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Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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We ran twice around the lake. On one side there is a prober trail on the other side it gets a bit more difficult. You walk mostly over big rocks, stairs and bridges. But that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ran twice around the lake. On one side there is a prober trail on the other side it gets a bit more difficult. You walk mostly over big rocks, stairs and bridges. But that makes it really nice and the views are stunning. A must-do.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I walked this trail from the hospital to the Heritage Centre and Visitors centre. Great views across the water to rock islands, pines and white birch trees.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We used the trail to get to the shopping centre at the other side of the lake but it turned out the trail was the highlight. Quite an energetic walk as there are lots of rocks to cross and its quite a way around but worth the effort. Met lots of locals exercising themselves and dogs so there was much... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Came out of the legislature, asked where the trailhead was and how long to do the trail - he said about 20 minutes. It was closer to 2 hours in the knee deep snow and wind. The first half coming from the leg. was up and down, but the second half paved and well groomed. Beautiful in winter, likely the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great addition to town, with Easy access from the info centre and the museum. Proper foot wear as most of it is done across amazing looking rocks. Could be slippery. We saw birds, water fowl, and loved the addition of interpretive signs .

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A 9 kl hike around the latke and never very far from town. It is an easy trail, but some climbing over rough terrain is neccassary. Very pleasant but wear bug spray

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you are in town staying at the Super 8 area around old airport road and want to talk downtown this is a nice walk around the lake and is more scenic and faster than taking the road.

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This was a pleasant and safe route for my early morning run. I met others along the trail. Lake was calm and serene.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This 9km walk is both on paved and natural surfaces. The entire will loop. There is the opportunity to photograph the backside of the legislative assembly as it blends into the natural surroundings.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a great trail that takes just under an hour to do. It varies from a paved trail near the city, to a more rugged trail around the back of the lake. It is well-marked and easy to follow. There are stairs and boardwalks to make it easier. Great views of the city.

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