History Video

Yellowknife Ariel Film from 1970’s [VIDEO]

Posted just two weeks ago on YouTube this short video shows Yellowknife from the air presumably in the 1970’s. The video looks over new town towards Old Town and Yellowknife Bay. Niven Lake can be seen in the top left of the video.


No sky-rises appear in the video suggesting the video was taken in the earlier 1970’s. A gold dredger is seen at the end of the video suggesting it was produced for one of the many mine operations that were happening in the area at the time.


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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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