Our area

Our Backyard

Our backyard, Yellowknife, is the capital of the Northwest Territories and a thriving city of some 18,000 people. It is a wonderful wilderness city on the very edge of Great Slave Lake. Founded on gold discoveries during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Yellowknife is now home to workers with international diamond mining companies. The City is the seat of government for the Northwest Territories, which boasts 11 official languages, and it attracts a cosmopolitan mix of people, from across the Northwest Territories and around the world. Our backyard is never more than a few minutes from the wilderness.

The Barrens

Beyond the Fence is the open country of one of Canada’s most amazing features – the barrenlands. Not barren at all, but covered with a thin layer of hardy plants, this is the range of great herds of caribou, grizzly bears, wolves and foxes. It is one of the last truly wild areas on the planet. The lakes and rivers of the barrenlands are legendary, and on one of the most famous of these, 330 km north of Yellowknife, is our lodge, Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge. This comfortable and exclusive resort is the site for our Arctic Culinary Adventure and our Arctic Photography Adventure.

Let My Backyard Tours introduce you to Yellowknife and the barrenlands. It’s an experience you’ll treasure forever.

The barrens in autumn colours during our Arctic Photography Adventure Workshop