Old Town Yellowknife

Old Town Yellowknife

Yellowknife's historic Old Town retains some of its raffish "dirty thirties" excitement, when miners pitched tents and built wooden shacks on Willow Flats, Peace River Flats, Latham Island and every inch of the “Rock”. Hidden among the upscale housing are some of the old shacks and log buildings, lovingly preserved. To soak up vintage atmosphere, take a stroll along Ragged Ass Road. Around the Old Town shoreline there are quaint eateries, fishing and tour outfitters and a constant buzzing of float planes taking visitors on fishing trips. Don’t miss the Pilot’s Monument, at the top of the “Rock”, the highest point in Old Town, the perfect spot for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city, nearby islands, houseboats and the blue waters of Great Slave Lake.