Yellowknife Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
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The Idaa Trail is a traditional water route used for centuries by the Dogrib people. The trail runs between Great Slave Lake near Hay River and Great Bear Lake near Yellowknife and was traversed used canoes in summer and dog teams in winter. Various First Nations artifacts have been found along its route.
Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Center
This cultural centre features information on the history and culture of the traditional and non-aboriginal peoples of the arctic and subarctic regions. New and travelling exhibits. Tours are available. Gift shop and cafe on site. Open daily, year-round.
Old Fort Providence
The remains of Old Fort Providence (not to be confused with the town of Fort Providence) is located on Wool Bay just outside Yellowknife. It was built in 1876 by a fur trader and later became a trading post for North West Company. There are few remains visible above ground.
Old Fort Reliance
The site of Old Fort Reliance is located on the Eastern arm of the Great Slave Lake but is not accessible by road. It was built in 1833 as winter headquarters for an Arctic Land Expedition.
This is a single level log frame building that was built in the early 1930s as a blacksmith shop. It was originally located on the Giant Mine property but was relocated to its current position in 1978.