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Old Town

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Yellowknife
Type: Neighborhoods
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Saskatoon, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Definitely a must to visit while in YK. It is fun to see the various shops and restaurants -- a great place to walk around -- also, be sure to head up to Pilot's Monument for a great vista overlooking Yellowknife. If I was short on time, I would be tempted to miss Wildcat Café, but if you are a... More

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Well the prices in the eateries were high but there was LOTS to see and LOTS to buy. Very authenic souvenires!

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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Once you notice details like the painted dumpsters & decorated houses & entire apartments made of corrugated steel... you fall more & more in love with it. The waterfronts are privately owned, so don't expect a boardwalk, but you can see a nice view of both bays from the roads. The streets are notably busy with traffic, considering it's such... More

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Billings, MT
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65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Not much is terribly old in this old town, and it must be called this because it was the first part of the town to be settled, but it's fun to walk around (doesn't take long!), and it's worth driving across to look at some of the unique architecture in the adjacent Latham Island neighborhood.

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Kakabeka Falls, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After a weeks stay,Old Town started to feel like home.There is such a collection of homes and businesses there that it never gets boring.The roads are quite bumpy,but it does keep the traffic slowed down.

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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We walked around during daytime ... we went to ice-castle as it was located on Great Slave Lake. We went to Gallery of the Midnight Sun for quality souvenirs and then the famous road "Ragged XXX Road". (Tripadvisor website didn't allow me to write that word as it is profanity) On the way to Pilot's Monument, we stopped by Just... More

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Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This part of The 'Knife gives a good "look back" to how things were in the North back when it was a sleepy mining town. Not surprisingly it was founded and grew around the lake as this was the key point for the float planes of the day. Planes are still a major component of the daily life here and... More

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Acton. Canada
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22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The was easy access to banks and Shoppers Drug Mart. The Black Night Inn was close by the Yellowknife Inn so a quick pint was close by. There is a Loblaws in Old Town and this is important because the Walmart on the New Town side did not have Meat, Milk, or fresh fruit. This place had everything.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed 3 out of 4 nights in Old Town. There's so much to see in March. We stayed at Bayside Bed & Breakfast right on the water so we could see the planes taking off and landing on the ice runway. We drove on the 6km ice road to Dettah and back. Went to see the Ice Castle -... More

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Zama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This town has many cute houses. That make beautiful view. The center of town has the hill. If you climb the hill.You could see old town and yellowknife from there.

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