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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 16 Attractions in Yellowknife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Type: History Museums, Cultural

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Hong Kong
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A small museum near Frame lake, that show you the history of Yellowknife and with art gallery area. It is worthwhile to spend some time here to know about the city you visiting

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you have only 24 hours and must do something, then sure visit the heritage centre. In and out in about 20 minutes.

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Kamloops, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Enjoyed the whole centre. It gives you a good idea of the animals and what life was like in this part of Canada. Also a great showcase for northern artists. Had a great showing of Jennifer Walden while we were visiting.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great place to see the beauties of the North (nature, animals, culture, rocks, etc..) as well as enjoying a wonderful lunch at the Museum Café. The exhibits are great and make you travel through time or the North. Great presentations and a perfect first thing to do when you get up here. You will see what the pionners were up... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Enjoyed visiting this Centre and took the time to read some of the detail in the exhibits. Very informative history of the NWT's and such detail and realism built into the displays... We don't have moose in Australia and standing next to a full sized taxi-dermed one was a great insight.. Even down to the moisture dripping off its fur... More 

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LETHBRIDGE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This museum is small but interesting. I helps one understand some of the differences that exist in life in the north, and how it is a combination of new and the traditional.We particularly enjoyed the works of art'

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went last year, in October 2013, and visited for an hour. This year, returning to Yellowknife in September, 2014, we didn't bother. There just wasn't much there. It's worth a quick trip, I don't recall a fee, but don't expect to spend a long time.

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A very interesting museum, that provides the visitor with an in depth view of what was, and to some degree is, Canada's last frontier. Unique displays, and a very good restaurant - and to top it off - admission is free. I have visited on 4 occasions and found each visit both enjoyable and informative.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a fine cultural centre, in the small city of Yellowknife. Modern & well-designed, as implied by the title, it focusses on the North, both in terms of human life & ecology, and it does i t well. I particularly enjoyed the exhibition around the bush planes, which features full-sized aircraft & models. There is also some fine art... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a great little museum that is packed with all sorts of things for all ages. It's free. It's interactive and there are hundreds of little tidbits of information. There is a long walking path around Framers Lake near the museum entrance that you can save for another day (note: the complete walk is about 90'+ and the city... More 

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