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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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Beautiful architectural building on a lake. Exhibits are informative and it really gives you a good idea of the culture and history of YK. A Metis weaver, Ria was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architectural building on a lake. Exhibits are informative and it really gives you a good idea of the culture and history of YK. A Metis weaver, Ria was demonstrating her art on the day I visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very informative and entertaining. Free guided tour is a great way to get the most of the visit. The only problem is the limited parking space.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lots of neat exhibits of animals, art, and culture. We spent an hour, but you could easily spend two or more. No gift shop, so you have to go to the visitor's center for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We were expecting more culture when we planned our trip to Yellowknife. So when we went to the museum it was nice to experience culture, history and the northern life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum was great! Free entrance to the museum which is great since Yellowknife is so expensive. The exhibits were fantastic and interactive. Highly recommend. The museum cafe we stopped to have a coffee and dessert- also worth doing (cheap).

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved the beautiful building its self and the wonderful displays of life in the north. A Most excellent gallery of stone carvings. Very interesting very worth a visit!

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

By donation. Several amazing exhibits, including that of the Steppe Bison. It was buried in permafrost for more than 13,000 years, so when it came out, it still had some skin, flesh and hair. Professional interpretive panels explain this animal and compares to modern bison. Also an exhibit hall for Indigenous use of animals, including examples of hide clothing with... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Theres some pretty interesting stuff here but wasn't blown away. I was in and out in just over 30 minutes and that was enough. I heard the food here is really good, but a Pepsi runs you 3$...

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a very interesting place with all sorts of exhibits covering a wide range of Yellowknife/NWT history and life. It is well worth the visit even if you only have a short amount of time to walk through. Art, sculptures, videos, a moose skin canoe, mining, aviation, winter life, etc...it has it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is a must visit when you are in Yellowknife. The exhibits are one of a kind and very well presented.

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Address: Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Phone Number: 867-873-7551
Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife

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