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Quality of Life


City of Yellowknife
Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street
P.O. Box 580
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4
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P: 867-920-5600
F: 867-920-5649

Yellowknife is a city filled with opportunities for personal and professional development. It's also a place where you can raise a family, have a rewarding career, take time for yourself and contribute to your community. In some ways, it almost sounds too good to be true, but it isn't.

Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and is well-connected to the rest of Canada by numerous daily flights to Edmonton, as well as a year-round road link. Yes, some things are slightly more expensive than elsewhere, but you'll likely make more money, too.

And up here, work-life balance truly exists. Whether you're interested in a northern adventure filled with fishing and snowmobiling, or just looking to live in a beautiful, small urban centre filled with other well-educated professionals, Yellowknife could be for you.

Imagine life with a 10-minute commute on foot, weekends off and leisure time to pursue a hobby. Now imagine an employer offering generous vacation leave from the day you're hired and great benefits for you and your family, both of which are common here.

As well, our largest employer, the Government of the Northwest Territories has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., in large part for the incredible benefits and vacation time offered employees.

Facilities and services

As a capital city, Yellowknife has a hospital, as well as a number of medical and dental clinics. From law and accounting to massage therapy, Yellowknife has just about any service you'd find in a larger city.

A Great place to Raise Kids

Yellowknife is a young community with a median age of 33.4. That's seven years younger than the Canadian average, according to Statistics Canada. With so many young families, there are a wide range of schooling options, including public and Catholic education systems, as well as early-year and primary Montessori, French and French immersion.

There are also incredible national and international sports and cultural opportunities for children in Yellowknife, from playing sports at the Canada Summer Games to performing at the circumpolar Arctic Winter Games.

For more reasons on why Yellowknife is a great place to live, take a look at our Community Profile.

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