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Address: 3510 McDonald Drive, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-669-7654
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description:

-Est.1994-

Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative

that has been...

-Est.1994-

Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative

that has been creating beautiful recycled glassware

on the shores of Great Slave Lake for over 20 years.

Open Daily, Year Round.

Giftshop brimming with our famous northern glasses, mugs, lamps, magnets, soap pumps & other locally made art and handicrafts.

Robbie Craig Prints, Scarves, mugs and glasses. Tuckamoor Wildcrafts Felted Bookmarks, ptarmigans and Owls. Feel Good handcrafted soap, lip balm and lotion bars. Local Dene seal, beaver and wolf ornaments. Frozen Flames earrings, rings, and pendants. Shannon Moore Clean Candles and Jewellry. Valerie Desjardins Custom Northern Artwork, Bottle neck rings and Earrings.

Two Hour Glass Engraving Workshops. Ages 3 & up

Great for Birthdays, Tourists, Team building , conferences, Friends, First Dates, and Families.

Discounts for Students, Groups, and Returning Clients.

Groups of 2-8, Everyday. Book your spots Online.

Custom Engraving. Logos, Awards, & Gifts.

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Just Take My Money I Want All of It

This place has such cool and unique items, we dropped the most money picking up neat souvenirs for ourselves and friends. Staff are awesome. Store is a wee small but so worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
MsHutz
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This place has such cool and unique items, we dropped the most money picking up neat souvenirs for ourselves and friends. Staff are awesome. Store is a wee small but so worth it. I am probably not giving our friends the stuff we bought and just keeping it for ourselves.

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2 Thank MsHutz
Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

(lol) Thank you! More 

Alberta, Canada
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Book a session and learn how to sand blast your own glass works! Staff is super friendly and you get to pick from a variety of stencils. The gift shop offers many items and gives you ideas so you can make your own work. Its so easy and so much fun! All materials are from recycled bottles. A great experience!!

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2 Thank Cheryl B
Brimley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We were walking along the street toward the Wildcat Café and we just happened to notice this shop. My wife really likes this kind of small shop with lots of glassware items and we have a couple of trinkets my wife bought and we brought them all home over 3000 miles by road and nothing broke on the way in... More 

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Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear it confirmed that we package well for travel! Thanks for stopping in and visiting us. More 

Linden
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Recycling is the object of this family operated business. Built on a shoestring and a vision to fix a problem. You purchase glassworks off the shelf or make a personalized order, however, their educational Workshop is their feature item. The workshop includes a brief history, the methods used to recycle the material, instructions on how to create your own personalized... More 

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Beth S, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

Thanks much for your succinct and apt description of us - it couldn't be more perfectly expressed! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

An absolutely amazing way to spend a Sunday afternoon at this location in Old Town. My family and I had a truly engaging time with Shannon, our instructor, who showed us how recycled bottles become a work of art. We all made gifts for ourselves by choosing stencils which were put onto different recycled bottles or mugs. My daughter made... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We loved the workshop & got to make lovely treasures to take home with us. After a quick lesson in sandblasting & designing our masterpieces, we had plenty of time to create our own. Great little place & I highly recommend doing their workshop & creating your own masterpiece. Great place to purchase already made works of art as well.

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Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Old Town Glassworks. Thanks for writing a review! Lois More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We met Matthew just leaving for the day but he gave us nonetheless a very profound insight in their workshop, just amazing! Thank you very much, I admire your work and ideas, appreciate the values you stand for and the courage you need to bring with you!

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Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

Meeting and getting an Old Town Glassworks tour from Matthew is definitely a treat for visitors to Old Town, Yellowknife. Thanks for writing a review! Lois More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

unfortunately we didn´t had much time to try to create some pieces of our own, but the finished glasswork shown in the little shop are beautifully made.

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Alberta, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

2 hours and you can have a treasured gift of your Yellowknife vacation. I made a tall glass with aurora etchings. Great fun and assistance. Anyone can do this- no talent required.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We loved visiting Old Town Glassworks today! What an amazing story! They have found a creative way to recycle glass and provide people with an opportunity to create their own piece of art! We were blown away by all of the unique initiatives happening here. Great place to find unique souvenirs, jewelry, sun catchers and decorations all while contributing to... More 

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