History

Then and Now: Pilots Monument to New Town

I would love to have been around in Yellowknife when the city was just expanding up the hill. It must have been a big era in Yellowknife when the town grew into a city. Nowadays we hold Old Town very dear to us.

Looking at the older photo, which again I don’t know the exact year, I see a lot missing that is there today. Houses, buildings and the information plaque.

Old Town Hill Yellowknife 1970

Credit: Raymond Carpenter

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Credit: Kyle Thomas 2013

What are some of the places you remember in Old Town that are not there today?

If you have photos of Yellowknife’s past, the city, buildings, landscapes and want to share them please email me through the contact page, as I’d love to continue this series.

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About the author

Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, bread maker, and Yellowknife-ophile 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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