North Slave

The North Slave is a place of opposites: 

A vast lake and the rock-ribbed shield. Dense boreal forests and the wide-open Barrenlands. Ultra-modern industries and lifeways older than history.

Here you’ll find the fabled East Arm of Great Slave, home to plunging shore cliffs, profound blue depths, supersized sportfish and celebrated wilderness lodges – all soon to be protected as Thaidene Nene National Park. Also in the North Slave: legendary paddling rivers like the Thelon, their banks patrolled by caribou and muskoxen; the North Arm of Great Slave, with sparkling Caribbean waters and feisty pike; and the frozen highways to Canada’s first diamond mines, made famous on Ice Road Truckers.     

Finally, the North Slave is the home of the Tłįchǫ, the Chipewyan and Yellowknives Dene. Dwelling in six deeply traditional communities, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the calm, rooted culture of the North.   

 

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Winter Clothing Package

Get outfitted with warm clothing so you can enjoy your timeoutdoors - view the aurora and participate in winter activities in comfort. Read more

Aurora Adventure Package

Head to Yellowknife, one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights and enjoy two nights Aurora Viewing with Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures. Travel in a heated, snow-tracked van to our cozy wilderness cabin on Great Slave Lake and take in the spectacular light show. Read more

Aurora by Snowmobile

Head to Yellowknife, the Aurora Capital of the World and the best place on earth to view the stunning Aurora Borealis. With Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures you can enjoy two evening Aurora viewing tours by snowmobile to our cozy wilderness cabin on Great Slave Lake, the perfect place to take in the Spectacular light show Read more

5-day Fishing Package

Relax in the Northern wilderness and fish for Pike, Trout and Grayling galore at idyllic Yellow Dog Lodge.  Read more

2018 Fall Aurora Package

Our late summer and fall tours (mid-August to early October) include a short trip by float plane to the lodge. Enjoy boating, berry picking, fishing and hiking, and some of the best aurora viewing in the northern hemisphere.Stay three nights and you are almost guaranteed a glimpse of the Northern Lights, nature’s greatest light show. Read more

Aurora Station Package

Come enjoy the warm comforts of Aurora Station and witness the beautiful Aurora Borealis. The newly built Aurora Station features a large sky deck with benches so you can sit back, relax and take in the dancing Aurora over head. The station is heated inside, and washrooms are available. Read more

Winter Aurora VIP Package

From early December to mid April Trout Rock Lodge is a warm, inviting home away from home in a vast expanse of snow and frozen water. You travel to the Lodge by Hagglunds or by snowmobiles. During the day, drive your own snowmobile on the frozen lake, ice fish for fierce Northern Pike or Ling cod. Try snowshoeing along the windswept shoreline, or go for a tour in the Hagglunds. At night enjoy the Aurora, right from the Lodge deck, or venture out on the lake to take in a 360 degree view overhead. Read more

Floating Camp

Floating tent barge or Spike Camp available for $480 per day plus fuel - 5 day minimum rental sleeps up to 4 people.   Read more

Day Trip Boat Rental

One (1) boat and motor complete with fishing rods and reels. Tackle and bait extra. Read more

Northern Lights Special

Inside the main lodge, or in a cabin, a cozy wood fire offers warm comfort. We keep you as busy as you'd like during the daytime, experiencing true Canadian seasons. Winter: ski, snowshoe, build an igloo, enjoy handicrafts, & more. Relax with your favourite beverage in the early evening before sitting down to a wonderful dinner. Marvel up at the aurora from one of our decks, from our hot tub, or snuggled under a duvet in your room. We even offer a middle of the night wake up service to catch the Northern lights at their best. Read more

Ahmic Air Ltd.

Floatplane charter service using classic DHC-2 Beaver aircraft based in Yellowknife's historic Old Town. Sightseeing flights over Yellowknife and surrounding areas, day trips, and transportation to remote camps, fishing... Read more

Peterson's Point Lake Lodge

Our lodge sets the scene for different types of adventures depending on the experience you choose. The wonders include: experiencing incredible fishing, capturing the northern lights, migratory wildlife and the tundra... Read more

Open Water Charters Inc.

