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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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A Wonderful Museum

This is a wonderful museum and it is free (admission by donation). I like history and the archives of the Northwest Territories are here. I wish I had the time when I was there to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Brimley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum and it is free (admission by donation). I like history and the archives of the Northwest Territories are here. I wish I had the time when I was there to delve into those. I like history and I am particular interested in things like what once took place at Hay Camp in Wood Buffalo National... More 

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Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Free admission. Donations accepted. Small compared to other big city museums, but good information. Kids enjoyed the visit. Able to do scavenger hunt and received some postcards at the end of the visit. Learned a few things about the North. Try their Cafe. Excellent food with reasonable prices.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This very small museum has some excellent exhibits highlighting the natural history of the north and the people who share the land with the wildlife. Excellent dioramas. When we were there, we had the privilege of seeing a special exhibit by a renowned Inuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben. The museum is free. Don't miss lunch in the café...a special experience.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wonderful place to visit. Take a tour if you can. It seems that few do, so we had a private tour but that was kindly tailored to our interests. Don't miss the Last Moose Boat Exhibit and movie - very well done. We loved the porcupine quilling demonstration, and the restaurant was amazing. Slowish service, but worth waiting for, just... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visit the archives and ask how they are funded. It is alarming to see the federal government is not supporting this valuable service. We are losing our history. However, the centre itself is a well run, organized facility. Wonderful northern information. Enjoyed the pilot section.

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WInnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Anyone visiting this terrific city should take every opportunity to learn a little more about the history and evolution of the "northern way", and the Northern Heritage Centre is a very fine place to explore. It offers galleries and explanations of northern wildlife, mineral resources, indigenous communities, transportation and contemporary history; an invaluable addition to the understanding of the delightful... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As a bed and Breakfast owner I hear from tourist their thoughts about the museum on an going bases. All the guests comment on how modern it is, how informative it is and how well kept the displays are. And those who have made return visits comment on the fact the displays are always changing. If you want to know... More 

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Edmonton, AB, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Has donation system with no set fee to get in. Some great info on local & regional history. Obvious pride in the exhibits. Apparently what is on display changes but what they did have was great. Nice 'What I Saw' photo gallery with an information blurb by the photographer. Has a cafe (never tried) and is well situated.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great displays, interesting mix of natural, cultural and indigenous history. Highly recommended. Also has a great cafetereria

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a great place to bring children. I have been here many times in summer and in winter. The path through the trees from the Visitor Centre is pleasant.

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