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. Put Old Town into our Yellowknife vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yellowknife.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Nice atmosphere, purchase of fresh fish on the dock, fishing on the Lake, beautiful boat tour. We can take the walk of typical shops of the square and restaurants.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Lined with pretty big houses, like the upscale residential and peaceful atmosphere unlike the Newtown and loved. On the straight road from Newtown, is easy to understand. It was long, 20 minutes walk. Flying aircraft, atmosphere is good so is recommended.
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  • August 11, 2017
    You can't be in Yellowknife without visiting old town! It is the history of the place. Walk anywhere and visit the woodyard with all the colourful shacks!  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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