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Address: , Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Nice to have a walk around Old Town. Older architecture. Restaurants like Bullock's Bistro and Wildcat Care. Bush Pilot's Monument also located in Old town. About one to two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice to have a walk around Old Town. Older architecture. Restaurants like Bullock's Bistro and Wildcat Care. Bush Pilot's Monument also located in Old town. About one to two hours to explore.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The best way to see Old Town is to walk it on your own. There is an app you can download that can help guide you. Information on the app is at the Visitor Centre or you can pick up a brochure at your hotel. The Wildcat Café and Bullock's, two famous restaurants are in the area and are great... More 

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Brandon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must to see! So many wonderful things to see by foot. Walking is the way to go! Take a bike if you wish, but just be aware that is very hilly, so you will get tired. Bring a snack for a picnic and water. Amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to visit the mall or a resturant even a bar you must go to old town the wildcat cafe is a must do!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Walked through old town with some friends. It is a wonderful experience and shows the passage of time with regards to mining ebb and flow associated with the town. Abundant street art and painting.

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WInnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Old Town of Yellowknife is the city's heart and history, and no visit to the territorial capital should miss spending time wandering through the neighbourhood. There is a very good walking guide app available from one's app store, and this adds immensely to the experience, telling a fine history of individual properties and the characters that made Yellowknife what... More 

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Walking down to old town in winter is a brisk hike but worth it to warm up at Bullocks. Summer is also nice to go to a café by the water.

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Regina, Saskatchewan CANADA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A really neat place to visit. We stayed on one of the floating homes anchored out in the bay. Lots of neat little shops to wander in and out of, very unique restaurants, and a great view of planes taking off and landing in the harbour area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you don't want to walk there is a bus that goes to Old Town. Enjoyed looking at all the old buildings which give you a history of the area. Pilots monument gives you a good view of the city. Also wandered over to Lantham Island to look at the houses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Im glad to be here on summer time. The view at bush monument is stunning. An afternoon at the dock is perfect. You can almost have evrything at Old town, from B&B, to restaurant, to museum.

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