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Filming in Yellowknife

Yellowknife boasts a wide variety of scenic locations, an abundance of sunlight year-round, and distinct seasons including summers with up to 20 hours of sunlight. Our Capital City in the Northwest Territories is a location where both urban settings and endless jaw-dropping wilderness are within a 5 minute drive. You will find Yellowknife easily accessible by plane and road.

Yellowknife has a vibrant film industry, with professionals working in every sector of the industry, from camera crew to producers, art directors and post productions specialist. Gear is available for rental to accommodate any size of project. If you are a visiting producer, you will find an array of services and equipment available.

At the City of Yellowknife, we are happy to work with local and visiting producers. The Department of Communications and Economic Development is available to facilitate with any questions and applications requests. Find out more on how to apply for a Filming License or filming locations

Links, Resources and Incentives

For more information on incentives, local resources, please visit NWT Film:

Northwest Territories Film Commission

Yellowknife is home to several popular film festivals. More information can be found at:

Dead North website

YK Film Fest website


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