Open Water Charters Inc. is a Float plane service in Yellowknife N.T Canada. We offer a wide variety of air charter service on our Cessna 185 aircraft. Read more

North Star Adventures

We offer interesting and fun Day Tours in both Summer and Winter seasons. We also offer multi-day adventure experiences, each showcasing one of many wonderful places to see and experience here in the Northwest... Read more

Nonacho Lake Fishing Adventures

If Fishing, Muskox/Nature,Aurora veiwing or good family fun is what you are looking for, Nonacho Lake offers it all. We are the only operators on Nonacho Lake, which is the 8th largest lake (800sq.km) in the NWT.... Read more

NARWAL Northern Adventures

Northern and Remote Wilderness Adventures Ltd. (NARWAL) is a small, friendly, majority Aboriginal owned and operated family business. Our reputation as a competent, safety conscious outdoor adventure school is well... Read more

Namushka Lodge (1982) Ltd

Fly-in fishing lodge on Harding Lake, 32 air miles (52 km) east of Yellowknife. Enjoy fishing for Lake Trout, Pike, Whitefish and Walleye. For the outdoor adventurer, rock hounding and bird watching (bald... Read more

My Backyard Tours

We offer fun and informative professionally guided tours. Participant's interests are incorporated into our City, Capital Sites and Meet the Artist Gallery tours which range from 2-3 hours in length. Our tours also get... Read more

Lac La Martre Adventures

Comfortable fishing lodge with cabins and main lodge. Sight fish the crystal clear waters of Lac La Martre for monster Northern Pike. Incredible fishing for Lake Trout, Pike and Grayling all season - no need for... Read more

Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd.

Join us for a flightseeing trip or use our air charter services. We operate an air charter company with two small bush planes on floats, skis, and tundra tires and can customize all sorts of fly-in outdoor adventures... Read more

Hearne Lake Lodge

Hearne Lake Lodge is a remote fly-in fishing lodge only 20-minute floatplane ride east of Yellowknife. To serve you better, we limit ourselves to eight guests at one time, open June to mid-September. We are fishing... Read more

Frontier Fishing Lodge

Fly-In fishing lodge in the Northwest Territories on Great Slake Lake's Eastern Arm 3km northeast of the Akaitcho Dene community of Lutsel K'e. World-class fishing for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling and... Read more

Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort

Eco-award winning, all-season, fly-in (from Yellowknife) wilderness resort and lodge. Open summer and winter for aurora viewing, fishing, and wilderness holidays out of Yellowknife. Read more

Air Tindi

Air Tindi is an airline company based in Yellowknife offering scheduled flights to a number of NWT communities. We are able to assist our customers whether it be a city tour to getting paddlers to their dream... Read more

Sandy Point Lodge

Fly-in fishing on Gordon Lake, 100 km northeast of Yellowknife. Lake Trout (to 56 lb) and Northern Pike. Fly in by float plane.   Read more

Tłįchǫ Online Store

Tłı̨chǫ Online Store, sells handmade authentic native art and crafts made by First Nations and Northern artists from the Northwest Territories Read more

Watta Lake Lodge

Comfortable lodge a 20 minute by floatplane ride from Yellowknife. Guided fishing for Lake Trout (to 34 lb), Arctic Grayling (to 3 lb), Northern Pike (30 lb) and Whitefish. Hiking, birdwatching, canoeing, photo ops... Read more

Yellow Dog Lodge, Inc.

* 7 LAKES TO CHOOSE FROM * Yellow Dog Lodge is a comfortable lodge with 3 private cabins for our guests. The lodge is a short (15 minute) floatplane ride from Yellowknife.  Located on Duncan and Graham... Read more

Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures

For a Great Northern Experience! Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of day trips ranging from 2 to 10 hours in all seasons and for all ages. We can tailor outdoor day programs or packages to suit your... Read more

Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited

Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited provides year round, high quality custom guided Fat Bike tours to cyclists of all abilities who are seeking a new and extraordinary outdoor adventure in the Northwest Territories that they... Read more

Jackpine Paddle

Paddling brings us back to our basic rhythms. Our goal is to improve your kayaking and canoeing skills in an atmosphere of fun and friendship, and share our pristine land and water with you. You can count on our... Read more

Plummer's Great Slave Lake Lodge

Great Slave Lake Lodge combines trophy lake trout, arctic grayling, and northern pike fishing with one of the best opportunities to view Arctic wolves, moose, bald and golden eagles, black bears, and other northern... Read more

Old Town Glassworks

Etching popular northern designs on unique 100% recycled glass, since 1994. Visit our gift shop in Old Town or come by for a workshop and make your own souvenir. Read more

Northern Nature

Northern Nature is owned by Geri Sigl - a photographer who explores the wilderness taking extraordinary photographs. You will find on his website listed below several galleries (photo albums). If you find an... Read more

