Posted on Monday May 03, 2021

The City of Yellowknife (the City) is implementing necessary changes at City facilities following the recent COVID-19 update from the Government of the Northwest Territories, Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO).

City Facilities and Outdoor Spaces

Effective tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, City facilities will be open to those aged 18 years and older, with revised schedules to accommodate program suspensions and staffing shortages, given that City staff under the age of 18 are unavailable.

  • Yellowknife Public Library: Open by appointment only; Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fieldhouse: Walking track and bouldering section of the climbing wall open; Monday to Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays.
  • Multiplex: Open for scheduled/rental programming only; Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ruth Inch Memorial Pool: Open for scheduled programming only; Monday to Thursday, 12 noon to 10:45 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, 12 noon to 9:30 p.m.
  • City parks and playgrounds will remain open.

Masks or facial coverings are mandatory in all indoor City facilities and on Yellowknife Public Transit effective immediately, as mandated by the CPHO. Children under two or persons with an underlying medical condition or disability, which inhibits their ability to wear a facial covering, are exempt. Screening, physical distancing and capacity restrictions remain in place. All City programming for children under the age of 18 is suspended. 

Age Verification

Anyone visiting a City facility should bring Government-issued identification, which will be required upon entry. As extracurricular, club and sports activities for those under the age of 18 are suspended, under CPHO direction, those under the age of 18 will not be permitted to enter City recreation facilities and the library. The City acknowledges that children may have to accompany parents or guardians when visiting facilities such as City Hall, and this is permitted when masks or face coverings are worn. All staff working in City facilities will be 18 years of age or older.

Yellowknife Public Transit

Due to school closures, as mandated by the CPHO, the Yellowknife Public Transit Afternoon Express Bus Routes is suspended from service from now until further notice. The 7:50 a.m. Morning Express Bus Route is also suspended from service. The 8:00 a.m. Morning Express Bus Route will remain in service.

The City’s top priorities remain public and staff safety and residents are asked to follow all public health orders and guidelines issued by the CPHO. For the latest City information on COVID-19, visit www.yellowknife.ca/covid-19. For the latest facility and program schedules, visit www.yellowknife.ca/GettingActive.


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 Administrator - (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