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Yellowknife is the capital city of the Northwest Territories and one of the most vibrant and diverse communities in Canada's North.

Though the Yellowknives and Tlicho Dene have lived and travelled through the region for thousands of years, Yellowknife became permanently settled in 1953, following the discovery of large gold deposits.

Yellowknife has evolved into a cosmopolitan city, home to dozens of nationalities in a population of just under 20,000.

Read through our Community Profile for more information and interesting facts on working, living and playing in Yellowknife!

Check out our promotional videos for a glimpse into our city life, festivals, facilities and personalities.

View our business directory for a complete list of local merchants and services.

For more information on health services, drivers licenses and highway updates visit the Government of Northwest Territories home page.


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