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

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Felt like I was on the set of Frozen!

Very quaint and rural. Ice castle's $ 5 admission was quite fun and going down the ice slide is a must! A few ice sculptures were magnificent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very quaint and rural. Ice castle's $ 5 admission was quite fun and going down the ice slide is a must! A few ice sculptures were magnificent!

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved walking down to Old Town and back in -31 deg, snowing, frozen lake, rustic buildings, designer new buildings.... fantastic

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We took a city tour and went to the old town area. It was ok to learn about its history, but I am not necessarily jumping up and down. The houses built on stilts to prevent foundation cracking was interesting, but there wasn't anyone on the road during our entire drive. I wouldn't put this high on your priority list... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Not much to do in Yellowknife, so it was a good 15 min walking destination to the ice road and see the ice castle. Unfortunately, Bullocks Fish and Chips only opens at 4pm on Sunday. There was a fun fur shop and a gift shop to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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