Shop YK returns, promising $3,000 prize for local shoppers

Yellowknife’s annual shop-local campaign launches on Monday, giving residents a little over a month to amass 30 stamps from the city’s stores in the hope of winning $3,000.

The campaign, dubbed #ShopYK, is run by the City of Yellowknife and the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

A list of almost 50 participating stores follows at the foot of this article.


To enter, residents can collect stamps in a passport for every $20 spent at a participating stores. Once a passport reaches 30 stamps, it can be entered into the grand prize draw.

Once the promotion closes on December 2, one lucky winner will receive $3,000 to spend at participating businesses. The draw takes place on December 6.

The City said it was hoping to generate $1 million in local sales through this year’s promotion.

Last year, spending hit just over $800,000 and 1,360 passports were entered – you can complete more than one passport. Rebecca Mahler won 2018’s grand prize.

Participating stores

Aurora Decorating Centre
Bijou Boutique
Booster Juice
Borealis Kennels & Pet Specialties
Bullocks Bistro
Chateau Nova Hotel Yellowknife
Copperhouse Eatery & Lounge
Corother’s Home Hardware Building Centre
Creative Basics
Crooked Whisker Pet Supplies
Erasmus Apparel
Etandah Organic Day Spa
Flowers North
For Men Only
For Women Only
Juniper Health
La Dee Dah Boutique
LCP Health
Longarm of the North
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
North of 60 Massage Therapy & Wellness
Northern Fancy Meats
Northern Images
Northern Interiors
NWT Brewing Company/The Woodyard
Old Town Glassworks
Overlander Sports
Polar Tech Recreation
Quality Furniture
Roy’s Audio Video Unlimited
Samantha Stuart Photography Inc.
Staples Business Depot
Sutherlands Drugs
Tawna Brown Photography
The Brick
The Quilted Raven
Top of the World Travel
Tundra Transfer
Visual Effects
Yellowknife Book Cellar
Yellowknife True Value Hardware
YK Sitter
YKDFN Artisan Shop