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Frame Lake Trail

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Yellowknife
Type: Hiking Trails
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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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vancouver
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Or just walking, or cross-country skiing. Even though it is cold, you can jog in -30 as long as you are dressed properly. There are marked and groomed trails across the lake, with markers to help at night. Around the lake is an excellent trail which goes for about 10 miles.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This easy trail around Frame Lake is spectacular on a 'warm' winter day. The trails are wide and the views are fantastic. The walk can be cut in half if the trail through the centre of the lake is taken.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I am a resident and hike, run, ski, and snowshoe the trail. South side is paved and suitable for cycling. North side meanders through taiga forest with interesting vegetation and wildlife. Good location for birdwatchers in the summer. Be aware of others on the trail.

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I love this little trail. Its a wonderful 5km in Yellowknife. At some points you are hiking over rocky Canadian Sheild, trying to find the next trail marker, the next minute you are in low, grassy lands or on boardwalks or paved trail. There are bike paths that stem from this trail and I have indeed gotten lost. I suggest... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you love to hike or run this trail is a must do. Geo cacher's will be pleased as well, as there are a few caches sprinkled along the trail.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A beautiful trail system but do not travel it alone as the vagrants frequent this area and there have been many incidents over the years. I would not let my kids use this trail alone and certainly NEVER at night. The City should have cleaned this trail system of the vagrants years ago

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Ottawa
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68 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

You can stick to the paved part that takes you from the hospital to downtown or you can keep going around the rugged area to complete the loop. For the inexperienced, finding the orange markers can be a little tricky but if you just follow the lake, you can't go too far wrong. Don't do the rocky part when it's... More

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