07/05/2011 06:38 EDT | Updated 09/04/2011 05:12 EDT

William And Kate In Yellowknife: The Best Places Not On The Royal Couple's Itinerary (PHOTOS)


After a fun-filled day in Prince Edward Island, William and Kate flew north to the land of the midnight sun.

A crowd of a couple hundred turned out Monday night for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Yellowknife under grey skies and a light drizzle. They were greeted by Northwest Territories Premier Floyd Roland and federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and presented flowers by two local children before retiring for the evening.

Toronto didn’t score a spot on the royal visit list but Yellowknife did, no doubt because it oozes frontier culture and explodes with life in the summer.

Whether you feel outdoorsy, enjoy making art, dancing in a frenzy or just taking in a view of the houseboats on Great Slave Lake, this city of 20,000 never sleeps.

Here are some of the best spots in Yellowknife for a young couple to explore, if only they weren't royalty on an official visit.

With a report from The Canadian Press