Old Town, Yellowknife

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Go back in time at Old Town, featuring 1930s buildings that include private homes and miners' shacks. See the monument dedicated to the bush pilots of the area, and don't miss the gift shop where you can find some traditional souvenirs like pottery, carved items, and other examples of local artistry. After your tour, take a break at one of the cafes or restaurants, ideal for trying local beers and sampling some regional cuisine. Plan my Yellowknife trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Old Town is an interesting section of Yellowknife - old-style houses, restaurants and shops. Keep in mind Yellowknife is a very small town (20,000 pop) so this isn’t equivalent to a substantial walkin...  more »
  • The old town is a must see. Although it has lost a lot of its original history there are some unique shops down there and a lot of very interesting people. The pilots monument is a place you have to g...  more »
  • The old town is worth to visit. The beautiful Great Slave Lake is just around. The town was filled with yellow leaves during the time of my visit. The Pilot Lighthouse is a good place to overlook the ...  more »

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Where to stay in Yellowknife

Accommodations in Yellowknife come in the form of small hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses scattered throughout the city. For the most interesting scenery, stay north of the center near the Bush Pilots Monument. If you choose to visit between November and March to chase the northern lights, make sure you stay well out of town for the best chance to see the spectacle without the intrusion of light pollution.
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