Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife

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Discover the history and culture of the Northwest Territories at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Established in 1979, the center archives and displays art, artifacts, and documents related to the heritage of these northern climes. Learn about the history of Yellowknife and the First Nation people of the area, view interesting exhibits about local animals and geography, and view art pieces by famous local artists. Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Yellowknife Edition.
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  • October 3, 2017
    They have alot of good information with a nice cafe to finish off. There taxidermy on the animals and background history the staff have done a terrific job with everything. A must see for all ages.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    I visited in September and was very happy that I came here. The displays from the Northern Frontier Visitors Center have been moved to this location as their building has been closed. The displays of ...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Very beautiful and modern museum dedicated to NWT history, geology, etc. I would plan a visit that included lunch in their wonderful restaurant. Displays were first rate.  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Great place to go if you are visiting Yellowknife! The staff are super helpful, and the exhibits are well done. They also have a tourist information booth where you can get a free Yellowknife pin.
  • June 14, 2017
    This is a great centre, with wonderful exhibits. The food is also very good, but be prepared to wait, it is not very fast. Ordering in advance helps.
  • March 17, 2017
    Definitely worth the stop if you're visiting Yellowknife. A great exhibition of art and culture of Northern Canada. Staff are eager to answer any questions.
  • April 16, 2017
    Awesome displays when we went. Very clean. Friendly people.
  • April 5, 2017
    Very nice staff and very clean. Great place to stay.

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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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