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Old Town Glassworks

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Fun experience unique souvenir

My coworker who lives in Yellowknife brought me here to do a class. Such a fun activity. We... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Workshop was a great experience!

This review is actually for our visit in May 2016, and not May 2018... a little late perhaps, but... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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-Est.1994- Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative that has been creating beautiful recycled glassware on the shores of Great Slave Lake for over 20 years. Open Daily, Year Round. Giftshop brimming with our famous northern glasses, mugs, lamps...more
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3510 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
+1 867-669-7654
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

If you're absolutely stuck with nothing to do, I suppose the glass-etching class offered here is something to do. Keep in mind you can go to any craft store (or Amazon) and get a kit to do at home on a rainy day by yourself....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikan
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

My coworker who lives in Yellowknife brought me here to do a class. Such a fun activity. We learned about how this business was borne from a desire to recycle bottles. Almost everything in the workshop is recycled too aside from the very expensive sandblaster....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JLandMike
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This review is actually for our visit in May 2016, and not May 2018... a little late perhaps, but still valid. We had a great time during the workshop that we booked, and came away with two souvenirs that we designed and crafted ourselves! My...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Solar604
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Making unique glassware out of recycled bottles and glass items. Lesson plus the opportunity to use the studio for a reasonable price. We loved the experience so much that we cruised the second hand and tgrift shops for more glassware so we could go for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tripper712
Reviewed September 20, 2018

I visited this store my last full day in Yellowknife and purchased a wine glass for my spouse as a souvenir, which they offered to ship to our home in BC. Because it was Sunday, I was told that the shipping department would call me...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Beautiful selection of ware and even rings. Good place to get Northern feel gifts but it is very expensive.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bon992017
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We heard about Glassworks through friends whi live here in Yellowknife. We are so glad as we enjoyed the 2 hour workshop and unique takehome souvenir!! The owner Matthew made this a truly enjoyabke experience!! We highly recommend this!! Simon and Lorine Houde PEI

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LorineAdele
Reviewed February 22, 2018

The knowledge behind the man who started this business is amazing! All his hand-made trinkets and things around the workshop will blow you away! And being able to make your own glassware was a bonus!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank amelias2210
Reviewed February 3, 2018

There is a beautiful selection of wares; however, for recycled glass bottles - it is very expensive. Beautiful to look at but not to buy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andrea_Wallette
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Mathew and his wife raised their family and started their glassworks business in this tiny cabin building until their glassworks business kept expanding and they had to move and find more space for their family !:) Don't hesitate to take the tour the Matthew offers...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nancy d
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August 8, 2016|
Response from 712amaym | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I would call and ask. I'm think there too young. My granddaughter is 16