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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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When I heard that there wasn't an admission fee, I worried that it would not be all that nice. The folks at the visitor's center said it was worth going to, and it did not... read more

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I heard that there wasn't an admission fee, I worried that it would not be all that nice. The folks at the visitor's center said it was worth going to, and it did not disapoint! Cool history facts, and they talk about how the natives used each animal that they hunted! some Great exhibits for sure! And good food... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a good portion of a morning here. The exhibits are wonderful. I loved the sculptures. There is a ton of information in a small building. You definitely get an education on Yellowknife and surrounding area as well as the people of the North. It is a beautiful location with walking trails close by, you can walk from the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Yellowknife with the sole purpose of aurora viewing. Hence, we woke up late, found a place to walk a bit, then have our dinner and prepare for the night. With this in mind, the centre would be a good place to learn about the history of Yellowknife, including the transport system, the people, the animals and various... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best Museums we have been to! The detail of information is incredible! You walk away having a new appreciation of life in the north! The security is over zealous in the rules of not touching (which I firmly believe in)even if you point close they will be on you! To make their point they will... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of information about the formation of Yellowknife and the opening up of the North West Territories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough today to be part of a guided tour of the museum... A not to miss experience. The displays, the narrative, so well done. A 1 hr well worth while. Thank you.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the displays, dioramas, videos and information provided here are excellent. I wish we had more time to stay but were pressed to make a flight. Ideally you'd have 1.5 hours to spend here. There is so much to see and watch, very educational and well done. And admission is by donation!

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, I am not a museum person. But my sister insisted that I should give it a try. Well, it was definitely worth the time. Not only was the exhibit interesting, it was free and you can get lots of suovenirs for free also. I got the cd which shows the city of Yellowknife, a Yellowknife pin, and... More 

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London,ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this area as well as the flora and fauna of this magnificent area as well as it's rich history are all on display here. From mining (geology) to aviation this museum has numerous informative exhibits which shouldn't be missed. The dioramas of various mammals and birds of the Northwest Territories are on display here and are thoughtfully... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the time we spent here. Our tour guide Jean was so knowledgeable and interesting and he was very willing to answer the many, many questions I asked during the tour!

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