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Old January 11th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #21
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They seem to have a Boston Pizza too. If anything, Yellowknife is going to boom over the next 50 years. It wouldn't surprise me to see the population go 10 fold.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #22
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Great pictures of Yellowknife! Thanks for sharing them with us!
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Old January 12th, 2009, 01:09 AM   #23
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I think I would also like to visit, caus I can't comprehend what even -20 feels like let alone -40. Wow. What a place.
On the reverse note, my city is expecting to hit +41 tomorrow, the hottest day for summer so far.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #24
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Crazy photos. Not many Canadians even would live there.

When I backpacked through Europe an Aussie told me that she wanted to spend a Christmas in Canada. I immediately asked why cause I couldn't understand. She said that she wanted to experience a cold Christmas, a real Christmas.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:26 AM   #25
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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!
They also have Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Domino Pizza
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Old January 12th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #26
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Crazy photos. Not many Canadians even would live there.

When I backpacked through Europe an Aussie told me that she wanted to spend a Christmas in Canada. I immediately asked why cause I couldn't understand. She said that she wanted to experience a cold Christmas, a real Christmas.
I'm really surprised that people are puzzled that someone would want to go somewhere cold. It's human nature to be curious. When I was a boy in London, UK, I was so excited to go to Finland in the winter. It would be my first time seeing real snow, a real forest, and people driving on the other side of the road.

Likewise, now I want to go to the desert because it's foreign to me. I live in Canada now, but I've still never been to the Arctic, but would jump at the chance to go to the Yukon, Nunavut, or NWT in January. Eat some fresh Arctic char, musk ox, etc. Experience the Aurora Borealis, mingle with the Innuit, etc.

I'm more puzzled by the people who need to ask, 'why would you go there?' How bizarre to not know why!
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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.
Well cold certainly prevents all the big, hairy and freaky insects and spiders of living there... that's a good side of it, for sure .
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Old January 12th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #28
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So, when you were in the sub-Arctic, you didn't like the other aspects? Or are you talking about something you haven't experienced? You also realize that new experiences demand that one give it a fair shake. If you go wanting to hate it, you will. If you go looking for adventure, and looking to learn or appreciate something new, you will.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #29
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interesting thread....

Im in Winnipeg right now and its -34. I dont think i would be brave enough to go any further north lol. Nice pics!
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Old January 15th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #30
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They seem to have a Boston Pizza too. If anything, Yellowknife is going to boom over the next 50 years. It wouldn't surprise me to see the population go 10 fold.
I don't get the whole Boston Pizza thing. I live in Boston and we are not known for pizza, in fact much of the local pizza is pretty lousy.

In any case, it is supposed to be 0-10F tomorrow and I have been complaining about that - this thread puts that in perspective! Don't think I had ever seen pics of Yellowknife before - great job.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #31
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I don't get the whole Boston Pizza thing. I live in Boston and we are not known for pizza, in fact much of the local pizza is pretty lousy.
I don't get the name of the company either, especially considering that Boston Pizza is a Canadian company. Lots of Canadian based restaurants use American cities as names though, such as New York Fries, and Montana's.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:51 AM   #32
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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.
Yeah the old town is near the river and there are lots of nice expensive houses . Downtown can be quite rough in summer (not in winter as it s too cold) there is one street in particular (50th st) which one local described to me as horrendous as there are lots of drunken fights outside a certain bar.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:33 AM   #33
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I just found the hour by hour weather of when i was there

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:56 AM   #34
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I don't get the whole Boston Pizza thing. I live in Boston and we are not known for pizza, in fact much of the local pizza is pretty lousy.
Boston Pizza is a Canadian eatery, but has nothing to do with Boston food. The founder of the chain was a fan of the Boston Bruins hockey team, so he named his pizza chain in honour of his cherished team.

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I don't get the name of the company either, especially considering that Boston Pizza is a Canadian company. Lots of Canadian based restaurants use American cities as names though, such as New York Fries, and Montana's.
I find that part really bizarre as well. It's almost like they have a knee jerk revulsion of their own country. Why not PEI Fries? They're the ones famous for their spuds in this country. As far as steak goes, that would be Alberta, not Montana. It's not just restaurants either. Striploin becomes New York striploin, cheesecake becomes New York cheesecake, Nova Scotia seafood chowder becomes New England seafood chowder.

You'll never here about a BC weight loss system or a Wasaga Beach diet, but you'll certainly buy if it's an LA weight loss system, or a South Beach diet. It's really irritating.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #35
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OMG excellent thread. Thanks for lovely pix of this unique place. I liked the airport and the polar bears so much too
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Old March 15th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #36
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Forgot to post this pic of me at -42C

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As far as steak goes, that would be Alberta, not Montana.
Alberta's Cookhouse... that actually sounds pretty legit.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 05:46 AM   #38
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Awesome photos! Looks pretty brutal out there!

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Old March 15th, 2009, 07:28 AM   #39
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Cool pics (no pun intended here!)! I've been up to Yellowknife once - in July, 2003. It was pretty warm at the time, about 24-26C.

My sister and a family friend of mine, however, go up there on an almost regular basis as a part of their job as chartered accountants working for the federal government. In fact, my sister's going up there tomorrow for a few days.
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I think the pics say a lot more and give the viewer the perception of the intense cold with the ice fog. Really cool pictures, thanks for sharing. Was in Quebec in February and experienced down to -28 (-36 with wind-chill) and that was pretty bone chilling, but I can handle it somewhat well, but -42 OMG!!! An Aussie in that temperature, sounds unnatural!

Nah, just pot calling the kettle black. The hottest it ever gets in Cape Town is about +35 and the coldest about +2, so major extremes don't really feature. But, experiencing the sub-Arctic sounds cool! Would also love to see Antarctica someday, just bloody expensive!
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