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Old March 15th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #41
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By the way, how much does it cost a cruise to Antarctica from there? I'd love to do something like that once in my life heh.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #42
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the only place they have tourist Antarctic expeditions that I know of via ship is from Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. Not sure how much, but remember seeing in the vicinity of US$3000, but I could very well be wrong. Many many expeditions and ships head to the Sub-Antarctic Islands of Gough, Tristan da Cunha and Marion from Cape Town and many to Antarctica itself, especially to the South African base in Queen Maud Land called SANAE, but think most are all private or scientific expeditions and aren't catered for the casual tourist.

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Old March 15th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #43
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Nice pics. I was so curious about this town because of its name and its location. Thanks for sharing it!
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Old March 15th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #44
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Wow, very nice pictures. Why do people even go and live there

What I know is that it takes a 24hour ride to go to another big city (Edmonton).
And what's funny, is that in the winter it can be like -40C but in the summer it can be 25C
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:12 AM   #45
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Wow, very nice pictures. Why do people even go and live there

What I know is that it takes a 24hour ride to go to another big city (Edmonton).
And what's funny, is that in the winter it can be like -40C but in the summer it can be 25C
Firstly, to make money!!! The GDP of the Northwest Territories (in which Yellowknife is the capital) is almost $100,000 per capita. This is higher than Luxembourg's $97,000 GDP per capita. YK is dubbed as the "Diamond Capital of North America" and it has so-called "blood-free diamonds".

Secondly, Yellowknife the hub of Northern Canada. In fact, Yellowknife Airport is the busiest airport in Northern Canada, beating some international airports of Canada. There are a lot of government jobs in Yellowknife.

Thirdly, Yellowknife is in the middle of the aurora oval. Yellowknife is one of the few places in the world where you can get a high chance of seeing the northern lights. Yellowknife shows the clearest view of northern lights in Canada. There is a news that a webcam will be installed in Yellowknife to show the aurora to the rest of the world.

It depends on the speed of your car. But I went down there in 18 hrs. With a stopover in Hay River.

Yes, Yellowknife dips down to -45C during winter. And yet, it occasionally goes over 30C during summer. Thus, there are forest fires that pollute the city's air. It's quite weird because the temp is so extreme despite the huge lake (Great Slave) that is beside us.

Without that lake, we would've been like Yakutsk, Russia. Up to 35C during summer, goes below -60C during winter.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #46
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No wonder the name given to Yellowknife by the Dogrib First Nation is Sombak'e, which means "Money Place"!
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Old March 17th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #47
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Without that lake, we would've been like Yakutsk, Russia. Up to 35C during summer, goes below -60C during winter.
My friend visited Yakutsk last october. It was about -30 C
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Old March 17th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #48
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-30C is lower than the record low here for the month of October, which is -28.9C.

BTW...

Yakutsk and Yellowknife are sister cities. (notice they both have YK?)
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Yakutsk and Yellowknife are sister cities. (notice they both have YK?)
And my City to - YeKaterinburg. But without sister city in Canada
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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #50
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Looks very cold...... But the Northern lights looks so awesome.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #51
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-30 C is extremely cold
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Old March 20th, 2009, 10:28 AM   #52
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just bloody expensive!
Not that expensive if you buy a round the world ticket
they r very cheap and you can go to places which would
cost a fortune if you had a regular ticket
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Old September 5th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #53
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Just one more photo i forgot to post

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Old September 5th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #54
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nice town
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Old September 5th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #55
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Great photos!
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Old September 5th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #56
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Typical summer day in Yellowknife huh?

Just kidding!
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Old September 6th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #57
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Great pictures, and wow, so cold!
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Old December 5th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #58
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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, there is an old town area indeed as you can see from the map below

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Old December 5th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #59
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Wow, now this is one place I've got to see! But my T.O. winter jackets would not suffice, I gotta get Canada Goose parkas haha. Very cool photos, literally too!!

On a side note: New York Fries was named as such because the Canadian brothers who found the company purchased a fries establishment in NYC, which, served as their first store, thus the name. I was puzzled before too since when I was in NYC, I was looking for one because I was craving for poutine!!!
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Wow, I love winter and cold temperatures but that's just crazy.

Great photos though.
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