One of the most iconic buildings in the Yellowknife skyline is only standing in the winter.
And a new book, called The Snowcastle, is telling the story of the Snowking Festival’s star attraction.
The book comes out just in time for this year’s festival, which is also the 25th year of the Snowcastle.
The photographs are shot by local photographer Bill “Freeze Frame” Braden.
The book is written by Ryan “Snow Boss” McCord, a longtime volunteer with the Snowking festival.
The book recounts the origins of the event, talks about how the Snowcastle has changed over the years and tells stories of the volunteers involved in constructing it.
The Snowcastle has changed a lot over the years.
And COVID has made even more changes necessary.
Some of the offset costs from not having live performances is going into covering the cost of admission.
This year people will be allowed into the Snowcastle free of charged.
Braden said festival organizers are taking donations, that will go towards future years of the festival.
The book is being sold by Yellowknife Book Cellar and at the Snowcastle Merch Shack.