Northwest Territories Legislative Building

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Set in a stunning natural locale that exemplifies the regional beauty of the Northwest Territories, the Legislative Building stands on the brink of Lake Frame. The building is the first permanent dwelling of the Northwestern Territories' government, and was built in 1993 by architects Ferguson Simek Clark and Pin Matthews. Located a short distance away from Downtown Yellowknife, the Legislative Assembly has had quite a few homes over the years, before finally settling on this one. Constructed in a way that pays tribute to the natural landscape around it, the Legislative Assembly building is surrounded by a rocky outcrop, with a walkway leading up to it. The pathway is lined with regional trees like black spruce, tamarack and white birch, and besides the officials who visit the building, it also sees a fair share of birds and small mammals in the area. The Great Hall of the building, open to public 362 days of the year, invites visitors to take guided tours.

Location:  4570 48th Street

Business hours:  Mo-Fr 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sa-Su 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.