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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Address: Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Phone Number: 867-873-7551
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Yellowknife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

worth to go! you can know more abt yellowknife and the local how to live in previous day. there is funny n informative

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Yellowknife, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A wonderful place. The staff are kind and very well informed about local history and the area. Definitely worth taking the time to visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited this centre with our family, great to spend an hour or so. Very good broad information. Great for kids. Very warm and welcoming.

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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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