The sunlight lasted from 4 am to 11 am, but the few night hours never actually got dark. It's more like the sun was hiding just behind the horizon making for amazing skies.
I found the welcome by the conference organizers exceptional. (Ben was beyond gracious.) And the city, well it is different. Located 1,500 km north of Edmonton, Yellowknife is out there. Few roads exist in the NWT, so I stayed in town for an extra day and hiked around a couple of the many lakes, watched birds and enjoyed the amazing weather. Back country starts as soon as one leaves the built up city.
Would love to go to the Arctic Ocean next time ... more than another 1,200 km north ... and Nahanni for some hiking.