If this isn't the coldest place on earth in wintertime then I don't want to go anywhere colder! Minus 27 degrees Celsius with windchill! But I had a good time.
Can't tell you about accommodation as I stayed with friends of friends. But public transport is good.
The centre for the local first nations tribes was a great place to visit. I had a meeting with a representative and swapped some similarities and differences between the native people and Maori.
I went to a high school ice hockey game with the family I stayed with. Wicked!!! Smashing into the perspex and so fast. If I couldn't watch rugby or league, this would be the game to watch!
Good shopping and lots of history. Very good museum to visit. I would like to go back in the summer to compare.