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Somba K'e Civic Plaza


Somba K'e Civic Plaza


Somba K'e Civic Plaza is located in downtown Yellowknife in front of City Hall on 49 Avenue. Typical events held at the Somba K'e Civic Plaza are:

  • Community BBQ
  • Canada Day celebrations
  • Indigenous People's Day celebrations
  • Yellowknife Farmers Market
  • Folk on the Rocks musical performances
  • private functions and events


  • power/full service in amphitheatre and plaza perimeter
  • washrooms (additional fee)
  • large grass/lawn areas
  • 10-12 picnic tables in lawn area, socially distanced
  • beautiful backdrop of Frame Lake
  • Seasonal Note:

  • Christmas Lights Display will be removed after February 5, 2019

Washroom building

When using the washroom facilities, users will be asked to check-in and out with the door attendant. Staff will be screening patrons following the GNWT’s Emerging Wisely Guidelines and anyone who is sick or not feeling well, will not be permitted to enter the facility. Anyone waiting in line to access the facility should physically distance, following the signage in place.

Opening June 23, 2020

During the summer, the washroom building is open to the public as follows:

Monday to Friday lunch hour 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday evenings (Farmers Market when it opens) 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

Beginning July 13, 2020

The washroom building is open to the public as follows:

Everyday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

During the winter (January - mid April), the washroom building is open to the public as follows: 

Monday to Friday* CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday* CLOSED




(*Must be -25C or warmer (including wind chill)) 

 Current rates can be viewed below.  As of January 1, 2015, the facility rental rates now include the Infrastructure Replacement Fee.

For additional information about availability and bookings, please visit our Bookings and Rentals page or contact the Booking Clerk.  Please also review the Rules and Guidelines for Somba K'e Civic Plaza prior to making a booking.

Somba K'e Civic Plaza
Fee Effective September 1, 2020
Amphitheatre - hourly rental $70.00 $72.00
Amphitheatre - half day $280.25 $288.75
Amphitheatre - full day $560.25 $577.00
Service Building - hourly rental** $35.50 $36.50
Service Building - half day** $142.25 $146.50
Service Building - full day** $284.25 $292.75

**outside of regular operating hours

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