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Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Worth for 1 visit

I joined a City Tour together with Ice Road Tour. The City Tour included an outlook tour + village tour. The tour was worth 1 visit. It was interesting to know that the houses at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I joined a City Tour together with Ice Road Tour. The City Tour included an outlook tour + village tour. The tour was worth 1 visit. It was interesting to know that the houses at Yellow Knife do not have water pipes.

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Vaughan, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's on the shore of the lake and is at one end of the dettah ice road.ther is the Ice Castle that was under construction(built every season by a local inhabitant and made of ice and snow blocks).

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Yellowknife, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Everyone should take the time to enjoy the view from pilots monument (as well as the goings and comings of seaplanes and house-boaters.) a multitude of good restaurants scattered about the base (iconic bullocks / wildcat ranging to contemporary moose cafe). A bit daunting on foot. There are a number of tourist shops scattered about. High prices but good quality... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I was driving there. The buildings are great, but its difficult to park since the road is one way, and there are other tourists coming. There is a road bypass to the great slave lake itself. And it is great to see the whole Yellowknife when you drive to Pilots Monument. But when I go there, its so windy that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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