The city of Yellowknife is the capital of the enormous Canadian state of Northwest Territories. It stands 25 miles south of the Arctic Circle on the northern shore of the vast Great Slave Lake. If you hire a car in Yellowknife you'll soon find that much of the surrounding landscape is rocky and dotted with lakes and rivers, many with beaches and old wooden fishing cabins. Yellowknife is a regional transport hub, its airport is just outside the city and the Yellowknife Highway is connected to the rest of Canada's road network via the Deh Cho Bridge over the Mackenzie River.
The former gold rush settlement of Yellowknife is now a tourist centre for adventures in the northern Canadian wilderness areas, from northern lights safaris to dog sledding trips. The city's highlights include the Old Town, the colourful houseboat community and the city's arts centre. There are museums and state buildings to visit, but some of the most memorable sights are a little more humble: the Wildcat Café, in a wooden shack in the Old Town, and the Gold Range Bar, a rugged bar that attracts interesting characters from the northern frontier.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8:30AM-11:00PM
Address: 1 Yellowknife Airport
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.