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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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Taipei, Taiwan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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
59 helpful votes 59 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
64 helpful votes 64 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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Edmonton, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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