Yellowknife Old Town Soundwalk

Media Release

NWT’s first-ever tourism app launched!

April 28, 2014 – Yellowknife, NT

The Northwest Territories’ first-ever tourism app will be officially launched at the park on the Government Dock on Thursday, May 1 at noon. Come by for a light lunch and a chance to meet the app creators, Rosanna Strong, Strong Interpretation and Janna Graham, UMVA! Media.

The Yellowknife Old Town Soundwalk app builds on the work done by audio artist Janna Graham’s Old Town Soundwalk, which wove together stories and sounds from the neighborhood. The app includes a variety of archival photos and other multi-media features to help the user immerse themselves in Yellowknife’s Old Town.

The electronically guided walking tour is a great way to show visiting friends and family around Yellowknife’s historic and cultural heart. It’s also a good way for Yellowknifers to explore the neighborhoods and see them from a new perspective. To encourage Yellowknifers to try the app, a discounted price of $1.99 is available for the month of May.

“Yellowknife’s Old Town really is an incredibly unique neighborhood. I’m excited to share this project with people here, but also with visitors and those thinking of visiting,” said Rosanna Strong, the app creator and owner of Strong Interpretation, a custom tour company that helps people discover the great things Yellowknife has to offer.

The app can be downloaded on Apple’s iTunes (mid-May) or Android’s Google Playstore starting in May 1. Special thanks is being given to the Department of ITI for funding this project and Old Town Soundwalk creator Janna Graham for collaborating on this adaptation.

Download the app here: 

Download from the Google Play Store here

Download from the iTunes Store here