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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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Edmonton, Alberta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I got this confused with the visitor centre on Trip Advisor. See this! It's really nice and your tax dollars have already paid for it. 1500$ Leather chairs are everywhere and almost no one has ever sat in them.

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Was very surprised to see how nice this little museum was for being in such a remote area. Definitely worth a visit. Won't take more than an hour two.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved this little gem that was unexpected. Different insights into how it all began, how the people lived and some beautiful artwork was displayed

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a modern facility which packs a number of exhibits into a relatively small space. Every exhibit provides some new insight in the Northwest Territories and it's history. Definitely a must see. Although there is no charge, you can make a donation near the front door. After going through it we did.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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