Smoke Free as of January 1st, 2013

As of January 1st, 2013, The Explorer Hotel is now a 100% Smoke-Free environment.
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Green Key Award

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Prime Rib Night

Join us every Saturday night in the Traders Grill for our Prime Rib Night!


The Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife is your business or pleasure destination in Canada’s diamond capital. Located at the entrance to Yellowknife, the Explorer Hotel is the natural starting point for your business or personal travel adventure. 

Yellowknife’s Business Hotel

Yellowknife's largest and best hotel is also the Northwest Territories' unparalleled business hotel. When business comes to Canada's North, the Explorer Hotel is the place to stay and to host your business meetingconference, or special event.  At the end of the business day or on the weekend, enjoy a scenic adventure or take a special tour to view the Northern Lights.


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.


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