We are pleased to welcome you to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and warmly invite you to visit our beautiful building located in the capital city of Yellowknife.

The Legislative Assembly building is one of the most unique legislatures in Canada, highlighting NWT's consensus style of government and the traditional values of the people of NWT.

Visit the Legislative Assembly building

Guided Tours
We welcome you to join us for a guided tour in English on weekdays at 10:30AM or 1:30PM. French tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30PM.
Please note there are no guided tours on Statutory Holidays.


Self-Guided Audio Tours

The Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly is pleased to present its new self-guided audio tour to the public.

The audio tour is available on the “Smartify” App for mobile phones. To take the tour, users download the Smartify app and can find the English and French versions of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly audio tour in Smartify’s tour inventory.

The duration of the tour is 30 minutes. The English tour is narrated by former Commissioner, Speaker and Minister Tony Whitford and Elder and legislative interpreter Maro Sundberg. The French tour is narrated by Batiste Foisy, a Yellowknife journalist and broadcaster.

The tour touches on Northwest Territories history, the Mace, the architecture of the building, the basics of consensus government and even includes a story or two. The audio tour aims to inform the public about the Legislative Assembly while also giving them a warm northerner’s welcome to “The Place of the People”.

Members of the public can take the self-guided audio tour anytime the building is open. 


Scavenger Hunts

Visitors of all ages are invited to test their knowledge and participate in the Legislative Assembly Scavenger hunt!

This activity is available anytime during our building hours, visit the front security desk for more information upon your arrival to the Legislative Assembly, or e-mail

For more information or to arrange a group tour, please contact Public Affairs and Communications at (867) 767-9130 ext 12018 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0784 or email



Address of NWT's Legislative Assembly:

4570-48 Street; Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3A5