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Frame Lake Trail

Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Yellowknife
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Hong Kong
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A lake and trail just next to downtown, you can start by visiting the Northern Frontier Visitor Center and / or Prince of Wales Heritage Center and then hiking around the lake, you may also select to walk around the lake or go to Bristol Monument

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a hike around the lake in town past the Museum and around. The hike is nicely marked and you feel like you are out in the bush yet so close to town.

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LETHBRIDGE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a wonderful warm and calm day for our hike. We took our time so we could take in the views and also talked to some locals along the way. We found the rock that we hiked over interesting and beautiful as well as the birch trees which were turning colour. If we had time later in the week... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I had city shoes on and assumed that the entire trail was essentially a city pathway. When we got to the boulders, we thought we'd just climb over them and be back on the path...sure, about an hour later! My shoes had rubber soles, so they were OK, but did not bargain for a hike but only a city walk.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you expect solitude "whete every prospect pleases.." you'll be disappointed. Although there are occasional rugged bits, this is primarily a walk around a city lake. There are a few bits out of the way, but usually you are in sight or sound of the town or airport. Not as tame as Edinburgh's Arthur's seat walk, but has that flavour.... More 

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USA
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193 reviews 193 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a good walk. Part of the trail is paved near the city. Had heard that there had been some issues (muggings) so was a bit worried, but we didn't have any problems.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The information center info does not give the real info on this hike. Somehow, they have determined it to be a "medium" 1.5 hour walk. I consider myself moderately fit, and I am not sure how I could have completed this walk in less than 2 hours (more like 3). It is scenic, but lacking in signs along the way... More 

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Longer than we expected but we loved the exercise! A beer tasted very good when we finished! Beautiful vistas!

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a great hike, about 2 hours and relatively easy. It has some really nice views of downtown Yellowknife, and the mosquitoes weren't too bad.

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Acton. Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had a chance to walk the wonderful Frame Lake trail. I will say that it give the most beautiful view of the lake. The trail was very well maintained. No litter problems and what I did found I placed in a raccoon proof container on the trail. Nice bridges at the Community Center location make for a wonderful trail. Share... More 

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