Moraine Point Lodge and Wilderness Retreat

Stay at our Moraine Point Lodge and take guided hikes, see and photograph old cabins long ago abandoned, enjoy bird watching and wildlife photography, berry picking, and shoreline fishing. We have customized itineraries... Read more

First Air

Canada’s largest diverse airline with a reputation as the leading “Airline of the North.” Read more

Enodah Wilderness Travel/ Trout Rock Lodge

Trout Rock Lodge is a beautiful wilderness lodge located in the pristine North Arm of Great Slave Lake. It is a 15 minute floatplane ride from Yellowknife. Read more

Canadian North

Scheduled passenger, cargo, and charter flight service. Connections from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut to domestic and international destinations. Enjoy Aurora Class service and collect Aeroplan points. Read more

Bluefish Services

With Bluefish Services you’ll get an unforgettable taste of Great Slave Lake. During the summer, travel by boat to the best fishing spots around Yellowknife. During the winter, travel to the best spots from the comfort... Read more

Bathurst Inlet Lodge Ltd.

Escape to an Arctic Oasis at one of Travel and Leisure's "World's 25 Top Ecolodges" and a recipient of Nunavut Tourism's Award of Excellence - Bathurst Inlet Lodge. Remote wilderness lodge with spectacular tundra... Read more

Aurora Village

Aurora Village is a unique Aurora-viewing facility situated 25 minutes from downtown Yellowknife. Simply the most popular Aurora-viewing experience in the world! Read more

Air Canada

Bringing the world to the Northwest Territories with award-winning service and daily flights to Yellowknife from Edmonton and Calgary. Read more

Trophy Lodge (Great Slave Lake)

Situated at the far-east end of Great Slave Lake, Trophy Lodge accommodates 16 in 4 housekeeping cabins. Three staff members are on site to ensure your stay and fishing experience are as memorable as the... Read more

Tukto Lodge

Trophy "catch and release" fishing for Lake Trout (to 52 lb) and Arctic Grayling (to 4 lb) on river rapids on Dubawnt Lake and Mosquito Lake. Read more

B. Dene Adventures

Your Dene Connection in Yellowknife. B. Dene Adventures is a Traditional Dene Culture Camp business which teaches the Dene way of life through our history, our language and our unique connection to the land. B. Dene... Read more

Great Slave Lake Safaris

Overnight and day fishing trips from Yellowknife to Blanchet Island on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.  Read more

Warburton Bay Lodge

Warburton Bay has a magic of its own. Located on the southwest end of Mackay Lake, it is close to the tree line. Warburton Bay Lodge is 217km Northeast of Yellowknife by float plane in the summer and 257 km on the world... Read more

True North Safaris

We have been providing outfitting services in the Central Barren Lands north of Yellowknife since 1983. We offer hunting safaris for caribou, black bear, arctic wolf, guided by experienced professionals. We also offer... Read more

Fraserway RV

Fraserway RV is Canada's largest RV dealer, with locations coast to coast, so we're never far from you. Read more

Wild Aurora Bear Camp

An easy 2 hour drive from Yellowknife with a stop at the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, Wild Aurora Bear Camp was first established as a Tlicho hunting and trapping cabin and has evolved as a tourism and learning centre... Read more

Arctic Safaris

Fishing and Barrenlands wildlife photography, including migrating caribou, at the Obstruction Rapids in the central Barrenlands north of Yellowknife. Read more

Aylmer Lake Lodge

World Class Lake Trout Angling Aylmer Lake Lodge is located in Rocknest Bay on Aylmer Lake, NWT. A beautiful arctic barrenlands setting about 150 Km north of the treeline and 370 Km NE... Read more

Northern Frontier Visitors Association

If you are planning a trip to Yellowknife, here is where you'll find the information you need to choose a place to stay and arrange a tour, a fishing trip, or an Aurora viewing package. Our Northern Frontier Visitors... Read more

Northern Exposure

The most reliable and economical transportation service in Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. No request is too big or too small. Read more

Northern BC Tourism Association

British Columbia borders on and has road access to the southwestern Northwest Territories via the Liard Highway.   Read more

Indian Mountain Lodge

Fish for Trophy Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling at our all-inclusive lodge located in East Arm, Great Slave Lake. Fly in from Yellowknife between July and August. Read more

Great Slave Helicopters

​Serving the NWT for over 31 years with bases in Norman Wells, Inuvik, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson and Yellowknife as well as in BC, Alberta, Ontario. We have light, intermediate and medium aircraft available to suit the... Read more

Gamètì Motel

Eight spacious rooms. Inquire for special tourist rates, day trips and packages. Read more

CanaDream Inc.

