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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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The heritage centre was really interesting. We learned a lot about life this far north. Most definitely worth a visit. Admission is free.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The heritage centre was really interesting. We learned a lot about life this far north. Most definitely worth a visit. Admission is free.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Informative. Plenty of models and speciemens of wild native animals. Worth spending more time in this quality museum.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A nice compact museum highlighting select aboriginals items - historical, embroidery and art display.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went there together with 3 tourists who happened to be staying in my hotel shortly before they left for their flights. As I returned to the hotel together with them in a rush, I only had a cursory viewing of the major exhibits there which include specimens of foxes, polar bear and deer-related species and the model of aboriginal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We loved this very interesting museum in Yellowknife and I spent a significant amount of time absorbing the extensive information on the history and cultures that inhabit it. This was an absolute highlight if you're after some local historical insight!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This museum is compact but very informative and a great introduction to the area - would only take you an hour or so to go through it. I had lunch at the cafe there which is a great place to eat on its own. Definitely a go to attaction while visiting Yellowknife

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Comox, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

An treasure in Yellowknife. Friendly accommodating and helpful staff, complete with professional exhibits, a comfortable layout, informative exhibits and a great way to learn about the NWT. If you have a few hour layover at the airport - it's a 5 minute taxi ride and well worth the detour!

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

My friend and I went there and incidentally, there was an aurora presentation. We sat in and gained more knowledge about aurora. Very interesting. Then we walked around the entire museum. I really enjoyed the presentation and the flow of the display in various sections. Very easy to browse on your own, and read at your own pace without feeling... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A great museum with easy to access information on the environment and peoples of the North. We like the special/temporary displays too. There is always something more to learn when we come to this museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Centre had a variety of Cultural and artistic works with many photos and paintings. It was not so big but well arranged and informative.

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