! A unique experience. Phone Pelican Rapids golf course for more details.
8th Annual ArtsWeek Yellowknife, www.aurora-arts.nt.ca/ All events are free and are open to the public and held at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center. Many exhibitions, displays and demonstrations.
Deninoo Days Fort Resolution, end of September Phone: 867.394.4556 Join in or watch triathlon, baseball, canoe and boat races, traditional games andcultural activities for all ages.
3rd Annual Culture Days Yellowknife, September Participate in activities that celebrate the creative expression of your community. Culture Days features free, hands-on, interactive activities and "behind the scenes" experiences where you can get up close and discover a world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers.
Festival of the Midnight Sun Yellowknife, September Phone: 867 873-3429 Extend your Summer! Come out and enjoy tons of local Yellowknife talent at Northern united Place. Arts Market starts at 1:00pm live music starts at 2:00pm. Beverages and cake will be served and a pizza party wraps up the evening.
Thrills in the Hills Yellowknife, September firstname.lastname@example.org This timed cross-country run at the ski club will take you through rock, soil, forest and hills. A perfect way to end the YK Multisport season and usher in the fall, be sure to come out! Check back in at our website as the event approaches for registration details.
WAMP 5TH Annual International Film Festival Yellowknife, September Phone: 867.766.2586 The 6th annual Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) consists of film screenings with workshops, artist talks and discussions, This year strong themes have emerged in the programming including a circumpolar theme with films from the NWT, Nunavut, and Russia.
9th Annual Star-Gazing Night Hay River, October Phone: 867.874.3539 Held at the Hay River Heritage Society (Museum). Includes an old-fashioned bean supper, local entertainment and a great night of star-gazing.
Hay River Wine Festival Hay River, October Phone: 867.874.5325 Annual Rotary Wine Festival, featuring local art auction.
Halloween Events Aklavik, end of October Phone: 867.978.2351 Various community events to celebrate Halloween! Contact the recreation office for more details.
Sneeze and Freeze Golf Tournament Fort Simpson, October Phone: 867.695.2787 7 Spruce Golf Course in Fort Simpson hosts this chilly autumn golf tournament; the last one of the year. Wear your toque and mitts! Call golf course for more details.
Norman Wells Annual Pre-Christmas Sale Norman Wells, November Phone: 867.587.2415 The Norman Wells Historical Society's Annual Pre-Christmas Sale.
Santa Claus Parade Yellowknife, November Phone: 867.920.5676 Starting at 6 pm the City of Yellowknife is hosting its 24th annual Santa Claus Parade!
Hanna Stewart Memorial Loche Derby Aklavik, November Phone: 867.978.2351 The 19th annual ice fishing derby is fun for the whole family. The dates depend on the river ice. Prizes for the heaviest, longest, lightest, and shortest loche (burbot or mariah, a cod-like fish).
Community Arts & Fine Crafts Christmas Sale Fort Smith, November Phone: 867.872.2859 A great shopping opportunity for that original gift from an original place. Arts and fine craft displays by local Fort Smith artists. Come meet the artists! From 1 - 3 pm at the Aurora College foyer.
Great Northern Arts Festival Christmas Craft Fair Inuvik, November Phone: 867.777.8638 Find the perfect northern gift when the Great Northern Arts Society presents this amazing showcase of local arts, culture, and craftsmanship.
5th Annual Aurora Arts Society Art Expo Yellowknife, November email@example.com The 4rd Annual Aurora Arts Society Art Expo at 11:00am-4:00pm at the Multiplex
Rotary / Lions Charity Auction November Doors open at 1 pm, auction starts at 2pm at Arena Community Hall.
Christmas Lights Across Canada Yellowknife, December 1 Join the City of Yellowknife and the Legislative Assembly for this annual festivity. Event being at 4:45pm at City Hall. For more details phone 920-5676.
