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About The Explorer Hotel

The Explorer Hotel is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is the largest hotel in Northern Canada.  With 187 guest rooms, comprehensive food and beverage services and conference facilities that can host events from 2 to 350 people, The Explorer is the North's top hotel destination.

Located on a high point in downtown Yellowknife, our spacious guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of Niven Lake and Back Bay to the north and Frame Lake and the Legislative Assembly to the south.


The Explorer Hotel was opened in 1974 and since that time has become the top business hotel destination in Northern Canada.   Hotel room comfort has always been a key objective and we have continually updated our facilities.  In fact, all rooms have been recently refurbished while a sixty room expansion was completed in 2008.

We now offer 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.  

We also have a newly renovated fitness centre for your use.


The Explorer Hotel is the best business hotel in Yellowknife and corporate travelers can maximize their efficiency in our rooms with business services like voice-mail, wireless high-speed Internet, large desks and interconnected rooms. Photocopying and facsimile services are offered at our front desk and free Internet work stations are located in the lobby.

Also, with the largest array of conference and banquet facilities, we can meet all of your business meeting and conference needs.


The Explorer Hotel is the home of Trader's Grill and the Trapline Lounge offering award winning cuisine in the midst of beautiful surroundings.  Come in and savour one of Yellowknife's finest dining experiences.

Call us now toll free at 1-800-661-0892 to make a room reservation or to book your next business meeting or event. 

For more information about the Explorer Hotel, click here to view our Hotel Data Sheet.

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