History Photos

A look into the past at the Giant Mine houses

Giant Mine has a lot of history we don’t see everyday. Like the housing that is on the land that use to house mine employees and their families for years.

Those houses were vacated over a decade ago and I only know of one or two people myself that lived in them. Now they are a relic in time, preserving what was once a lively and vibrant place.

Local Photographer, Dave Brosha, got to tour those old houses and parts of the mine that we don’t see everyday, he has also shared those images with us.

For me personally these fascinate me, because they all tell a story of what life in Yellowknife used to be, the good with the bad.

I don’t know much about the history of the buildings and such but I’m sure we could find out by talking with the NWT Mining Heritage Society.

Credit: Dave Brosha

To see more photos from Yellowknife’s mining past at Giant Mine take a look at Dave’s full blog post here.


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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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