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Old Town

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Yellowknife
Type: Neighborhoods
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Acton. Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The was easy access to banks and Shoppers Drug Mart. The Black Night Inn was close by the Yellowknife Inn so a quick pint was close by. There is a Loblaws in Old Town and this is important because the Walmart on the New Town side did not have Meat, Milk, or fresh fruit. This place had everything.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed 3 out of 4 nights in Old Town. There's so much to see in March. We stayed at Bayside Bed & Breakfast right on the water so we could see the planes taking off and landing on the ice runway. We drove on the 6km ice road to Dettah and back. Went to see the Ice Castle -... More

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Zama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This town has many cute houses. That make beautiful view. The center of town has the hill. If you climb the hill.You could see old town and yellowknife from there.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I am a resident and do not live in Old Town, but do much business there. It is best experienced by walking and dropping into the local stores, galleries, restaurants, aviation hangars and talking to folks. If you are lucky, you might even get a tour of a houseboat!

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Puslinch, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A very unique place to tour around and live! Interesting contrasts between old and new architecture, the local life and history. Leave yourself a few hours to walk around, you don't want to miss anything.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Old Town consists of a handful of relatively old (1930s) and some dilapidated buildings. Compared to a typical 5 star historical town, like Virginia City in Nevada,, Tombstone, Az, or the old town of Quebec city, this is a 1 star attraction. . . If you are coming to see the Northern Lights (a 5 star attraction in my opinion),... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Awesome! If you can't or don't want to go on a tour group to see the northern lights, there's a great place to see them in town. Just walk or head over to Pilot's Monument in Old Town (there's parking for about 10 cars there) and climb to the top and see it in the open sky. A great place... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This part of town deserves a fair amount of time and walking to really enjoy. Walk to the top of the hill to see the views and memorials to pilots of years gone by. Check out the old restaurants but be prepared to pay to enjoy them. Lots to see and do.

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Quesnel, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

good galleries, lots of choices. Fun old stores. Parking was a bit of a hassle but we managed, its probably easier if you know your way around. Went on a boat tour for an hour of the lake immediately around the city - it was fun to see the houseboats.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Very quaint and interesting. Lots of local crafts and restaurants to pick from down on the waterfront.

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