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Event Guide


The City of Yellowknife is here to help you organize your event. Each event adds vibrancy to our buzzing City. Common event types include a parade, walkathon, bike race, tournament, swim meet, block party, concert, festival or carnival. If you are planning a gathering, please use the Event Guide to determine if what you are planning is considered to be an event. This includes events on private or City owned or managed property (including parks, trails, buildings, sidewalks and streets). 

For more information, please review our Event Guide Brochure below.

Please be aware this is not a facility booking request.  To book a park/facility, please call 669-3457 during regular business hours.

"The step-by-step guide to assist with planning a successful event in the City of Yellowknife"


View the Event Guide Brochure

There are a number of other forms and key timelines to be aware of.  These include:

Form/TaskTime Required
Event Application 60 days
Occupancy Load/Special Occasion Permit 10-45 days prior, depending on event
Submit Insurance Certificate 30 days
Payment of Rental, City Service, and Damage Deposit Fees 30 days
Application for approval of temporary food establishment permit 14 days
Fire Pit/Fireworks Display 14 days
Signage Permits 10 days
Lane Closure Request Form 7 days
Garbage, Compost, and Recycling Bins 7 days

 Ready to go? Fill out the online form to get started.  Questions? Email


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