My husband and I just left Yellowknife yesterday after a week there to see the aurora borealis. We stayed at the Coast Fraser Tower in a one-bedroom suite with a kitchenette, lots of room, and great views of parts of town and Great Slave Lake, which is now covered in ice. Our room was spacious, the king bed was very comfortable, and we had plenty of hot water for showers after roughly -35C at 11pm - 2am viewing the northern lights. We had never seen the aurora borealis before so Yellowknife turned out to be a perfect destination for us.
Both Jessica at the Front Desk and Dawn who takes care of the continental breakfast (complimentary), etc. were friendly and helpful with suggestions on what to do in town. We rented a car from National, which we think is the best way to get around the area and view the northern lights from various points on Ingraham Trail just outside of town. Dawn suggested dog sledding (fun trip with Yuka Honda, the musher, at Beck's Kennels in town) and seeing the Ice Castle (don't miss this in March!). Don't forget to visit the Visitor's Center and the Museum. We also loved the experience of driving on the Ice Road to Detah and learning more about the ice road truckers serving the mines and oil wells of the Northwest Territories.
We had a very good time seeing Yellowknife, thanks to the very comfortable, well-located base of the Coast Fraser Tower.
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- Located next to the heart of downtown Yellowknife, Coast Fraser Tower prides itself on spacious apartment style suites with spectacular views of the Yellowknife skyline and exceptional service. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast for all of our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coast Fraser Tower Hotel Yellowknife
- Coast Fraser Hotel