Bundle up everyone, it’s Walk to Work Week
Layer up until only your eyes are visible, Yellowknife.
Walk to Work Week, held from February 4 to 8, is set to begin following some of the coldest temperatures of the past five years.
The cold is not expected to break until the end of the week, with the forecast dipping to -47C with wind chill in the interim.
The City of Yellowknife assigned the dates for Walk to Work Week well in advance of what now transpires to be a particularly cold snap.
For those brave enough, close enough, or with clothing warm enough to walk to work, the City will be handing out recreational passes (presumably so you can go inside and warm up) throughout the week.
For a chance to win more prizes, the City, Ecology North, and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association are encouraging walkers to take photos and use the hashtag “#frostyfaces” on social media.
“Walking to work is a healthy way to start the morning and a great way to log your Walk to Tuk hours,” said Mayor Rebecca Alty in a news release.
“I encourage Yellowknifers to participate in Walk to Work Week and enjoy our trails and pathways.”
Ecology North will be putting up lights on the Frame Lake Trail to guide people making the trek in the dark.