The snow-free season in Yellowknife has a transformational effect on its winter-weary residents. Most noticeable are the thawed-out faces that become permanently affixed with grins. Energy reserves area also seemingly as inexhaustible as the sunshine.
Productivity at work, specifically among the government rank-and-file, becomes secondary to maximizing summer-fun efficiency. And one law, above all else, is observed: acquaintances with boats become friends. Great Slave Lake was blessed with some unimaginable fishing spots, but shallow rocky bluffs often guard these secret locations. This does little to discourage the curious Yellowknifer, known far and wide for its preternatural ability to chase a good time during its blink-and-you-miss-it season that the rest of the world calls summer. Sometimes this curiosity can get the best of the Yellowknifer, and invariably leads to a bent propeller. While your boat’s in the shop, stop by for a Bent Prop.