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Yellowknife Historical Museum

Yellowknife Historical Museum

The Yellowknife Historical Museum and Interpretive Centre showcases Yellowknife’s Indigenous, sporting, cultural, geological, and mining history. Along with our exhibit hall, this Museum also has a gift shop that is stocked almost entirely by local artists and a Restaurant/Café area open for lunch and dinner.

Our Museum has a wide verity of interests for locals and tourists. In our exhibits, you will see a variety of displays highlighting:

– The history of the Earth: landforms, rocks, and minerals

– The history of the people: Indigenous Culture, arts, entrepreneurial settlers, sports, and recreation

– The History of industry: prospecting, mining, agriculture, fishing, and remediation.

Exhibits that have been of local interest for School tours are our exhibits featuring Inuit and Dene games, hockey, dog sledding, curling and an interactive play area for children and those who are children at heart. We also have an extensive public collection of information regarding the geological and cultural history of Yellowknife including that of the gold and diamond mining in the area, following that journey right up to the Giant Mine Remediation Project.

The Yellowknife Historical Museum and Interpretive Centre is located on Chief Drygeese Territory, the traditional territory of the Wiiliideh Yellowknives Dene First Nation and home of the North Slave Métis. We respectfully acknowledge our presence on the Indigenous land around Yellowknife.

This is a community-driven Museum run by the non-profit organization the Yellowknife Historical Society. Entry is by donation.

 

Northern Nature Photography

Northern Nature Photography's picture of western arctic landscape in the fall colors with pingos.

Northern Nature is owned by Geri Sigl – a photographer who explores the wilderness taking extraordinary photographs.

You will find on his website listed below several galleries (photo albums).

If you find an image you particularly like, you can purchase the picture. You will receive the print resolution (300 dpi – 4300 x 2900 px – JPG) The price depends on several factors, in particular the desired application. In a purely private use (for personal use) costs much less than an image for commercial purposes

Gallery of the Midnight Sun

The Gallery of the Midnight Sun exterior entrance on a sunny day in Yellowknife Northwest Territories.

This is the NWT’s largest gallery and gift shop offering fine arts and crafts from across the North. Located in Yellowknife’s historic Old Town, in a traditional trading post style setting. We carry a wide selection of outerwear, tees and sweatshirts, northern apparel, books, souvenirs, furs and craft supplies. We offer a fine selection of Canadian diamonds and jewellery. Not just a place to shop, Gallery of the Midnight Sun is an authentic northern experience.

 

Ulukhaktok Arts Centre

Located in Ulukhaktok Northwest Territories, the Ulukhaktok Arts Centre has spent decades employing local artists from the community. Formally the Holman Print Shop, the Centre produces prints, muskox carvings, qiviut products and other traditional items.

Great Bear Gallery

The Great Bear Gift Shop is attached to the museum and carries traditional arts and crafts made by Aboriginal people from the Sahtu region and the greater NWT.

Ulukhaktok Arts Centre

Located in Ulukhaktok Northwest Territories, the Ulukhaktok Arts Centre has spent decades employing local artists from the community. Formally the Holman Print Shop, the Centre produces prints, muskox carvings, qiviut products and other traditional items.

Products include: Muskox horn carvings, Qiviut headbands and toques, Traditional packing dolls, Inuit prints and much more!