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Bristol Commercial Area


Bristol Commercial Area (Lot 3, Block 314)

Zoned "CS - Commercial service" for commercial development, this lot includes a portion of the graded area and a portion of natural area . It is the intent of the City to take this opportunity to capitalize on the natural features of the Capital Vicinity in creating a unique mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented area that reflects the people, history and natural wealth of the City of Yellowknife with special attention to the enhancement of trail connectivity.

For development requirements please reference the attached original Request for Proposal. The Purchaser is expected to submit a description of future development for review prior to finalizing the land purchase.



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Relevant planning documents to understand legislative requirements and to incorporate development guidelines and standards into the Development Proposal. The review of relevant planning documents shall include, but is not limited to:

 All the documents listed above are available on the City's website.


General Development Guidelines

Traffic Study

The Purchaser will be responsible for conducting a detailed traffic study including, but not limited to: a safe access and egress to existing and proposed development and trail systems is required; special attention shall be given to location and number of access points to the public street, width of interior driveways and access points, site circulation, pedestrian/bicycle and vehicular traffic, arrangement of parking areas; and, the impacts of current and future uses on the site.

Trails and Open Space Network

Development shall respect the natural setting. The Development shall prioritize areas for lookouts, scenic entries, trail upgrades, new trail connections and park spaces. Existing trails on the site shall be identified and where needed, may be rerouted. The design concept shall delineate all trail connections, park spaces and natural areas on the site.

Cultural Significance

The Capital Vicinity commercial development shall enhance the gateway feature on the site, which is currently centered at Bristol Monument. Special attention shall be given to the enhancement of heritage and cultural diversity, and the role of the City of Yellowknife as the Capital of the Northwest Territories. Public art is encouraged. The site shall be designed as a whole.

Coordination with Surrounding Areas

Coordination with the surrounding area land uses, trail connection with the Downtown and Old Airport Road area and visual relationship with surrounding buildings shall be carefully considered in the site design. Proposed structures should relate harmoniously to the terrain and to existing buildings in the vicinity.


Please contact the Department of Planning and Development at (867)920-5685 or for more information.

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