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Old Town Glassworks

3510 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
+1 867-669-7654
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friendly owners, quality product, great history

Mathew and his wife raised their family and started their glassworks business in this tiny cabin... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nancy d
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I read about the reviews about this place before the trip. Since I cannot deal with too much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, 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, magnets, soap pumps & other locally made art and handicrafts. Robbie Craig Prints, Scarves, mugs and glasses. Tuckamoor Wildcrafts Felted Bookmarks, ptarmigans and Owls. Feel Good handcrafted soap, lip balm and lotion bars. Local Dene seal, beaver and wolf ornaments. Frozen Flames earrings, rings, and pendants. Shannon Moore Clean Candles and Jewellry. Valerie Desjardins Custom Northern Artwork, Bottle neck rings and Earrings. Two Hour Glass Engraving Workshops. Ages 3 & up Great for Birthdays, Tourists, Team building , conferences, Friends, First Dates, and Families. Discounts for Students, Groups, and Returning Clients. Groups of 2-8, Everyday. Book your spots Online. Custom Engraving. Logos, Awards, & Gifts.
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“sand blast” (5 reviews)
“make your own” (4 reviews)
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3510 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
3510 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
+1 867-669-7654
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 19 November 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 19 September 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 25 August 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My friend has organized this without us knowing what we were doing. When we got here we were so excited. It was such a fun afternoon and a great takeaway. We got to learn how the program helps with recycling and also got to make...More

Thank Rachael F
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This place is a perfect activity to bring back a unique souvenir while recycling. People are absolutely fantastic there. Try to talk with Matthew!

1  Thank Mel I
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We pre booked a make your own glass workshop. $55 includes 1 item $18 value or less. Lots to choose from. We had soo much fun creating our glass that we made a bunch more to bring home. They bubble wrap and box them for...More

1  Thank jason j
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Not only do we go to Old Town Glassworks to see their beautiful "artwork" for sale, but we were also able to take a glass etching workshop. It was fun!! Our instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful, allowing us to be creative with the stencils....More

1  Thank PenLy
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an excellent place to spend an hour or so being creative and learning about repurposing old/recycled glass! The instructor was careful about safety, and gave great directions on how to apply the templates, and then how to sand-blast the glass, then we went...More

1  Thank BlodynCymraeg
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8 August 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