Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with free airport shuttle and restaurant


This family-friendly Yellowknife hotel is steps from Yellowknife Veterans Memorial and Northern Frontier Visitors Center. Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away.

Hotel Features

A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a business center, a meeting room, and laundry facilities are onsite.

Room Amenities

Rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, premium bedding, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room.

Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This family-friendly hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, and room service (during limited hours). Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 10:30 AM.

Traders Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Trapline Lounge - This bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CAD 18.90 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 20 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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