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Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Phone Number: 0426319397
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Just walk

Old town is just awesome. They have small stores along the way where you can buy souvenir. Also it's quiet and beautiful. There's also an access point to frozen lake, which is fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SarahKim841
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Seoul, South Korea
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the main business section of town. Some interesting old buildings along with new builds. On the lake and some great views. Yacht club gives a good vantage point. A new brewery and restaurant is a possible highlight although I didn't go in.

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Thank David B
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a drive through and around the town. Stopped by a few places. It is an interesting place, but nothing spectacular. The ice road next to it on the frozen Great Slave Lake we found it more exciting and interesting.

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Thank Calin S
Seoul, South Korea
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old town is just awesome. They have small stores along the way where you can buy souvenir. Also it's quiet and beautiful. There's also an access point to frozen lake, which is fun to walk on.

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Thank SarahKim841
Inuvik, Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I had heard of Old Town and was excited to go, but I wish I didn't. You could see all the signs that during tourist season it might be a happening place, but in October it was a complete waste of time. I spent three hours walking around and don't believe I missed 'the exciting bit' One nice gallery (Midnight... More 

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Thank N0rthernwanderer
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I fell in love with Old Town and all of its charms immediately - what a spectacular place. Beautiful buildings, unique vibe - definitely worth a tour through.

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Thank Danika P
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We booked an BnB for a week in the Old town. It is your best way to experience life on ice lake, the old building and sights around the area. Taxi to main dining areas and shopping is between $7 - $13 depending on where in Yellowknife.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Not much to see except Pilot's monument. That place is worthy to see, you can see the whole town from there.

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Thank portian565
Victoria, Canada
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83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

well if you are in Yellowknife, it is worth having a look - certainly better than wandering around downtown. But despite the few interesting sights (some of the homes, houseboats, float planes) - the main road is mostly a desolate collection of industrial buildings, many of which look empty or abandoned. Would much rather spend my time walking around the... More 

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Thank Reginald_Chung
Meaford, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

There are craft and gift shops, but walk south to Ragged A?? (can't use real name but it is what you think) Road and beyond, toward Great Slave Lake, and look at the houseboats. Then walk around the neighbourhood and look at the one room mining shacks that are still tenanted by people living off the grid - no running... More 

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Thank Jay M
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

If you're going to Yellowknife be sure to tour around Old Town! There are so many neat houses and cool shops and restaurants to see!

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