Top Choice Museum in Yellowknife

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Acting as NWT's historical and cultural archive, this well-laid-out museum overlooks Frame Lake. Expertly assembled displays address natural history, European exploration, Northern aviation, diamond mining and, espe…
Notable Building in Yellowknife

Legislative Assembly

In the impressive, igloo-shaped Legislative Assembly, you can learn about the territory's aboriginal-style government by joining a free hour-long tour. There's excellent Northern art throughout, you get to peek into…
Notable Building in Yellowknife

NWT Diamond Centre

Not just a place to buy your diamond bling, this gallery provides a good overview of diamond mining in Canada's frigid north. The accompanying video explains the difference between different diamond types and why th…
Historic Site in Yellowknife

Old Town

Many living people are older than Yellowknife but, despite the fact the Old Town only dates from the mid-1930s, its ramshackle streets wedged between Back and Yellowknife Bays have a tangible gold-rush-era atmospher…
Public Art in Yellowknife

Yellowknife Cultural Crossroads

On a huge boulder by the road there's a striking work of art: a soaring eagle, a whirl of colorful handprints and the skeletal outline of a tipi. In front there's a bronze replica sculpture of the one found inside t…
Monument in Yellowknife

Bush Pilot's Monument

Perched atop 'The Rock,' a large outcrop in the middle of the Old Town, this simple needle pays homage to the gutsy bush pilots who opened up the NWT a century ago. Climb the stairs to the viewpoint to watch modern …
Landmark in Yellowknife

Ragged Ass Road

Named by prospectors who had gone stone-broke (ragged ass), this road was immortalized in a song and album by Tom Cochrane, himself the son of a bush pilot. The street sign went missing so often that the authorities…
Monument in Yellowknife

Bristol Monument

Overlooking the airport, this Bristol freighter, once operated by Wardair, became the first ever plane to land at the North Pole in 1967.