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Be sure to experience Yellowknife's newest Aurora-themed event: Naka Festival
Take in a special showcase of the Aurora as well as Dene culture in Yellowknife. Naka is pronounced Na-ke, and translates from Willideh as “Northern Lights”.

Schedule of Events

Ready for a full week of arts, culture, and aurora?  View our schedule of events here.

Special Guest Chris Cannon

Chris brings a wealth of knowledge of Northern Dene Astronomy - hear his story on March 6th and 7th.

Indigenous Cultural Gala

We're pleased to celebrate the 2nd Annual Indigenous Cultural Gala, hosted by Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

Photo by Jamie Stevenson Photography.

In Awe of the Northern Lights

Wednesday, March 6th

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Prince of Wales Nothern Heritage Centre


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Aurora Art Workshop

Thursday, March 7th

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre


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Indigenous Cultural Gala

Friday, March 8th

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Chief Drygeese Centre


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 Naka Festival is a joint project brought to you by:

For Yellowknives Dene First Nation Event Inquiries:

Liz Liske

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

PO Box 2514

Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P8

ph: 867 766 3496 Ext 1011

cell: 867 445 4552


For all other Inquiries:

Dave Zethof

City of Yellowknife

4807 - 52 Street, PO Box 580

Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

ph: 867 920 5676

cell: 867 445 6026



Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 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