Camping in Yellowknife, Canada

The large campgrounds in the Yellowknife region have something for everyone. If sitting by a campfire is your ideal night, there are several parks to make use of. Each park offers multiple campgrounds for booking, lakes to throw your reel into, and all types of water sports to enjoy with the family! The wildlife and environment lead to an engaging and relaxing experience, for those helpful weekend getaways. Below I will go over some of the must do activities on your trip to Yellowknife!

Paddling Yellowknife Lakes

The lakes are open during those perfect summer months of June through September, right when you need to cool down. Yellowknife offers a lot of different water activities, so let’s discuss them now.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Not everyone is an experienced at canoeing on the open water, however, the camps offer a lot of packages to help you have a great and safe day. There are long weekend trips for the experienced water enthusiasts, very scenic routes, and gorgeous waterfalls to take your breath away. Canoeing or Kayaking is a great way to get out in the environment, cool down, and bond with a couple of friends.

While paddling the Yellowknife Lakes is one of the biggest activities during the summer, you could always take a chance at your luck with fishing, let the wind breeze through your hair with some classic windsurfing, or rent a boat or cruise. For more information on all the diverse lakes check out this video.

In the Mountains

Grab your Hiking Boots, because Yellowknife is known for their great trails. Some have bike routes or are an even dog-walking friendly. That way, not even your pet has to be left out on the fun. The mountains lead to spectacular views making great pictures for the online profile. While hiking you will surely see a lot of wildlife, and some of it is allowed to be hunted. A license will be required to hunt the small game available, and there is a big game available for the more experienced hunters (such as Moose, Grizzly Bears, Wolves, and wood Bison). Yellowknife is one of the most extensive campgrounds in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Spot the eye-catching Aurora Borealis, sing by a campfire, or soak in all the heritage. A day or weekend in Yellowknife can be the highlight of your year, so book your time now!
For more information on Yellowknife check the official site!


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A Closer Look At the Reel Paddling Film Festival


There aren’t as many film festivals that are quite as unique as the Reel Paddling Film Festival. This is a festival that tours all around the United States and Canada and showcases paddling videos.

The Main Concept

The key concept of the Reel Paddling Film Festival is that it is about the amazing activity of boat paddling. It entails traveling around rivers, lakes and other vast bodies of water.

The films in the festival are about exploring the lifestyle of outdoor travel and how amazing the natural world truly is. It entails many films that bring people out to different paddling destinations around North America and even other spaces around the world.

A Great History

The Reel Paddling Film Festival has been in operation since 2006. It has grown over the years from being a festival based predominantly out of Ottawa into one that travels around the continent. The festival has grown to include many great sponsors including Ontario Travel, the Canadian Canoe Museum and American Canoe Association among others.

What Films Are There?

The films highlighted at the festival include ones that highlight many important aspects of paddling. There are traditional documentaries about paddling as well as adventure travel. Instructional films are included in many forms.

Some films are designed to help people learn more about the many specific types of paddling activities they can get into. These include standup paddleboarding and sea kayaking among others. Some videos are even about fishing while canoeing. The adventures highlighted in these films about canoeing provide inspiration for the audience to take a fresh look at the sport and perhaps give a new angle a try.

Where Is the Festival?

The Reel Paddling Film Festival organization is always updating its list of places where the films are displayed at. The festival travels to many spots in the United States where paddling and outdoor sports are often found in. These include places like Ohio, Washington state and northern Illinois among other unique spots.

Most of the places that the festival travels to are in Canada. The festival travels into places all around Ontario and British Columbia for the most part but it also gets into many other provinces. The festival even makes it to Northwest Territories, a part of Canada where many of the most beautiful and pristine waters for paddling can be found.

The thrill of paddling is alive and well all around the continent. The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an occasion that highlights many paddle related thrills and makes us what to get out and explore our boundaries.

Screen grabbed from ReelPaddlingFilmFest Youtube

Upcoming Events

Folks I haven’t quite figured out whats next on our agenda, but something will come up I’m sure. I know that we will be hosting a New Years Swim as it is a nice little tradition and we have booked the Reel Paddling Flim Festival a gain this spring.

Between these two events we will have the General Annual Meeting and that will point us in the direction for the next year.

How much and what we can do is totally dependant on the funds that we raise so send your ideas this way. Consider joining and helping and we could get more done.

The concept behind this group was originally to include 3 events over a three year period. Little did we realize the support that Yellowknifer’s and others would throw behind us and now our first plan has been updated and revised (and how).