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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

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.

Somba K'e Civic Plaza washroom hours
Days Times
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 *There are currently no temperature restrictions in place for the washroom building 

Availability and Bookings

Current rates can be viewed below. For additional information about availability and bookings, please visit our Availability and Bookings 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 Rates

Somba K'e Civic Plaza Fees
Somba K'e Civic Plaza FeesFee Effective September 1, 2021
Amphitheatre - hourly rental $74.25
Amphitheatre - half day $297.50
Amphitheatre - full day $594.25
Service Building - hourly rental** $37.75
Service Building - half day** $150.75
Service Building - full day** $301.50

**outside of regular operating hours

Rental Rules and Guidelines

Please adhere to the following six rules when hosting or participating in events at the Somba K'e Civic Plaza.

  • Unless special approval is granted, vehicles are not permitted in the Civic Plaza.
  • Location of barbeques must be approved by the Community Services Department.
  • A mat to catch grease must be placed under all barbeques to protect the ground.
  • Rental of the amphitheatre does not include access to the washroom building.  This must be rented seperately. 
  • Rental of the amphitheatre includes use of the lawns.
  • Renters must provide a list of any vendors participating in their event to the Community Services Department to ensure that they have a business license.

Somba K'e Civic Plaza


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