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Old January 11th, 2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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Yellowknife NWT (Canada) - Photos from my trip!

Those are the photos i took when i went to Yellowknife this January. I happened to arrive during an intense period of below average temperatures and ice fog so during my 3 days there the temperature went from -39C to -43C
Unfortunately i couldn't take heaps of photos as my camera died every 5 minutes with those temperatures and it would take one hour in the warmth of my room before it would start working again

Yellowknife Airport

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Sunset at 3pm

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Old Town

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Downtown

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Old January 11th, 2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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More downtown photos

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Old January 11th, 2009, 02:45 AM   #3
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More old town

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Old January 11th, 2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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COLD! Great shots too.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 04:16 AM   #5
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Awesome photos! I've had my camera fail on me a few times in Edmonton because of the cold.

Did you enjoy Yellowknife?
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Old January 11th, 2009, 04:50 AM   #6
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Jeez!! So you've experienced the worst cold in your life and tons of snow... and came to a conclusion that you're staying in sunny Australia?
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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I'd like to say that I like the city, but I'm not sure I do. -40C is FAR too cold for me!

Nice shots though, mate!
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:30 AM   #8
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Awesome photos! I've had my camera fail on me a few times in Edmonton because of the cold.

Did you enjoy Yellowknife?
I didn't particularly enjoy it to be honest. Even though i adore extreme cold, my ideal temperature is between -10 and -20. I happened to be there on new year day so everything was closed, there was ice fog so i couldnt take many pictures and i was almost mauled to death by an unleashed dog. On the good side i got to see the aurora borealis
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Old January 11th, 2009, 11:21 AM   #9
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Very nice photo-tour
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Old January 11th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #10
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Well it seems some people are not bothered by the cold and chose to live there... can't say I understand them!
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Old January 11th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #11
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I didn't understand the allure of places like that until I spent a few winter months in northern Ontario. It was -30 on the warm days. It took a while to get used to, but there definitely is something very captivating about isolated regions with extreme weather. Driving through a blizzard and finding refuge at some cozy lodge, the night 18 hours long, the silence of the endless dark forest, and winter white postcard vistas are some of the fond memories I have of it.

It's far milder in Canada's south, but we still get fairly harsh winters with the exception of southwestern BC. I wouldn't trade the typical Canadian climate for a Mediterranean one for all the tea in China. Winter is a magical time that I've come to appreciate. Not only can it be stunningly pretty, but the cycle we go through each year creates a healthy ecosystem free of many of the diseases and infestations that hot regions of the world are afflicted with. The change of seasons is refreshing and breaks up the monotony of endless days of heat and humidity.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #12
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Great pictures! There have been few Yellowknife photothreads on here, and I don't think that any of the previous ones were in Winter. I can't believe that you were able to get pictures in such cold weather. My camera won't work after 10 minutes of being outside in 20s F weather (negative single digits in Celsius).

So there is an Old Town and Downtown in Yellowknife? I guess it makes sense that there is a Downtown, with the skyscrapers and commercial buildings, but I wouldn't have guessed that such a small town would have distinct residential neighborhoods.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #13
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I didn't particularly enjoy it to be honest. Even though i adore extreme cold, my ideal temperature is between -10 and -20.
You might want to consider Whitehorse then. The average temperatures in January are between -13 and -22C, compared to -23 to -31 for Yellowknife. It also has milder summers, actually, as well.

And while I've never been to either, from what I've seen, it looks to be a nicer town (and slightly more populous) with nicer surroundings.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #14
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Its really cold btw
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #15
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wow those pictures just look like some place out of this world, compared to where i live. those houses were huge though! awesome pics, i can see the allure.

why were you in yellowknife?
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #16
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why were you in yellowknife?
I was going to ask the same thing. What brings a Melburnian all the way to Yellowknife in the middle of winter? I don't like it when temperatures drop to -10C here, let alone -42C. When I visited Halifax in January '07, the temperature was -20C when I arrived. I wanted to cry, haha.

Interesting photos nonetheless.

(It looks like in the -39C photo your eye lashes are frozen)
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #17
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Excellent photo tour, with lots of great pictures. Too bad you didn't shoot any aurora, but I guess it was mighty cold during the night. Here are a few shots of them (it's all Yellowknife):





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Old January 11th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #18
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Interesting stuff. Thanks for the Yellowknife tour. I've always wanted to go up north and hopefully will one of these days. I must echo a few of the other posters and ask, being from Melbourne why did you go to Yellowknife of all places?
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I imagine for the same reasons why someone from Yellowknife would go to Melbourne. Yellowknife in winter is going to be exotic to someone from Melbourne, and vice versa. People who hate the cold will gravitate to places that are hot. People who hate the heat, will gravitate to places that are cold.
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Thank god I like both cold and heat. But to be honest -42 looks freaking scary

I was amazed to see that a city with no more than 20.000 inhabitants has even buildings and KFC!
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