5th Annual Pine Lake Classic Ski Tour Fort Smith, December 4 Phone: 867.872.7927 Event starts at 11AM and will follow the route around the south side of Pine Lake. Skiers start and finish at the Warden and Visitor Services cabins where chilli, buns and drinks are provided. Along the route there are rest stops at the Day Use shelter and Kettle Point where snacks and hot drinks are available. The entire route is 17.6 km. Children welcome. No pets.
Bella Dance Academy presents "The Nutcracker" Yellowknife, December 8 - 10 Phone: 867.766.6101 A timeless classic with an exciting new twist! Call NACC for details and tickets.
Christmas Games Ulukhaktok, December 24 - January 4 Games, dances and community events throughout the holiday season.
Boxing Day Ski Fort Smith, December 26 Phone: 867.872.8400 www.skifortsmith.ca Fort Smith Ski Club will host the Boxing Day Ski and Potluck Brunch. Meet at clubhouse on December 26. Contact Ski club for more details.
Christmas/New Years Eve Events Aklavik, December 10 - 31 Phone: 867.978.2351 Various holiday events for the whole family. Contact the recreation office for more details.
Santa Claus Parade Inuvik, December 18 Phone: 867.777.8600 Town of Inuvik Santa Claus Parade
New Year's Eve Celebrations Hay River, December 31 Phone: 867.874.6522 Hay River will welcome 2012 in style with celebrations from Noon - Midnight on Dec. 31st. There will be a number of free activities - swimming, skating and shinny hockey. At night, there will be a bonfire followed by the traditional fireworks display on the Hay River as the New Year arrives!
New Years Eve Fireworks Yellowknife, December 31 Phone: 867.920.5676 The New Years Eve Fireworks will take place on Frame Lake on December 31, starting at 9:30 p.m. Residents are invited to come down to City Hall to take in the fireworks.
Crafts and Fine Art Workshops Fort Smith, throughout the year Phone: 867.872.2859 Traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts workshops run throughout the year at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre. Please call for more details and dates.
Sunrise Festival Inuvik, early January Phone: 867.777.8618 www.inuvik.ca The 25th annual celebration of the return of the sun to the community. Bonfire and fireworks on the Saturday closest to the sunrise.
Banff Festival of Mountain Film Yellowknife, mid-January www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/ View a selection of the world's best mountain films and videos when the tour comes to Yellowknife. Tickets will become available at NACC / Overlander Sports in Yellowknife.
Yellowknife Northern Performers' Festival (Northern Arts and Cultural Centre) Yellowknife, January Phone: 867.766.6101 www.naccnt.ca NACC is proud to present its annual Northern Performers Festival, featuring established and emerging stars on the entertainment scene "north of 60." Check the NACC website for coming events.
Kole Crook Fiddle Association January Jamboree Fort Simpson, January 6th Annual mid-winter traditional fiddling Jamboree!
Robert Burns Dinner and Dance Yellowknife, late-January Phone: 867.920.4733 The NWT Pipe Band's annual Robert Burns Dinner & Dance is a celebration of Scotland's favorite poet and features a traditional Burns Night Dinner (including haggis) along with Highland piping & drumming, Highland dancing, Scottish Country Dancing and a DJ dance. Tickets available at Office Compliments or from the NWT Pipe Band members.
3rd Annual Vandell Ventures/SSI Fun Run Fort Providence, late February Phone: 867.699.3511 Join in on the snowmobile races in Fort Providence. Over 100 km of thick, fluffy snow with a lunch along the way. Prizes for: hill climb competition, best looking sled suit, best sled carving, best sled wheelie. Excellent hotel discount to all attending at the Snowshoe Inn in Fort Providence.
NWT Ski Day Yellowknife, February Phone: 867.669.9754 Come see the trails of the YK Ski Club. There will be some activities including a scavenger hunt and a tour to the 'ice falls'. This is a GET ACTIVE event and there are prizes to be won just for participation. Refreshments will be available.
