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Old Town

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Yellowknife
Type: Neighborhoods
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LETHBRIDGE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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39 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Taipei, Taiwan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Old town is a small town. You can spend a day to come here. Enjoy your food in some cafe and restaurants.also can buy many gift and souvenir with nice price here. If love to eat fish. You also can buy white fish with a cheap price in the port. Enjoy it.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I really liked the feel for Old Town, colorful buildings and even painted dumpsters. We didn't do any shopping, but walked around and took in the sights.

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Ontario
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You have to take the time to walk this unplanned quirky community which is full of local colour and northern stereotypes. If you do, you will love it, if you just pass through, you won't be impressed. Floating boat houses, float planes where ever you look, modern corrugated steel apartments historic shacks and prospector cabins, appropriately named "Ragged A** Road",... More

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USA
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185 reviews 185 reviews
54 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It won't take more than a few minutes to drive around. You can see the houseboats and the historic buildings (Wildcat and Bullock's and the general store.

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Toronto, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We walked around town and took in all the local features. Very different from big city life and interesting to see the original background featured on walls, on garbage cans etc. Very clean town, people were very friendly.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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