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Old Town Glassworks

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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We heard about Glassworks through friends whi live here in Yellowknife. We are so glad as we... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
via mobile
Seriously, so fun!

The knowledge behind the man who started this business is amazing! All his hand-made trinkets and... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
Amelia S
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“make your own”(5 reviews)
“sand blast”(5 reviews)
-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 2 days ago

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

Thank Tresyk
Reviewed April 26, 2018

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

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

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!

Thank Amelia S
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.

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

Thank nancy d
Reviewed December 30, 2017

I read about the reviews about this place before the trip. Since I cannot deal with too much outdoor activities in a -38 environment, a glass work shop worked for me. I Pre booked it on line , got a confirmation right away, and I...More

Thank Toseeistobelieve
Reviewed November 19, 2017

This was the perfect activity for a very cold afternoon in Yellowknife. At a minimum, if you like getting crafty and learning a new skill, this is a great time: you learn how to sand blast glasses, and OTG provides some really awesome and locally...More

Thank rtobias
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Matthew and company at Old Town Glassworks put on a great show. The process was well explained and I was supported through out the whole process. Great re-use recycle experience and you get a handmade (by you) souvenir of the North. Must do and only...More

Thank theoldgunner
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

My niece and I chose to do this as an experience in celebration of her high school graduation. I am not crafty at all and she is. I cannot believe I made a couple of very nice items that I will always have a souvenirs...More

Thank Donnarita1964
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August 8, 2016|
Response from A May M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I would call and ask. I'm think there too young. My granddaughter is 16