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Address: 3510 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-669-7654
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative

that has been...


Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative

that has been creating beautiful recycled glassware

on the shores of Great Slave Lake for over 20 years.

Open Daily, Year Round.

Giftshop brimming with our famous northern glasses, mugs, lamps, magnets, soap pumps & other locally made art and handicrafts.

Robbie Craig Prints, Scarves, mugs and glasses. Tuckamoor Wildcrafts Felted Bookmarks, ptarmigans and Owls. Feel Good handcrafted soap, lip balm and lotion bars. Local Dene seal, beaver and wolf ornaments. Frozen Flames earrings, rings, and pendants. Shannon Moore Clean Candles and Jewellry. Valerie Desjardins Custom Northern Artwork, Bottle neck rings and Earrings.

Two Hour Glass Engraving Workshops. Ages 3 & up

Great for Birthdays, Tourists, Team building , conferences, Friends, First Dates, and Families.

Discounts for Students, Groups, and Returning Clients.

Groups of 2-8, Everyday. Book your spots Online.

Custom Engraving. Logos, Awards, & Gifts.

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Fun for all!

I've been to this place a couple times to do the two hour glass works workshop. Once was with my Mom and the other was with friends who had their 16 year old son and 13 year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Yellowknife, Canada
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Yellowknife, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this place a couple times to do the two hour glass works workshop. Once was with my Mom and the other was with friends who had their 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter with them. We had a blast on boat occasions. They show you how they cut glass bottles and how they file... More 

Thank lleger74
Yellowknife, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great workers co-operative that takes the Old Town way of life seriously and is a great example of what it means to recycle. Everyone is always very friendly to assist in the workshops and make sure that you have a great piece of art you can be proud of to take home.

Thank Puddleboy
Edmonton AB Canada
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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local Recycler, unique Souvenirs and experience if you book a class. Great way to spend an afternoon with the family or girls. Many northern artists do sell their products here. Robbie Craigs coffee mugs are beautiful, as well as his scarves and prints. Small pieces of jewellery and christmas ornaments are always available made by northern crafters. We have... More 

Thank SeandaAndTheKids
Grande Prairie, Canada
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is not a usual experience. We stopped in just to have a look around. Cute, quaint building. A bit hidden, but nothing in Yellowknife is hard to find. Displays were great and we signed up for a tour and class. Staff was excellent at explaining the process. Many of the tools used were recreations of old item. For example... More 

2 Thank A May M
Yellowknife, Canada
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It took me years to go here even though it's in my hometown, I always thought it was another touristy rip off place, but the complete opposite. It was surprisingly fun and really worth the money when you consider the glasses you get to take home. Make sure you sign up for the glass etching class (that's what I'm talking... More 

1 Thank patkat24
Yellowknife, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

You can go in the boutique and pick a unique piece or boom studio and make it yourself. Awesome for creating a unique souvenir.

1 Thank Marie_Claude155033
Dawson City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Me and a friend did a wonferful workshop! The staff was extremely friendly and the workshop was a lot of fun. It is a very nice little workshop and the products you can choose from are pretty cool. I loved it, thank you all so much!

1 Thank AnnaWeinard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This place has such cool and unique items, we dropped the most money picking up neat souvenirs for ourselves and friends. Staff are awesome. Store is a wee small but so worth it. I am probably not giving our friends the stuff we bought and just keeping it for ourselves.

3 Thank MsHutz
Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

(lol) Thank you! More 

Alberta, Canada
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49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Book a session and learn how to sand blast your own glass works! Staff is super friendly and you get to pick from a variety of stencils. The gift shop offers many items and gives you ideas so you can make your own work. Its so easy and so much fun! All materials are from recycled bottles. A great experience!!

2 Thank Cheryl B
Old Town G, Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We were walking along the street toward the Wildcat Café and we just happened to notice this shop. My wife really likes this kind of small shop with lots of glassware items and we have a couple of trinkets my wife bought and we brought them all home over 3000 miles by road and nothing broke on the way in... More 

1 Thank Yooper5
Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear it confirmed that we package well for travel! Thanks for stopping in and visiting us. More 

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