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The right insurance for you and your loved ones in Yellowknife
Yellowknife is the capital and only city of Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT). It sits on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. It was named after a local Dene tribe once known as the 'Copper Indians' or 'Yellowknife Indians', who traded copper tools forged from copper found near the Arctic Coast.
As the only city in NWT, Yellowknife is a hub for mining, industry, transportation, communications, education, tourism and government activity. The city has distinct commercial, industrial, and residential areas. Frame Lake, Niven Lake, Range Lake and Old Town are its residential sectors. If you have a home here, our capable Co-operators Financial Advisors in the city can make your financial future more secure by taking care of all your insurance needs in Yellowknife. Get in touch for a no-obligation quote, be it home insurance, car insurance, or even life insurance.
The one thing new residents to Yellowknife take time to adjust to is the large variations in day and night. Daylight hours here range from five hours of daylight in December to 20 hours in June. While twilight lasts all night from late May to mid-July. But a high latitude also makes Yellowknife’s Aurora Village the best place in the world to view the Northern Lights.
If you wish to know more about this beautiful region, visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, which highlights the area’s human and natural history. The Bush Pilots Monument is another place rooted in the region’s history. It is a local monument honoring the bush pilots who helped open the north to the rest of Canada.
While geographically isolated, Yellowknife has an airport and a robust highway system. Highway 4 (Ingraham Trail) and Highway 3 (Yellowknife Highway) both run through Yellowknife and are all-weather roads.