Bristol Monument

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Bristol Monument is the first landmark most people see on arrival in Yellowknife. Located at the intersection of the old airport road and Yellowknife highway, this monument is an actual Bristol freighter that was operational decades ago and was the first to land at the North Pole in the mid 19th century. The freighter is retired and well past its prime, however, it is so well-maintained that it seems to be on the verge of taking flight. This impressive suspended airplane is an excellent example of aviation history and is definitely something to look out for when visiting Yellowknife.

Location:  361 Old Airport Road