Archive for 'Buildings and Structures'
Posted on22. Dec, 2009 by Shane.
If you are hungry for the history of the Northwest Territories then look no further than the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) in Yellowknife. Located on the edge of beautiful Frame Lake, the PWNHC offers one of the best places to discover past and present cultural objects, local [...]
Posted on04. Oct, 2009 by Shane.
The Greenstone Building in downtown Yellowknife is an example of large scale sustainable development in the Northwest Territories and was the first to receive the LEED Gold certification north the 60th parallel. The building’s features include an entire wall built as a photo-voltaic system (see photo below), which was the largest [...]
Posted on20. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
The idea of living in a houseboat on Yellowknife Bay seems like a great way to get away from urban living. You are less likely to be disturbed by loud partying neighbours, there are no property taxes, you can catch your next meal right outside your front door, your neighbours dog cannot poop [...]
Posted on26. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Here are some photos of the Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. You can locate the mine by driving along the Ingraham Trail just east of downtown Yellowknife (past the Yellowknife Garbage Dump and the NWT Mining Heritage Society). Just before reaching the mine you will pass by an outdoor mining museum [...]
Posted on23. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
Looking for something to do in Yellowknife? Last week I was on a quest for knowledge about two lesser known hiking trails outside of Yellowknife. Lucky for me, the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre had a field guide for sale that mentioned both trails. There were plenty of other good trip ideas for the Northwest Territories too. I recommend checking out the visitors centre for outdoor adventure ideas and [...]
Posted on23. Jul, 2009 by Shane.
The Yellowknife Canada Post Office at 50th Avenue and 49th Street sits at the busiest foot traffic intersection in the city. It is one of those places where people come together to meet, to people watch, to relax, to get their mail, to send mail or simply walk by to get where they [...]