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Old Town

Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Yellowknife
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The best part of being in old town in the winter for me was access to the ice road. I walked along it 3 mornings in a row for hours and loved the expansive feeling of the frozen lake. The morning sunrise and light was gorgeous. Met some friendly people along the way, even got invited into one of the... More 

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Ottawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Yellowknife is definitely an interesting place to visit, and for us Old Town was the most interesting part. There are good places to stay (we liked the Bayside B&B), good restaurants (the Dancing Moose Café, the Wildcat Café, and Bullock’s Bistro), and a unique community that can easily be explored on foot. The most obvious feature of Old Town is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved the old part of town, lovely homes, and interesting places to visit. Glass shop and workshop worth a visit and great cafe - dancing moose!

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Hong Kong
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A small and beatiful neighborhoods Even you may not stay in the B&B in old town but definitely you must go there for the famous restaurants, historical buildings and experience the environment in this quiet place It also a nice place for aurora viewing

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I think Old Town is the original site of Yellowknife and has the most ecclectic mix of architecture. Some unique shops and homes to see. Check out the one of a kind shop, Weaver & Devore, a small old fashioned northern/outfitter store. Gallery of the Midnight Sun has northern art, clothing, souvenirs, jewelry, and other things.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Old town was worth the walk out of town to kill a few hours in between nightly aurora chasing. Not a lot of attractions but taking in the lakeside aspects was nice. Go up to the lookout for a great view of the surrounds and particularly the rockiness of the terrain, Check out how the Yellowknifers solve putting up a... More 

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Yellowknife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

what ever you are looking for you will find in old town. The people are friendly and really want people to ask questions.

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LETHBRIDGE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The best things about Old Town are the galleries with northern art, although there are not as many of these as there are in other old towns we have visited. We particularly like the monument as you enter old town and reading about its meaning. Also there was a hardware/general store that was worth going through. What characterizes this old... More 

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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175 reviews 175 reviews
51 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A short walk from downtown (couple km one way) this neighbourhood includes colorful homes, log cabins, some very dramatic apartments and homes on the bedrock overlooking the lake and various businesses as well as public docks. There are several shops (tourist stuff, glass works, carvings, etc) and a few restaurants - definitely worth a stroll - the murals on dumpsters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Definitely eat at Bullocks and have the fish and chips. Out of this world!! It is quite an experience as well. Very rustic but delicious huge plates of food.

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