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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 #2 of 18 attractions in Yellowknife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Yellowknife, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Cafe was wonderful - I've travelled a lot in the north, and was surprised to see so many salads on the menu. I really enjoyed my lunch. That wasn't the highlight, though. The whole facility is great, and nice to walk around. I didn't find the staff overwhelmingly friendly or helpful, but the exhibits are really great.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre was only a short walk from the Explorer Hotel we stayed in. We had lunch at the Museum Cafe before paying the Museum a visit. The Museum wasn't huge, but had a good display of the Northern Culture & Natural Surrounding, very interesting and informative.

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guelph, ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Don't miss this museum! It is an essential part of a trip to Yellowknife. Informative, well-laid out, and engaging.

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Monterey Park, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I ordered their lunch special .....white fish with salad, fruit, and rice.That salad had so many items in it and the dressing was excellent. It is a crowded place. Many people ordered the ribeye sandwich......a popular order.

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We didn't know about this place before our trip, but what a gem! The museum is free (donations welcome) and has exhibits on everything from nature, to mining to first nations. My 6 year old daughter loved it, and so did we!

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