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Ice Measurement and Safety

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Ice Rescue Training

Contacts

Yellowknife Fire Division
100 Taylor Road
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P4

Mailing Address:
4807 - 52 Street
P.O. Box 580
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4
P. 867-766-5500
F. 867-766-5509
firehalladministration@yellowknife.ca


With the cooler temperatures, the ice is forming earlier than usual this year.  For your safety, please stay of the ice until it measures 6" (15cm).

 Safety Tips

The City of Yellowknife Fire Division strongly recommends that you stay off the ice until it measures 6 inches thick.  Please be careful when traveling on the ice, especially in a vehicle or on a machine, and keep these tips in mind:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Travel with a partner
  • Ice thickness varies, there are always areas of weakness
  • Carry dry clothing and matches with you
  • If you are unsure of the ice thickness, drill a test hole or stay off of the ice entirely

 

Ice Assessment Thickness

 

Body of Water

Inches

Centimeters

Distance from shore

Date

1

34 Morrison Dr. (Back Bay)

 

 

 

 

2

WardAir dock (Back Bay)

 

 

 

 

3

Dettah Ice road (School Draw)

 

 

 

 

4

Niven Lake

 

 

 

 

5

Yellowknife Bay (Boat Launch)

 

 

 

 

6

Yellowknife Bay (by Air Tindi)

 

 

 

 

7

Fault Lake

 

 

 

 

8

Long Lake (Float Plane Launch)

 

 

 

 

9

Long Lake (Boat Launch)

 

 

 

 

10

Stock Lake (Jackfish) bottom of sliding hill

 

 

 

 

11

Frame Lake (by City Hall)

 

 

 

 

12

Frame Lake (by Co-op)

 

 

 

 

13

Kam Lake (by City Garage)

 

 

 

 

14

Kam Lake (off Curry Drive)

 

 

 

 

15

Grace Lake (off 180 Kam Lake Rd.)

 

 

 

 

16

Lake behind Kasteel Drive

 

 

 

 

17

Range Lake (behind Shell)

 

 

 

 

18

Range Lake (by Parker Field)

 

 

 

 

19

Rat Lake

 

 

 

 

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699