The Bank of Toronto Building is a City of Yellowknife Heritage Site. It is a single story log building with a partially hipped roof. The building is currently located at 7 Otto Drive, on Latham Island. The heritage designation applies only to the building.
This building is located in front on someones house i find it wierd they let someone build right there.
more info at "http://www.historicplaces.ca/rep-reg/affichage-display_e.aspx?Id=1239"
The North West Territories and Yellowknife happens to be one of the world's great diamond capitals.
Mining is the main industry in this area and diamonds are obviously very popular.
The mines themselves are a distance from Yellowknife however on Franklin Avenue the main company Diavik has an interpretation centre.
This is worth going in for a visit, there is a video and plenty of information to read on these mines in the NWT and the company itself.
Right in front of City Hall you will find the Fireweed Studio another Heritage Building.
It was closed during my visit by the interpretation read:
This log building has its origin as a blacksmith shop at Giant Mines in 1958, when the Brock Shaft was sunk on high grads gold veins.
Ten years later following World War II, Giant Mine began production and poured 11,847 gold bricks prior to its closing in 1999. This log building was moved from teh mine site in 1974 by the Yellowknife CHamber of Commerce and then renovated and operated as a tourist information center until 1992.
The building is currently used by the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts for seasonal sales of local artworks. This cabin reflects the style of many old mining camps in the Northwest Territories. The Fireweed Studio was designated a heritage site in 1996.
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This monument is dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in the mining industry in the North West Territories.
If you see my Giant Mine tip you will learn more about this.
It was erected to commemorate the men that perished on September 18, 1992.
And to all who have lost their lives in the mining industry.
This is a very important peice of Yellowknife history.
Gallery of midnight sun is an native american art gallery not far from city center with lots of nice artwork and sculptures by artist from Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
When you travel along the Ingraham Trail you will come to Prosperous Lake with a boat launch area. This looked like a great place for boating and camping. I saw a tonne of wild ducks in the area.
Prelude Lake seemed to have the most extensive infrastructure with plenty of facilities at the campground.
Looks of bathrooms, hookups, walking trails, children play areas, etcetera.
Jackfish Lake is located right in Yellowknife and it makes a great hike along the 'Frame Lake' walking trial network.
This lake is also site of the Hydro Generating Site in Yellowknife.
First wheel equipped aircraft to north pole may 1967 , donated by wardair canada
More info here "http://www.exn.ca/flight/aviators/ward.asp"
Get off the beaten path and explore the many waterways in the Yellowknife area. Canoeing, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling all offer endless possibilities.
The peace and tranquility of the north is reflected in this picture of Prelude Lake near Yellowknife.
Local theatre. By the float base in Old Town - try to catch the play 'Bush Pilot' by the 'Stuck in a Snowbank Theatre' group. Well worth it!