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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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Fascinating!

We loved this very interesting museum in Yellowknife and I spent a significant amount of time absorbing the extensive information on the history and cultures that inhabit it. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this very interesting museum in Yellowknife and I spent a significant amount of time absorbing the extensive information on the history and cultures that inhabit it. This was an absolute highlight if you're after some local historical insight!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is compact but very informative and a great introduction to the area - would only take you an hour or so to go through it. I had lunch at the cafe there which is a great place to eat on its own. Definitely a go to attaction while visiting Yellowknife

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Comox, Canada
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112 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

An treasure in Yellowknife. Friendly accommodating and helpful staff, complete with professional exhibits, a comfortable layout, informative exhibits and a great way to learn about the NWT. If you have a few hour layover at the airport - it's a 5 minute taxi ride and well worth the detour!

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My friend and I went there and incidentally, there was an aurora presentation. We sat in and gained more knowledge about aurora. Very interesting. Then we walked around the entire museum. I really enjoyed the presentation and the flow of the display in various sections. Very easy to browse on your own, and read at your own pace without feeling... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A great museum with easy to access information on the environment and peoples of the North. We like the special/temporary displays too. There is always something more to learn when we come to this museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Centre had a variety of Cultural and artistic works with many photos and paintings. It was not so big but well arranged and informative.

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Kamloops, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

While the building itself is well worth a visit, the restaurant is the best kept local secret in town. The restaurant is only open from 11:00 to 3:00 and gets very busy around noon so plan accordingly. We went there four times on a six day trip (it was closed on the week-end) and pretty much "ate the menu" prices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I like the sample polar bear,other animal。 i like the plane and other machine。 My friend took pictures even in TP and snow mobile。 If there was aboriginal music or video about them will be perfect

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Calgary, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

it doesn´t take long to go through, but it is very informative and great displayed. worth every second spent.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A compact and well put together facility with oodles of interesting things to see and it's all by donation for the entry fee. We thoroughly enjoyed two hours in the facility. Great place to take kids.

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