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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Edmonton, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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