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Map Shares Aurora Viewing Locations & Safety Tips for Ingraham Trail

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January 15, 2020

Yellowknife’s Ingraham Trail (Highway 4) is a popular destination for aurora hunters; and ITI has updated a series of maps designed to help tourists find the perfect – and safe- spots to park in order to enjoy the dancing lights.

The maps – available in six languages: English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean – were originally created in 2015 and were updated this year to include more robust safety information and the new 911 emergency phone number.

The safety information covers driving practices, ice conditions, wildlife awareness and how to dress properly for cold weather.

The maps will be available at locations throughout Yellowknife including: Capital Suites, the Watermark Tower, Anderson Thomson Suites, Chateau Nova, Days Inn and Suites, Discovery Inn, Explorer Hotel, Quality Inn & Suites, Stanton Suites hotel, Super 8, the Yellowknife Airport, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Museum and the Visitor Centre (City Hall). NWT Tourism will also make them available through their General Sales Agents in target international markets so visitors have the opportunity to read up long before they land.

Pick them up at one of the many locations or download them at the link below: