The Explorer Hotel is the largest hotel in Yellowknife, Northwest Territory. In July 2011, the Explorer Hotel was honored to host Prince William and Princess Kate during their Royal Tour of the North. The couple stayed in a suite on the top floor of the hotel and relaxed in our facilities after their busy local agenda.

Their Yellowknife itinerary consisted of a stop at Somba K'e Civic Plaza in downtown Yellowknife. The morning festivities included a street hockey game involving local youth, where the Duchess dropped the ceremonial first ball. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also set to watch aboriginal drumming and dancing, sports and gambling games on Tuesday afternoon, as well as a youth parliament session at the territorial legislature.


At the entrance to Yellowknife, the Explorer Hotel is the natural starting point for your adventure. 


187 rooms and every one features complimentary coffee, free Wi-Fi, three-fixture bathrooms, hair dryers, clock radios, telephones and remote control color televisions. Room service, laundry service and a complimentary airport shuttle bus service are available to make your stay as convenient as possible. Choose a room with king or queen beds and you will sleep soundly with secure electronic door locks and 24-hour front-desk staff.  


The home of the Trader's Grill and the Trapline Lounge offer award winning cuisine in the midst of beautiful surroundings. The newly renovated Fitness Centre includes new treadmills, exercise bikes and ellipticals as well as free weights and other equipment.

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