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Snow Angels


For more information, please read the Snow Angels Guidelines here.

Snow Angels is a social marketing campaign that was initiated by the City of Calgary and adopted by other municipalities across Canada including the City of Yellowknife to encourage people to be good neighbors. The campaign encourages citizens to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks of their neighbors who may be less able to do it themselves - particularly seniors and persons with disabilities.

How do I become a Snow Angel?

You can become a Snow Angel by helping your neighbors clear the snow off their sidewalks. Talk to your neighbors. Offer to shovel the snow for them.  You can also register to be a Snow Angel by filling out the form below.  This will allow residents requiring assistance in your neighbourhood to contact you directly and request your help.

 How do I find a Snow Angel?

A list of available Snow Angels in your area can be found using the map below.  Please register as a Snow Angel here, so we can track who is using this service.  If you require assistance finding an angel, please call 920-5676.

Do you have a Snow Angel? Do you know someone who is a Snow Angel? We're asking for people who've had their sidewalk 'adopted' to officially recognise their snow angel. Email us at, call 920-5676, or mail a letter telling us your story to nominate your Snow Angel.

Why is snow removal so important?

Snow that remains on sidewalks is hazardous for everyone, but especially for people with limited mobility who may be severely injured from falling on ice or snow. Uncleared walkways also make it difficult for people who deliver services in our city - mail carriers, meter readers, delivery drivers, firefighters, and paramedics.

Please be advised that Snow Angels is a volunteer-based program.  As such, the City cannot guarantee snow removal or Snow Angels available at time of request. This also means that we are unable to assign a Snow Angel directly.  The list/map below are the same ones we will refer to. 

For guaranteed Snow Removal, you may wish to contact the following community organizations who will shovel for a nominal fee:

Odd Job Squad (Yellowknife Association for Community Living): 445-6967

Clean Sweep (Common Ground): 445-5777






























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