Join us for a Trip Advisor Excellence Award winning tour!

Members of NWT's Legislative Assembly are elected from 19 electoral districts located across the Territory and come together at the Legislative Assembly building in Yellowknife to make decisions on behalf of NWT's residents.

During your hour-long guided tour provided by Public Affairs you will explore one of the most unique legislatures in Canada and learn about the consensus system of government that sets the Northwest Territories apart from other Canadian provinces. (Note: Nunavut also has a system of consensus government.)

Tours begin in the Great Hall, located just off of the main entrance. Please let the security guard on duty know that you are here for a tour.

The Legislative Assembly is fully wheelchair-accessible and has public washrooms.

Tour Schedule


Please note that tours are currently cancelled until further notice due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 1 to May 31  Weekdays - 10:30 am

June 1 to August 31

Weekdays - 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Sundays - 1:30 pm

Reservations are recommended for groups of 10 or more people, especially during the summer. 

Interested in booking a private tour for your group or class? See our "Group Tour Information".

Tours are free of charge throughout the year.

During regular Legislative Assembly building hours, self-guided audio tours are available in the official languages of the NWT and in Japanese.

For more information, please contact the Manager of Public Affairs and Communications at (867) 767-9130 ext 12017 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0784 or at