Apart from aurora viewing, there’s actually a lot of daytime activities to do in Yellowknife. Between dog sledding, ice-fishing and snowmobiling, we decided to pick the most thrilling one.. snow snowmobiling on Great Slave Lake!
Afterwards, we decided to have a late lunch.. but which became an early dinner at Bullocks’ Bistro because we had to wait so long for our table.
Bullocks’ is famous for its fish… and also for the most exorbitant prices for fish and chips!
House made cumin feta bread….. freshly made and baked in front of us!
fish chowder... so good! we wanted seconds but was sold out….
Deep fried white fish, pan fried pickerel and grilled Arctic char….. all this fish were so juicy and tender. It was so good that we re-ordered the fried white fish.
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
3534 Weaver Dr, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2S9, Canada
To cross off another item of my bucket list, I travelled to Yellowknife to see aurora borealis. We studied about Northwest territories back in elementary school and the only things I could remember are ice, ice-fishing and more ice. Because of that, I didn’t think I’ll ever visit that part of the country. It’s just so cold!! But for the last year or so, I’ve seen a lot of aurora photos on Instagram and also, a lot of people in Hong Kong has asked me if I’ve been to Yellowknife to see the northern lights. I guess it was time for a trip to the north!
We traveled to Yellowknife in February, one of THE coldest months of the year. We spent 2 nights outside looking for the aurora in -33 degrees celsius….. if we could survive in that temperature.. cold weather will not faze us ever again! We were so lucky to see the aurora 2 out of 3 nights.. it really danced in the sky!
We stayed at The Explorer Hotel, the best hotel in Yellowknife (even Prince William and Kate stayed there!). Their restaurant is also ranked the best in Yellowknife but the food was really average and overpriced. We ate there for 2 nights because we were too lazy to put on our snow gear and walk 2 blocks to the main street.
What we ordered:
duck confit spring rolls……
Mussels meunière…extremely salty……. Don’t know how mussels could be that salty… when I ordered it the 2nd night, I requested the chef to tone down that salt.. but it was still so salty….. really.. I don’t know why….
sacchetti with black truffles….. this was the only good dish because it had strong truffle taste…
grilled arctic char……. it looks like salmon but the texture is a bit different and the taste is milder…
Pan seared lemon pepper whitefish…
Shrimp stuffed pickerel with tarragon cream..
FAIM? un peu…
Trader’s Grill @ The Explorer Hotel
4825 49th Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3, Canada