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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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Address: Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Phone Number: 867-873-7551
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Very interesting place. A must see.

This is a very interesting place with all sorts of exhibits covering a wide range of Yellowknife/NWT history and life. It is well worth the visit even if you only have a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a very interesting place with all sorts of exhibits covering a wide range of Yellowknife/NWT history and life. It is well worth the visit even if you only have a short amount of time to walk through. Art, sculptures, videos, a moose skin canoe, mining, aviation, winter life, etc...it has it all.

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Mississauga
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is a must visit when you are in Yellowknife. The exhibits are one of a kind and very well presented.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A great spot to start your visit to Yelloknife. This spot has the info you need to plan your visit plus lots of historical information about the area.

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Parksville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I enjoyed seeing the exhibits and learning about northern heritage. Admission is free (donations accepted) and there is a café that is open for lunch. Museum is a short walk from town, near the Frame Lake Trail.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Centre is centrally located on Frame Lake within a few minutes walk of downtown. It has great information about the human and natural history of the area. My favourite was the exhibition of the old planes and snow machines. Highly recommended for all ages. Great value too as it was free.

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I visited the PWNHC on three occasions: for lunch, for a lovely musical performance, and to see the museum's exhibits. All three events were high quality. Chef Chris runs a marvelous restaurant with exquisite food, and Table for Five - in a spectacular setting - was an unexpected treat for someone who grew up with this music. The museum itself... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The dioramas were excellent, the food in the cafeteria was spectacular and the art on display was incredible. Don't miss a visit here

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a very nicely set up museum. Suitable for people who just want to take a quick look and those who want to linger and get a better understanding of the area, its culture and community. Wide range of exhibits covering topics such as traditional life, economy, settlement and community, art, natural history etc. Restaurant is a must! No... More 

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Avonlea, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This museum is well laid out and the exhibits are easy to view and read about the information. Would be great for families and all ages. The animal exhibits are amazing !

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Visited the centre to see the work of Abraham Ruben and was not disappointed. Excellent sculptures. It was worth the visit

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Address: Address: Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Phone Number: 867-873-7551
Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife

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