Updated on October 14, 2019.

Upcoming Events

NameDescriptionCategoriesVenueDate
Archives Unboxed

Autumn Staff Speaker Series

Archivist Erin Suliak will show photographs and recordings she thinks are especially important from the collection of thousands of items donated over the past 40 years. Cake to follow.
Auditorium17 October, 7:00 pm
Hacking the Prince of Wales

Autumn Staff Speaker Series

Curator of Education Mike Mitchell will lead an interactive tour of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, inspired by the trend of museum “hack” tours. Cake to follow.
Auditorium24 October, 7:00 pm
Ruff Around the Edge

Local seamstresses will instruct how to cut and sew a NWT wolf or coyote trim onto your parka. Bring your parka and cash for materials ($50 for coyote, $100 for wolf) - and walk away in style from this two-day workshop.

Adult/Young Adult • 1:00 to 4:30pm, October 26 & 27th, 2019. Limited number of participants.

Register here or call (867) 767-9347 Ext 71245 or email mike_mitchell@gov.nt.ca for more information.

Auditorium26 October, 1:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséePlease join us for the first in a new season of free one hour classical concerts presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe27 October, 3:00 pm
40 years at the Museum the Magic and the Mistakes

Autumn Staff Speaker Series

Quick and snappy Pecha Kucha style talks will show you why we are a museum and “More than a Museum”. Ask anything of the experts and catch us in our birthday suit! Cake to follow

Auditorium21 November, 7:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for an one hour concert presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students of members. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe24 November, 3:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for an one hour concert presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students of members. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe26 January 2020, 3:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for an one hour concert presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students of members. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe23 February 2020, 3:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for an one hour concert presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students of members. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe29 March 2020, 3:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for an one hour concert presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students of members. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe26 April 2020, 3:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for an one hour concert presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students of members. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe31 May 2020, 3:00 pm
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeJoin us for an one hour concert presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife members and students of members. This is one of a series of concerts presented on the last Sunday of every month, from October to June, except December. Everyone is welcome!Cafe28 June 2020, 3:00 pm

Upcoming Exhibits

Current Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
40 Years of Collecting, Preserving and SharingDiscover the history of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group: the eyes, ears, and voice of the Canadian Armed Forces in the North., , Community DisplayOctober 2018 - February 2019
Pat Kane – Faces of the NWTDiscover the history of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group: the eyes, ears, and voice of the Canadian Armed Forces in the North., , Community DisplayOctober 2018 - February 2019
Special Constables in the NWT Virtual Companion ExhibitA virtual companion exhibit celebrating Indigenous northerners and their contribution to the RCMP in the Northwest Territories. This exhibit is presented for the first time in all 11 official languages., , Virtual ExhibitSeptember 2018 -
We took care of Them: 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., , Aviation GalleryAugust 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 2020
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 -