Cabin Fever Music Festival Yellowknife, February www.musicnwt.ca This event brings Yellowknife musicians together for a great mid-winter music festival.
City of Yellowknife Heritage Week Yellowknife, late February Phone:867-920-5614 The city of Yellowknife's Heritage Committee would like to incite the public to attend the many events through February 20-26. Come have some fun and see parts of our unique Heritage.
SnowKing Winter Festival Yellowknife, month of March snowking.ca Phone: 867-669-1571 The SnowKing Winter Festival celebrates its 18th year! Come visit the snow castle on Yellowknife's Back Bay and stay for art exhibits, live music, a film festival, family events, a hockey tournament and great hot chocolate throughout the month. Open 12-5 daily, with weekend evening events. Check the website for schedule details.
Frozen Dog Film Festival Yellowknife, March Phone: 867.669.1571 Part of the SnowKing Winter Festival. Come down to the castle for the 12th annual Frozen Dog Film Festival. Brought to us by Western Arctic Moving Pictures.
K'amba Winter Carnival Hay River, early March Phone: 867.874.6701 A family weekend full of activities with something for everyone- children and adult talent shows, dog sled races, outdoor activities, raffles, hand games and lots of prizes.
Fitz-Smith Thebacha Loppet Fort Smith, early March www.zone4.ca firstname.lastname@example.org The Thebacha Loppet is a spring classic ski tour for skiers of all ages and abilities. Its a great family event with everyone from Jackrabbits and grannies to four time Olympians and national team members participating. The full loppet is approx. 30 kilometres with shorter loops from several check points along the route.
Beavertail Jamboree Fort Simpson, March Phone: 867-695-3300 Beavertail Jamboree is held in Fort Simpson annually in early March. Participating in the regional winter carnival featuring snowmobile races, traditional games, youth activities, talent shows, dances, sports and entertainment.
Wood Buffalo Frolics/Muffaloose Days Fort Smith, early March Phone: 867.872.3065 www.fortsmith.ca The Frolics is a weekend event with a community feast, dances, games, hockey tournament and dog sled races. Most popular is the caban a sucre - the sugar shack where maple syrup is poured over snow for a scrumptious winter treat!
5th Annual Volleyball Tournament Yellowknife, March Phone: 867.445-5527 email@example.com Held on Yellowknife Bay next to the Snow Castle. This is an open event, meaning any team can sign up. Beach rules will apply, although with wearing mitts and other winter gear, there are some exceptions. Teams can sign up through email.
Polar Pond Hockey Tournament Hay River, March Web: www.polarpondhockey.com Phone: 867.874.6522 Join us on the ice with 10 rinks, a live band, fireworks, beer gardens and other festivities throughout the night. Held at Fisherman's wharf site. Hay River Ice Fishing Derby Hay River, March 16 Phone: Frazer Pike at 1.867.875.7112 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com The ice fishing derby in Hay River is on March 16 at 2 Season Campground. Registration starts at 10am and the derby runs from 1:00-4:00pm. There are lots of amazing prizes! Tickets are available at Buffalo Airways office in Hay River and online at www.2seasonsadventures.com.
Spring Carnival - NWT Dogsled Championships - Marilyn Sanderson Memorial Hockey Tournament Fort Resolution, March Phone: 867.394.4556 A weekend to celebrate Spring! Guitar Hero competition for the kids, the Cecil Lafferty dog races and the annual Victor Lafferty Memorial cribbage tournament. Hockey tournament and a volleyball tournament as well.
Iceolation Art Show Yellowknife, March Phone: 867.920.0711 Annual artist show on the theme of ice. Opening at the Snow Castle. Exhibition at Down to Earth Gallery the following week.
Annual Frostbite 45 Yellowknife, March www.ykmultisport.com The race starts and finishes at the Yellowknife Ski Club. If follows a 45km loop onto Back Bay, Walsh Lake, Prosperous Lake and return via Hay Lake. Registration opens February 7 at www.ykmulitsport.com and follow the links. Join us for an exciting 1-day, 45km ski or run winter race!
