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Mining Week Festivities in Yellowknife

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A wide range of free events are planned as part of Northwest Territories (NWT) Mining Week from June 11-17.

“We are fortunate to have a mining sector which has provided thousands of jobs and billions in economic activity to the NWT,” says Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod.

“NWT Mining Week is about recognizing and celebrating mining and its foundational role in our territory’s economy and history.”  

All events will be fun, informative, and family-friendly. View the complete schedule of events below.  

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 11


Yellowknife Multiplex Arena parking lot

59th Annual Mine Rescue Competition Hosted by Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Saturday, June 11


Yellowknife Multiplex Arena parking lot

Miners’ Picnic Hosted by NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines

Saturday, June 11


Prelude Lake Territorial Park, Ingraham Trail (Highway 4)

Prelude Nature Trail Guided Geology Hike (starts at the Nature Trail parking lot)

Tuesday, June 14


Yellowknife Farmers Market, Somba K'e Civic Plaza

Discover Prospecting!

Wednesday, June 15


Yellowknife City Hall

 Urban Geology Walking Tour

Thursday, June 16

7pm-9 pm

Prospectors Cabin, Fred Henne Territorial Park

Prospectors Trail Guided Geology Hike (starts at the Prospectors Cabin parking lot)