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Old Town

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Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Phone Number: 0426319397
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A nice place to wander around

Old town has a charm about it. Lots of history and very quaint. Many delightful restaurants to fill your tummy. There is a wonderful brew pub with very delicious beer and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jlt1320
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old town has a charm about it. Lots of history and very quaint. Many delightful restaurants to fill your tummy. There is a wonderful brew pub with very delicious beer and very friendly staff

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through old town you can really get a feel for what life must have been like 100 years ago in the north. You can get an appreciation for what it must have been like to live in a small wooden structure year round right next to life today. Look for the Ragged A** road. There are a number of... More 

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Thank Gary W
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed walking through Old Town each time I have gone. The large shops are great (be sure you are buying local if you want a true souvenir). However I really enjoyed the small shops (some out of homes) and found many handmade local treasures. View from the top of the rock is quite spectacular!

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Thank Lori G
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are docks, colourful buildings, historical sites, and parks all over Old Town. The most memorable site was the residential buildings all coloured up.

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Thank Julie M
Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many eclectic places to see, eat or do things at. A little something for all. Some really interesting history for the area.

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Thank BryanSToronto
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Town is good for walking and chilling, but it looks pretty run down. It definitely needs a coat of paint or two, and it would be nice if someone can run a lawn mower and perhaps plant some flowers --- just to make it look a little prettier.

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Thank iztehtravelbug
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very cool area. Charming at times. We rated all the restaurants 3 or 4 stars. Climbing up to the monument is a must--amazing views of Back Bay and Yellowknife/Houseboat Bay.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this area gives a sense of life when the community was developing. There are spots for food and beverage, the harbor, interesting old buildings and some newer homes perched over the harbor. There are some shops with local art and crafts.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yellowknife has limited activities and we were here to celebrate the longest day of the year. June 20 was super cool and the sun was up all night. Yellowknife is separated into three separate district, Old town, Newtown, and uptown. Old town is where the city of Yellowknife was born. Super important in the historical history of the city. Old... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Lots to see and do in Old Town. The restaurants were awesome. The views around the lake are amazing. We had a great time wandering around, eating and drinking in Old Town.

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