Updated on February 24, 2017.

Upcoming Events

NameDescriptionCategoriesVenueDate
Two-Step for BeginnersSwing by the PWNHC Museum Café for an evening of country music, dance and refreshments. After learning the basics from 2-step instructors, dance the night away to the twangy sounds of Baby Brian’s Country Club Band. Food and drink for purchase.  CafeFebruary 23, 7:00 pm
Fishing for a LivingCommercial fisherman and Great Slave Lake Tours operator, Shawn Buckley, will give you the skinny on winter fishnet setting and what to do with the catch. Meet at the Detah ice road intersection with School Draw Avenue before being led to the camp.  Capacity is limited so please call to register or with any questions (867) 767-9347. Ext 71245. All ages

Co-sponsored by the City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee Heritage Committee

AuditoriumFebruary 26, 2:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeCome out and enjoy an hour of classical music! Featuring performances by Classics On Stage Yellowknife (COSY) Members & students of COSY members. A monthly musical performance on the last Sunday of the month, from 3 - 4 pm Admission FreeCafeFebruary 26, 3:00 pm

Upcoming Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
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
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 NWTExplore the contribution the Aboriginal population made in bringing the “rule of law” to the NWT. While RCMP Special Constables were the most obvious partners in this contribution, many other Aboriginal people worked as interpreters, guides, and seamstresses, and were equally important to the RCMP’s success in the North., , Summer 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
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
Evolution –Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts 70th AnniversarySee how raw materials are transformed to create finely crafted items. This exhibit shows the evolution of craft from novices to accomplished artists at the Yellowknife Guild, one of the oldest craft guilds in Canada., , Mezzanine & BridgeOctober 2016 - March 2017
Expo ‘86 Anniversary30 years ago, the NWT was showcased on the world stage for the first time at a popular pavilion at Expo ’86. Many northerners were involved in this important even in the NWT’s history., , Community Display AreaSeptember 2016 - February 2017
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 -
The Fox MothSmall bush planes like the DeHavilland Fox Moth revolutionized travel in Northern Canada. The CF-BNI Fox Moth was reconstructed by the Fox Moth Society from parts recovered from three crash sites. It was installed in the Aviation Gallery in 1987., , Aviation GalleryPermanent -
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 -