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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent source to understand Aboriginals way of life. Display of Moose-skin boat, minerals and primitive tools are highlights.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FishermanKS
Reviewed 3 days ago

This heritage center is not only comprehensive but also covers much of the early history of this area such that it gave me a good understanding of the early life of the original people as well as the early settlers that occupied this region. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank passionfruitsin
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small center PACKED with history and culture of the area. Go on the first day in Yellowknife. Do not miss this!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MHwanderer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Place to learn about Yellowknife. Well organized displays and info areas. Good photo opps inside and out!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Failo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not museum people...it takes something like the British Museum or the Louvre or the Museum of Natural History in NYC to capture our attention for even a short while. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is part of that list...it is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HKRedneck
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot about the area and the history at this free museum/heritage center. The real stand-out, though, was the amazing restaurant! What a nice surprise!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information here. A good resource centre for students and everyone. The Borscht soup at the restaurant was delicious!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank R8363GQgracef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting displays for all ages. Displays on way up walkway are worth exploring. Make sure you go to the gallery beforie sampling the delicious apple walnut cake/pudding

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barb N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome museum! They offer some props and You can take nice photos with those:) It's totally free, nice and warm.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Philiplove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well done. Lots of interesting exhibits covering all aspects of the area. Easy access from the town and very nice location. Good restaurant with local fare.

Date of experience: March 2018
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