'It's so beautiful and so grand,' says traveller who won free airfare to Yellowknife
'One trip of 6 days just doesn't do it justice," says Avneet Kaur Dhanoa
Two winners of Northwest Territories Tourism's 150 free flights to Yellowknife campaign say they're sad their trip is coming to an end.
Best friends Avneet Kaur Dhanoa and Amna Basit both hail from Toronto. They wrapped up their six-day trip Thursday.
"It's been great," Kaur Dhanoa said. "Everyone in this city has been very supportive in making sure that we have planned out a jam-packed, full, fun-filled trip."
The pair explored the territory's capital, but also ventured out to the communities, making stops in Enterprise, Fort Smith and to Wood Buffalo National Park. They also went canoeing, explored local parks, and even met Yellowknife's mayor.
"It's so beautiful and so grand that really one trip of six days just doesn't do it justice," Kaur Dhanoa said.
The friends hope to return to the North in the winter to see the northern lights. They also look forward to flying to some of the territory's more remote communities that they didn't have a chance to see this time around.
"I hope our enthusiasm coupled with the memories that we're going to take back are really going to reflect that it's absolutely worth discovering what Canada has to offer from coast-to-coast, North to South, it's beautiful," Kaur Dhano said.