8 days in Northwest Territories & Vancouver Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Territories & Vancouver Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Territories & Vancouver Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Enterprise
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Yellowknife
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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Enterprise

Enterprise ©
Enterprise is a hamlet in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, located between Great Slave Lake and the Alberta border on the Hay River.Enterprise is at an important junction of the Mackenzie Highway and the road to Yellowknife and was established when two service stations were built to take advantage of traffic along these highways. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the sheer force of McNallie Creek Falls and Territorial Park, identify plant and animal life at Twin Falls Territorial Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alexandra Falls Territorial Park Day Use Area.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Enterprise road trip planning website .

Chicago, USA to Enterprise is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Enterprise is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get little chillier in Enterprise: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowknife.

Things to do in Enterprise

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

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Twin Falls Territorial Park
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Yellowknife

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Every year scores of tourists take a trip to Yellowknife for a chance to observe the Northern Lights over a remote yet scenic landscape deep in Canada's Norwest Territories.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and Prelude Lake Territorial Park. Old Town and NWT Diamond Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cameron River Falls Trail, trek along Frame Lake Trail, get a sense of history and politics at The Legislative Assembly Building, and explore the activities along Yellowknife River Territorial Park Day Use Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowknife tour builder website .

You can drive from Enterprise to Yellowknife in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Enterprise in September: highs in Yellowknife hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Yellowknife

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cameron River Falls Trail ©
Cameron River Falls Trail
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Old Town

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Vancouver

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Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and then wander the streets of Gastown. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Conservatory, wander the streets of Granville Island, and then kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Yellowknife to Vancouver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowknife in October, expect Vancouver to be warmer, temps between 57°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

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Grouse Mountain
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
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Kitsilano Beach
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

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