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Best things to do in Yellowknife

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
“Must be 19 years or older, the Woodward has a great atmosphere, good beer and excellent food.”
21local recommendations
Restaurant
“It's the best place to eat local fish. It's very expensive but worth the $, I think.”
22local recommendations
History Museum
“Our museum is wonderful- and free. During the weekdays there is a world class restaurant that offers international cuisine. Come to see the bison and muskox, stay for the views.”
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Pub
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“Great local pub with amazing sweet potato fries. Reasonable prices and great atmosphere.”
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Establishment
“Great view of the city and houseboat community over the back bay of Great Slave Lake.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“HUGE grocery store, you can find pretty much anything you would ever want including fruits and veggies from Asia.”
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Café
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“Very nice, quaint spot, Right by Air Tindi float base so at times you can see the bush planes land and take off. ”
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Café
“Awesome little place for a coffee, snack, or even lunch. Less than 5 minutes walk away.”
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Art Gallery
“All local art for sale. I can always find something I love and support the local art community. ”
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Food
“A true General Store, with groceries and household items on the main floor, and an excellent selection of clothing, winter gear, and outfitting gear on the second floor. Excellent prices on brands like Canada Goose. If you would like to buy authentic and warm winter gear, this is the spot. Located in the heart of Old Town.”
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Restaurant
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Café
“Great coffee, cheery decor with a hint of turquoise, and a popular spot amongst the downtown crowd.”
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Ethiopian Restaurant
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“My favourite restaurant in town. Really good Ethiopian restaurant! Big plates nice for sharing. ”
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Cinema
“The movie theatre is run down and dirty, but it is the only theatre in town. ”
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Restaurant
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“Famous Yellowknife restaurant, open in summer time. Just a five minute walk from Old Town B&B.”
9local recommendations
Café
“Yellowknife's longstanding coffee shop. I prefer the newer Fat Fox and Birchwood, but Javaroma has a more classic menu with good sandwiches, basic brunch etc. Also a convenient second location at the airport if you need a sandwich or baked goods to go.”
6local recommendations