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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
867-873-7551
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Yellowknife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A really nice little museum that details the history of the area. Awesome opportunity to see samples of the minerals that put Yellowknife on the map and some of the local animals. The best part is that it's FREE!

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The interactive displays were fun! Lunch was excellent. Would return for sure! So much to learn here!

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Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great variety of exhibits and information. The current art exhibit was gorgeous. like everything in the museum, it reflected the NWT land and culture. Beautiful! Plan to visit near lunch time and eat at the Museum Cafe. flected and

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

art, history, things to touch and travelling exhibits make this a special place to visit... the building is beautiful and has a great cafe... all it needs is a gift shop

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Stittsville, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you are interested in seeing some beautiful northern art, this is the place. A historical perspective on the north. The moose-skin canoe is on display(from the movie in the National. Film Board) Make sure you visit the cafe for coffee ans something sweet

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Yellowknife, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Have been bringing guests to this museum for the past 20 years. Always a favourite .... until now. The place has been gutted! Where are the displays on Dene culture and the mining history? I don't mind the old-town-weaving-from-fur (of my trusty dog) artwork but it is an imposed southern culture not the NWT culture being displayed here. I think... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great museum. Lots of cool facts and interactive exhibits... Beautiful artwork as well. I would slot about an hour to two to spend in here.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

on our visit to Yellowknife we visited all the touristy places. We were bery impressed with the quality of the museum for such a small city. One highlight was the cafe, excellent lunch at a reasonable price.

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Kakabeka Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What a great place to see!A definite must to explore for anyone visiting Yellowknife.There are so many wonderful things in this Centre.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It is a great place to have fun and understand the history of the area. There was so much to see e.g. lots of artifacts, minerals, dioramas, big canoe made of skins by hands, aboriginal lifestyle, etc. You can also try on their aboriginals' clothing ... really worth to go to know more about the aboriginal culture.

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