The highly-anticipated Snowking Winter Festival kicked off last Saturday in Yellowknife.
The festival launched with a large crowd in attendance and included ice carving demonstrations, warm beverages and musical performances.
The weather was also in cooperation, which helped to make the kickoff evening more successful says Dave Zethof, Snowking Board Director.
The snowcastle which is a major attraction in Yellowknife, has been drawing tourists from around the world.
The festival has also been a great opportunity for Northern talent to perform in front of their community members and showcase their artistry.
Singer Sarah Hamilton, from the fiddle duo the Hamilton’s, says performing in Yellowknife felt like being home. She says, it was great participating at the Snowcastle and she would do it again.
The Snowking Winter Festival will take place throughout the month of March, with activities and performances the whole family can enjoy. For more details visits: WWW.SNOWKING.CA