Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Cameron Falls

Today we rented a car and headed for Cameron Falls. Here is the plate # of the car. I had heard that the NWT was getting rid of these great plates but every car has one.

This is the falls, they were beautiful.

A group from Mississippi took our picture.

We were able climb to the top of the falls and then cross a bridge to the other side.

Above the falls was a 'head pond'. One of the Mississippi guys is sitting at the top of the rock overlooking the head pond.

Later we visited the fur shop and they had this fabulous door! And great stuff inside as well.

This is the view from Old Town, the original 'Yellowknife'. These are floating houses that people live in ALL year long. They were very cool. A magazine had a poem about them.

Two verses read:

Now the really weird are a group that's veered
To live out on the frozen lake.
In the summer they float, in the winter they don't
And they think that it's just great

Now a house that can float is not a boat
And we don't go motoring around.
We chose to build where it wasn't filled
A great alternative to hard ground

And the last verse;

This houseboat living gives a glorious feeling
A style unique to Yellowknife.
At the end of the day, it's our northern way
Of making the most out of life!

And just so we didn't feel to far from home, we found some Covered Bridge chips.

We have met great and friendly people here in Yellowknife (from all over Canada and the world). We have had great meals too. We have had supper twice at a great restaurant called Coyote's. We are heading to the legislative building tomorrow and maybe we'll drive out to see some bison?!?!


  1. Just figured out how to post a comment- love the houseboat poem- where did you discover it?

  2. I found the poem in a tourist magazine and no credit was given to the poet.