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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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Lovely museum

If you like museums give this one a go. Great place to learn all about the NWT and Yellowknife in particular. We really enjoyed it. They also have a wonderful cafe where you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Swan Hill, Australia
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Swan Hill, Australia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like museums give this one a go. Great place to learn all about the NWT and Yellowknife in particular. We really enjoyed it. They also have a wonderful cafe where you can get lunch.

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Thank Ann M
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is a must see, preferably early in your trip. You'll learn the history of the region and see historical items. Just an hour or so is all you need to get a better understanding of the area.

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Thank KLCR810
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally came here for their excellent lunches and thoroughly enjoyed all the exhibits. Beautiful building and great resource for the community.

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Thank FakariMama
Merewether
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Call in for lunch then check out the exhibits. I'ts a short walk from most hotels and quite the experience walking through the -25 degree cold to get there.

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Thank Jenny W
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to learn for free about the area, both Yellowknife and Northwest Territories. The place is very well organized. It has amazing displays: wildlife, historical, mining, etc. It has both static and interactive, multimedia displays. I learned a lot about the area. We spent about 2 hours there. My 9 year old son loved it too.... More 

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Thank Calin S
Seoul, South Korea
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're into museums and stuff like that, it would be really nice to visit the heritage center. It's really close to the visitor center, so consider visiting them altogether(along with legislative assembly building maybe).

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Thank SarahKim841
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you come to Yellowknife it worth visiting here for sure! It has a great display of local culture and artist.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to spend a quiet afternoon learning about Canadian history and the history of Yellowknife. The most interesting parts, I found, were about the Native and Western interactions and horrible treatment of the native peoples that unfortunately continues to this day. I learned a lot.

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Thank LukeAlvarez
Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very informative and cosy museum. a good walk from the town to the museum to admire the winter view around.

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Thank Natalie C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice facility with some neat exhibits. It primarily focuses on the aboriginal culture. I would have like to see more exhibits on the mining history and white exploration of the area.

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