Guided Tours

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

Our public tour is canceled at 10:30am today, October 4th. 

September 1 to June 30 
Weekdays - 10:30 am
July 2 to August 31
Weekdays - 10:30 am and 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? Find our information package here.

Tours are free of charge throughout the year.

For more information, please contact 


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. The building is open from 8:00AM to 6:00PM on weekdays and 10:00AM to 5:00PM on weekends.