Updated on July 31, 2017.

Upcoming Events

NameDescriptionCategoriesVenueDate
NWT Youth Ambassador Traditional Games demonstrationsDuring a one-day stopover en route to the 2017 Canada Summer Games, the NWT Youth Ambassadors will be at the PWNHC  to demonstrate traditional Inuit and Dene games.  Watch and learn from this next generation of Northern leaders. Demonstrations from 1:00-2:00pm and 3:00-4:00 pm.AuditoriumJuly 31, 1:00 pm
Special Constables Exhibit OpeningPosterCafeAugust 3, 7:00 pm
BioBlitz in YellowknifeBioBlitzBIOutside MuseumAugust 10, 6:00 pm
BioBlitz in YellowknifeBioBlitzBIOutside MuseumAugust 11, 7:00 pm
BioBlitz in YellowknifeBioBlitzBIOutside MuseumAugust 12, 9:00 am

Upcoming Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
Beaded Universe: Margaret NazonMargaret Nazon, a skilled craftsperson and contemporary artist from Tsiigehtchic NWT, blends traditional beading techniques with her fascination of images from the Hubble space telescope., , Mezzanine & BridgeOctober 2017 - March 2018
They Took Care of Us: RCMP Special Constables in the NWT“We Took Care of Them” celebrates and honors the contributions of Indigenous people in the NWT to policing in the north. Come to hear stories about Special Constables, told by community members for this exhibit. Learn more about the role that NWT communities played in helping the RCMP through rare video, photographs and interesting objects. This exhibit was created in partnership with the Department of Justice and RCMP “G” Division to celebrate Canada 150. The exhibit will officially open on August 3rd., , Aviation GalleryAugust 2017 -
Witness BlanketInspired by a woven blanket, this large scale art installation is made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolise ongoing reconciliation. As part of a cross-Canada tour, the Witness Blanket will be on display at the PWNHC from September-December, 2018., , Feature GallerySeptember 2018 - December 2018

Current Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
Canada 150 at the PWNHC, July 2017 - December 2017
Inuvik Landscapes: Inuvik Quilting GuildCapturing the beauty of the land, people and community of Inuvik NWT, this series of wall hangings combines quilting and photography., , Community Display AreaMarch 2017 - August 2017
Love, the Land: Photographs by Adam HillFrom Ulukhkatok to Fort Smith, nature in the NWT is a limitless subject. Adam Hill’s photographs capture the “big picture” without missing all the details around us., , Mezzanine & BridgeApril 2017 - September 2017
Narrative ThreadsThis exhibition grew out of an online project by the Textile Museum of Canada. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre was invited to choose textile-related objects from our collection and submit their stories to Narrative Threads – Crafting the Canadian Quilt., , Feature GalleryFebruary 2017 - October 2018
Making a MuseumSee wonderful new acquisitions from the past decade on display for the first time., , RampAugust 2016 -
This Land is Our Home: Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives DeneThis is the story of the Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives Dene First Nation and their traditional territory. The exhibition is a collaboration with YKDFN elders and cultural advisors to showcase their history, language and culture through artifacts, clothing, oral history and photographs., South GalleryOctober 2015 - October 2018
Ice Age Bison Discovery: Our frozen past and thawing futureOn exhibit for the first time — a 13,650-year-old steppe bison skull found in Tsiigehtchic, NWT in 2007. This exhibit highlights ice age fossils and the changing landscape of the North., North GalleryJune 2015 - June 2018
DioramasImmerse yourself in our 10 landscape dioramas that showcase the strong connection northerners have with animals and the land. To create these dioramas, we worked closely with wildlife experts, elders, and community advisors from across the NWT., , North and South GalleriesPermanent -
Mooseskin BoatFrom the late 1800s to the 1950s, mooseskin boats were built by the Shutagot’ine (Mountain Dene) to carry large amounts of cargo along dangerous mountain rivers. This boat was made in 1981 in partnership with the National Film Board and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Come and learn about the largest artifact on permanent display., , Feature GalleryPermanent -