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'It's so beautiful and so grand,' says traveller who won free airfare to Yellowknife

Two winners of NWT Tourism’s 150 free flights to Yellowknife are sad their trip is coming to an end.

'One trip of 6 days just doesn't do it justice," says Avneet Kaur Dhanoa

Avneet Kaur Dhanoa poses for a picture in Fort Smith, N.W.T. Dhanoa and her best friend won free flights to the Northwest Territories as part of a N.W.T. Tourism campaign. (Submitted by 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."

Avneet Kaur Dhanoa sits by a waterfall near Enterprise, N.W.T. (Submitted by Avneet Kaur Dhanoa)

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.

Avneet Kaur Dhanoa (left) and Amna Basit (right) pose with Mark Heyck, mayor of Yellowknife. (Submitted by Avneet Kaur Dhanoa)

"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.

A black bear in Wood Buffalo National Park. (Submitted by Avneet Kaur Dhanoa)

"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.

Best friends Avneet Kaur Dhanoa (left) and Amna Basit (right) say they want to return to the Northwest Territories.

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