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Old Town

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Interesting neighborhood but nothing amazing

Old Town is an interesting section of Yellowknife - old-style houses, restaurants and shops. Keep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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OLd Town Yellowknife is a unique place!

The old town is a must see. Although it has lost a lot of its original history there are some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 walking quarter like you might find in a major city, but just a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 go at sun rise or...More

Thank ArcticRose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Great Slave Lake.

Thank Lydia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day tour drove us through this quaint old town on the first day. Passed by this place called Old town glass works and Dancing moose cafe. Went back in a taxi cab the next day since I heard good reviews about them. it's too...More

Thank Toseeistobelieve
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Unlike old towns in Europe, this particular Canadian old town is neither charming nor attractive. The walk to the Old Town from downtown passes by some drab and dreary-looking buildings and unsavory-looking neighborhoods. Once there, there are some old buildings that looked dilapidated. The main...More

Thank Cutie888
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Walking out on Great Slave Lake for a closer look at the houseboats and the ice inukshuks is a must. The shops feature local products from furs and diamonds to Arctic Char Antipasto. Don’t let the cold keep you in!

Thank chili w
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I visit pilot's monument there on November, no cafe or shop open yet, all you can do is to climb up stairs for some photo in freezing temperature and wind. The scenery around is just average.

Thank Joeckleung
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Old town is a mix of old and new, some of the history of the city is evident with historical places like the old Wardair dock, Weaver and Devore, the Wildcat cafe and Bullocks.

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Yellowknife is small so it's an easy walk from downtown or you could drive and park. There are some small galleries and gift shops, infamous restaurants and hidden laneways with historical significance and cultural artwork all over the place. It's definitely worth taking some time...More

Thank taiwantraveller
Reviewed 13 October 2017

It is within walking distance from downtown But it is spread out so I would recommend renting a car to see it properly. There are great views from Pilots Monument, Good fun eclectic restaurants and shops that are full of culture, it may not be...More

Thank Z441VQnicolem
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