Historic Con Mine Cabin

Celebrating Mining

Mining is part of our heritage, and our future.

That’s why every year, the Government of the Northwest Territories celebrates Mining Week with a series of events designed to engage, educate, and entertain in partnership with the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines.

Events will celebrate the unique history of mining in the NWT, the geology that made it possible, and the people who drive today’s NWT mining industry.

Mining Mondays

A week always feels too short to celebrate an industry that is so fundamental to the NWT.

That’s why, for the first time, this year’s mining week will kick off a month of feature stories on different aspects of mining. Watch for these special features on the ITI website every Monday in June. We’ll also share shorter stories and information regularly throughout the month.

Follow us on social media to keep up-to-date on all the stories and information we’ll be sharing throughout June.

Mining Week Events 

  • Discover Geology
    • When: Tuesday, June 6, 2-4pm
    • Where: Yellowknife Farmer’s Market, Somba K’e Civic Plaza
    • What: Learn about life as a prospector and bring rocks for a geologist to identify.
  • Lunchtime Geology Walk
    • When: Wednesday, June 6, 5-7pm
    • Where: Meet at Yellowknife City Hall staircase
    • What: Downtown rock-walk with an ITI geologist
  • Prospectors Trail Geology Walk
    • When: Thursday, June 8, 7-9pm
    • Where: Meet at Prospectors Cabin, Fred Henne Territorial Park
    • What: Partial route with ITI geologist interpreting local geology
  • 60th Annual Mine Rescue Competition Hosted by Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
    • When: Saturday, June 10, 9am-4pm
    • Where: Multiplex/Fieldhouse Parking Lot
  • Miners’ Picnic Hosted by NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines
    • Where: Multiplex/Fieldhouse Parking Lot
    • When: Saturday, June 10, 12-3pm
    • What: Free barbecue and activities for all ages


We will collect links to all the stories we're sharing during this month of celebrating mining here. 

Stay tuned!