A late night of aurora borealis viewing meant waking rather late, and hence a breakfast-that-was-really-lunch at the very busy Dancing Moose Cafe. Belgian waffle there is pretty tasty, and the view at the Bush Pilots Monument one street over is beautiful. The Great Slave Lake dominates the vista, but the City of Yellowknife manages to hold its own.
Visited the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly next. Completely empty on a holiday, the very modern building showcases both the seat of government as well as the symbols of government, particularly the ornate mace. The adjacent Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre reinforces the culture and history of the Northwest Territories-- well worth a visit. It even sneakily has its own architecture worth seeing inside, hidden by the bomb-shelter-like exterior.
Did some shopping at Northern Images (great service!), enjoyed the sunset, and then found very decent if overly-oily hot pot at YK Hotpot. Apparently the massive influx of Asian tourists even to the far north means quite a bit of ethnic food, and lots of signs inside restaurants in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean! Passed two sushi places and at least two Vietnamese places, plus a Korean place...
Aurora borealis forecast was supposed to be for even more activity tonight than last night, but alas the original partially-cloudy forecast instead gave way to solid clouds the entire night.