The most famous heritage building in Yellowknife is certainly the Wildcat Cafe, which is currently undergoing a total restoration. It was built in 1937 by Willy Wiley and Smokey Stout. The cafe closed in 1951 and the building was slated for demolition until a group was formed to save it. The Old Stope Association re-opened the cafe in 1979, and in 1992 it was designated a heritage site.
There is a full-size replica of the Wildcat Cafe in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec.
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