Top of the World Ski Loppet Inuvik, March Phone: 867.777.8618 www.inuvik.ca This annual event organized by the Inuvik Ski Club invites racers to compete in six different races ranging from 150M to 150KM
Moccasin Spring Carnival Wrigley, end of March Phone: 867.581.3321 This Wrigley cultural event is the place to find traditional games, tea boiling, bannock making, log splitting, foot races and a talent show.
Diavik 150 Canadian Championship Dog Derby Yellowknife, end of March Phone: 867.445.7223 The Annual Diavik 150 Canadian Championship Dog Derby will be held in March in Yellowknife.
Deh Cho Bison Jamboree Fort Providence, end of March Phone: 867.669.3441 The celebration takes place in late March and early April in Ft. Providence. Visitors have lots to enjoy, like hand games, talent shows, snowmobile races, family dances and traditional competitions like tea boiling and log splitting.
Long John Jamboree Yellowknife, March 14-17 www.longjohnjamboree.ca Formerly held as Caribou Carnival, the Long John Jamboree will be held on Great Slave Lake in Yellowknife.
Spring Fling Norman Wells, March 20-25 Phone: 867.587.3721 www.normanwells.com Enjoy the first days of spring in Norman Wells with a parade, dance, snowmobile races, youth soccer tournament, ice golf, barbecue and bonfire!
Fishing Derby Paulatuk, month of April Phone: 867.580.3709 Come fish for lake trout. Stay for the bragging rights in contests for biggest, longest, and smallest fish. Then enjoy the community feast.
The Annual Northwestel Yellowknife Ski Loppet Yellowknife, early April Phone: 867.669.9754 www.skiyellowknife.com Yellowknife Ski Loppet, everyone is welcome. Especially families and beginner skiers! Takes place on Vee Lake
55th Annual Muskrat Jamboree Inuvik, early April Phone: 867.777.3642 www.inuvik.ca This Friday to Monday festival has several skills contests including snowshoe races, dogsledding, tea boiling and log sawing. Also, the 2nd Annual Muskrat Cup Pond Hockey Tournament will take place.
5th Annual Mackenzie River Jamboree Tsiigehtchic, late April Phone: 867.953.3201 Dog sled races, traditional games and snowmobile races
Beluga Jamboree Tuktoyaktuk mid April Phone: 867.977.2286 Celebrate springtime on the Arctic coast. Exciting events and contests: snowmobile races, log sawing, harpoon throwing, drum dancing, igloo building and square dancing under the midnight sun.
Easter Skate Yellowknife, early April Phone: 867.920.5676 Free public skate at the Shorty Brown Arena. 6:00 - 7:15PM
Gwich'in Day Inuvik, late April Phone: 867.777.8618 Full day of activities with a BBQ lunch!
Mad Trapper Jamboree Aklavik, late April Phone: 867.978.2351 A fun weekend of old time dancing, dog sled races, snowmobile races and cultural events.
Easter Games Ulukhaktok, late April Phone: 867.369.8000 Four days of community events -indoor and outdoor activities, contests, prizes, and a community feast.
Easter Games Fort Resolution, early April Phone: 867.394.4541 A fun-filled weekend for the whole family.
Peel River Jamboree Fort Mcpherson, mid April Phone: 867.952.2428 Contact town office for details.
For 2 degrees above the Arctic Circle, we have a lot going on! Inuvik is host to a number of events & festivals including the Great Northern Arts Festival, the Muskrat Jamboree, the Circumpolar Northern Games, and our annual Sunrise Festival in January, where we welcome back the sun after nearly...
Arctic Photography Workshop: Our seven-day program give you the opportunity to photograph northern lights, migratory wildlife, birds and much more. Professional photographer and biologist, Robert Berdan provides his specialized photographic expertise. View special points of interest in the City of Yellowknife before flying to Peterson's Point Lake Lodge....