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Old Town Glassworks

3510 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
+1 867-669-7654
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Beautiful Art Wares

Beautiful selection of ware and even rings. Good place to get Northern feel gifts but it is very... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
bon992017
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Red Deer, Canada
Fun Workshop

We heard about Glassworks through friends whi live here in Yellowknife. We are so glad as we... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
LorineAdele
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-Est.1994- Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative that has been creating beautiful recycled glassware on the shores of Great Slave Lake for over 20 years. Open Daily, Year Round. Giftshop brimming with our famous northern glasses, mugs, lamps, magnets, soap pumps & other locally made art and handicrafts. Robbie Craig Prints, Scarves, mugs and glasses. Tuckamoor Wildcrafts Felted Bookmarks, ptarmigans and Owls. Feel Good handcrafted soap, lip balm and lotion bars. Local Dene seal, beaver and wolf ornaments. Frozen Flames earrings, rings, and pendants. Shannon Moore Clean Candles and Jewellry. Valerie Desjardins Custom Northern Artwork, Bottle neck rings and Earrings. Two Hour Glass Engraving Workshops. Ages 3 & up Great for Birthdays, Tourists, Team building , conferences, Friends, First Dates, and Families. Discounts for Students, Groups, and Returning Clients. Groups of 2-8, Everyday. Book your spots Online. Custom Engraving. Logos, Awards, & Gifts.
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3510 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Beautiful selection of ware and even rings. Good place to get Northern feel gifts but it is very expensive.

Thank bon992017
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We heard about Glassworks through friends whi live here in Yellowknife. We are so glad as we enjoyed the 2 hour workshop and unique takehome souvenir!! The owner Matthew made this a truly enjoyabke experience!! We highly recommend this!! Simon and Lorine Houde PEI

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The knowledge behind the man who started this business is amazing! All his hand-made trinkets and things around the workshop will blow you away! And being able to make your own glassware was a bonus!

Thank Amelia S
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

There is a beautiful selection of wares; however, for recycled glass bottles - it is very expensive. Beautiful to look at but not to buy.

Thank Andrea_Wallette
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Mathew and his wife raised their family and started their glassworks business in this tiny cabin building until their glassworks business kept expanding and they had to move and find more space for their family !:) Don't hesitate to take the tour the Matthew offers...More

Thank nancy d
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I read about the reviews about this place before the trip. Since I cannot deal with too much outdoor activities in a -38 environment, a glass work shop worked for me. I Pre booked it on line , got a confirmation right away, and I...More

Thank Toseeistobelieve
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This was the perfect activity for a very cold afternoon in Yellowknife. At a minimum, if you like getting crafty and learning a new skill, this is a great time: you learn how to sand blast glasses, and OTG provides some really awesome and locally...More

Thank rtobias
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Matthew and company at Old Town Glassworks put on a great show. The process was well explained and I was supported through out the whole process. Great re-use recycle experience and you get a handmade (by you) souvenir of the North. Must do and only...More

Thank theoldgunner
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My niece and I chose to do this as an experience in celebration of her high school graduation. I am not crafty at all and she is. I cannot believe I made a couple of very nice items that I will always have a souvenirs...More

Thank Donnarita1964
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

My friend has organized this without us knowing what we were doing. When we got here we were so excited. It was such a fun afternoon and a great takeaway. We got to learn how the program helps with recycling and also got to make...More

Thank Rachael F
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Response from A May M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I would call and ask. I'm think there too young. My granddaughter is 16
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