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Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy

In 2015, City Council adopted a Yellowknife Food Charter. And in August 2018, Urban Food Strategies was awarded the contract to create a Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy for Yellowknife.

Grow: Yellowknife Food & Agriculture Strategy
Grow: Yellowknife Food & Agriculture Opportunities Analysis

On May 6, 2019 the City's Governance and Priorities Committee heard a presentation from Janine de la Salle, a representative from Urban Food Strategies regarding the Agriculture Strategy (GROW).

On May 2019, Council  adopted for information the Yellowknife Food and Agriculture Strategy (GROW) and directed Administration to draft a response to GROW and report back to Council.

In January 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the City of Yellowknife and Wilfrid Laurier University to fulfill a six month Mitacs research grant titled: Identifying Opportunities and Barriers for Local Food Infrastructure in Yellowknife

March 22, 2021 GROW Implementation Plan presented to Governance and Priorities Committee.

Food Hub report

food hub report

The City of Yellowknife and Wilfrid Laurier University partnered to conduct research on the opportunities and barriers of local food infrastructure within Yellowknife. The ‘Yellowknife Food Infrastructure Study Final Report’ and the Yellowknife food asset map, a comprehensive list of all the food assets in the community, were released in December 2021.

This project was made possible through funding received from Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization that supports industrial and social innovation in Canada, and funding supplied by the City. 

If you would like to know more about this research and its foundings reach out to Jennifer Temmer, at

Community input:

Yellowknife Food Culture Banner "Our Yellowknife - Fresh Food, Fantastic Experience"

Discover Our Fresh Food!

View a complete list of restaurants and vendors in our Discover Yellowknife Guide.

Visit the Yellowknife Farmers Market each Tuesday from June to September.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699