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Northern Frontier Visitors Centre

4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-873-4262
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Good exhibits and it is free!

This museum gives excellent information about Northwest Territories. The exhibits were easy to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Where are they now?

The place is closed because of renos but it looks like would have been an amazing place to see. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmonton, Canada
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We are the Visitor Information for Yellowknife and our immediate surrounding communities. We recommend you visit us at the beginning of your trip. We are prepared to counsel on all that our beautiful city has to offer. All visitors, are encouraged to sign our guest book and we offer a free Welcome to Yellowknife Pin. We also sell a certificate which states you have crossed the 60th parallel. We are experts on Aurora forecasting and space weather prediction and we are here to ensure your Aurora experience is truly breathtaking! WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION AT THE PRINCE OF WALES HERITAGE MUSEUM. WE WILL BE MOVED OVER AND READY TO OPERATE AS OF JUNE 1ST. We look forward to welcoming you.
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4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-873-4262
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum gives excellent information about Northwest Territories. The exhibits were easy to navigate and informative. It was our first stop in Yellowknife and very worthwhile.

Thank alb2343
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is closed because of renos but it looks like would have been an amazing place to see. The tundra is all around it and there are birds everywhere.

Thank paperrockscissors11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum. Lots of info. Just enough not overwhelming. Take your time. Learn about the area and history

Thank Lauraloo29943
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Unfortunately the visitors centre has major structural issues and is literally falling into the lake on which it sits. There is no plan, at least not made publicly available, to restore the building. It's a real shame. The gift shop, the displays and the information...More

Thank AuroraGazer
Reviewed 27 June 2017

During a recent trip to Yellowknife my wife and I spent a couple of hours in the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre, not having seen it for a few years. While some of the exhibits were the same there were many new exhibits which made our...More

Thank OutdoorsmanEdmonton
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I've heard nothing but good stuff about this visitor centre so imagine my dismay when I arrived on a rainy Saturday (when some advice on things to do would have been most welcome) to discover that the visitor centre has been closed since May 15th....More

Thank Tracy H
Visityellowknif... I, Public Relations Manager at Northern Frontier Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Good Afternoon, We were indeed closed due to structural damage, but re-opened at a new location (albeit on a much smaller scale) on June 1st. Our current location is the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, 4750 48th Street | P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was planning my trip to Yellowknife and spoke several times to the staff at the Visitor's Centre - couldn't have asked for more helpful people. Upon my arrival to Yellowknife I was excited to visit the centre and speak with them all personally and...More

Thank lindan498
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I arrived in on Sunday afternoon and was able to get to the visitors centre before it closed. The numbers of locally produced and created items is fabulous. They seem to really support the local economy better than other visitor centres that I have been...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 8 May 2017

As usual when we visit a new city, we pay a visit to the local visitor centre. The visitor centre in Yellowknife is awesome, as they have lots of exhibits and interesting information about the region (awesome polar bear!). The staff are very friendly and...More

1  Thank ChasingKiwis
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Northern Frontier Visitors Center had some great information and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We were helped by Jessica, who gave us really good maps and suggestions on places to pull over to see the aurora on the Ingraham Trail. She also gave us a piece...More

2  Thank jeni_hk
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19 June 2017|
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Response from GliderGirl | Reviewed this property |
We were there end of Feb-beginning Mar--no bikes in sight--lots of snow.
17 February 2017|
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Response from Visityellowknif... I | Property representative |
The Explorer Hotel and Nova Hotel are both directly across the highway from us.