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Willow Flats in Yellow knife
Yellowknife, The Northwest Territories

Willow Flats is a bit of flat land on the shore of the Great Slave Lake between the rocky ridges of downtown to the south and Old Town to the north. There are still log cabins and Quonset huts to be found there, despite creeping gentrification and tourism.


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Dettah Ice Road begins here

Dettah Ice Road begins here

Modern "ice roads" are set up every winter across the lakes and along the rivers of the NWT, allowing heavy truck traffic to reach remote communities that are not on the regular road network.

Yellowknife, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 4, 2016

Willow Flats shoreline

Willow Flats shoreline

Gentrification is evident in the formerly marginal neighborhood of Willow Flats next to Yellowknife's Old Town.

Yellowknife, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 4, 2016

Ragged Ass Road

Ragged Ass Road

More a colorful name than anything else, Ragged Ass Road is in the Willow Flats part of Yellowknife.

Yellowknife, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 4, 2016

Bedrock outcrop on Ragged Ass Road

Bedrock outcrop on Ragged Ass Road

Buildings and roads on bedrock are more stable than those on adjacent gravel and silt, which are subject to frost heaves.

Yellowknife, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 4, 2016

Franklin Avenue in Old Town

Franklin Avenue in Old Town

Franklin Avenue, the main street in Downtown, runs right through the center of Old Town. Frost heaving is a constant problem except on bedrock, and requires constant street repair and even complete rebuilding,

Yellowknife, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 4, 2016

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