Canada Courthouses / Northwest Territories / Yellowknife

Yellowknife is named after the Yellowknife band who lived in the area in 1880′s and produced copper or yellow knives.


Location:  Yellowknife is located in the south central part of the Territory.

Judicial District:  Yellowknife Judicial District


Courthouse – Yellowknife


Location:  SE – 49th Street and 49th Avenue

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a six story aluminum siding, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Yellowknife. The building is known locally are the “tin can”. On the north side there is an overhang with parking stalls. At the west side entrance, an aluminum staircase rises to the second floor where there are two court rooms are located on the north side. The building houses the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories,


Photos taken 1998