Experience Canada and the NWT at your own pace with a quality motorhome from CanaDream. With locations in Whitehorse, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Victoria and Edmonton, a CanaDream motorhome can take... Read more

Canadian Helicopters Limited

Over 50 years of experience, with 132 aircraft operating from 43 locations across Canada including three in the NWT. Serving many industry sectors including parks and tourism, oil and gas, mining, construction and... Read more

Budget Car Rental - Yukon

Vehicle rentals in Whitehorse, Yukon, serving Dempster Highway travellers. There are two locations at the airport and downtown.   Read more

Bathurst Arctic Services

Paddle our Arctic rivers! Canoe outfitting in the Central Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Burnside, Mara, Hood, Thelon, Back, Coppermine Rivers and more. One call does it all; we arrange air transport, rent canoes,... Read more

Alkan Air Ltd.

Charter airline serving Yukon, NWT, BC and Alaska. Charters, group charters, sightseeing flights (wheels only). Cessna 206, Cessna Caravan, Single Otter, Piper Chieftain, Beech 200.   Read more

Air North, Yukon's Airline

Experience authentic Yukon hospitality and complimentary meals on-board our frequent, comfortable, and affordable jet service to Yellowknife from Ottawa and Whitehorse–as well as from Whitehorse to Inuvik. Read more

Adventure Northwest Ltd.

One of the most diverse outfitters in the North offering Big Game hunts for barrenground and Arctic Island caribou, Mainland and Arctic Island muskox, Arctic wolf, barrenground grizzly bear, polar bear and walrus.... Read more

Adlair Aviation

Charter service available throughout NWT & Nunavut, with bases of operation in Yellowknife & Cambridge Bay. Read more

Sah Naji Kwe Lodge/Rabesca's Resources Ltd.

Book your next training session and/or workshop at our all season day lodge accommodating up to 24 for meetings. Enjoy a natural setting along the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, accessible by road.  Read more

Select Holidays

Since 1981, offering customized land tours as well as escorted land/air departures throughout the Northwest Territories. Escorted group and independent air, land and cruise packages. Read more

Summit Air

Summit Air is a specialized charter aviation company with a keen focus on customer service and customized aviation solutions. Read more

Target North (Services 2004)

Light duty pickup truck rentals. Associated with VISA truck rentals.   Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is used by millions to experience our country's legendary wilderness. Now 73% complete, the Trail is over 16,800 kilometres long connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. Comprised of... Read more

Villers Air Services Ltd.

Peter Villers makes the safety and efficiency of every flight his own personal responsibility. The entire staff at Villers Air are committed to customer service and dedicated to the comfort and safety of all our... Read more

Winterhawk Bed and Breakfast

Winterhawk'€™s spacious main floor suite is dedicated entirely to our guests. We invite you to relax in the comfort of our guest living room, sit by the crackling wood stove or lounge on the main floor patio. Truly... Read more

Deh Cho Travel Connection

The Deh Cho Travel Connection is a driving route that extends just over 1,800 kilometres from "Mile Zero" of the Mackenzie Highway to "Mile Zero" of the Alaska Highway through northern Alberta, British Columbia and the... Read more

Great Slave Adventures

Specializing in outdoor adventures, we offer an affordable way for those visiting the Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife to fish and explore Great Slave Lake.  Read more

Aquilon Power Kite

Welcome to Aquilon Power Kite, the fastest way to get in touch with the wind!  Read more

Tli Cho Motel

Tli Cho Motel is a seven room motel in Behchoko. Read more

Bernadette's B&B

Nice bed & breakfast in Lutselk’e located near the lake. Read more

Peterson's Point Lake Lodge

Our lodge sets the scene for different types of adventures depending on the experience you choose. The wonders include: experiencing incredible fishing, capturing the northern lights, migratory wildlife and the tundra... Read more

NARWAL Northern Adventures

Northern and Remote Wilderness Adventures Ltd. (NARWAL) is a small, friendly, majority Aboriginal owned and operated family business. Our reputation as a competent, safety conscious outdoor adventure school is well... Read more

Namushka Lodge (1982) Ltd

Fly-in fishing lodge on Harding Lake, 32 air miles (52 km) east of Yellowknife. Enjoy fishing for Lake Trout, Pike, Whitefish and Walleye. For the outdoor adventurer, rock hounding and bird watching (bald... Read more

Hearne Lake Lodge

Hearne Lake Lodge is a remote fly-in fishing lodge only 20-minute floatplane ride east of Yellowknife. To serve you better, we limit ourselves to eight guests at one time, open June to mid-September. We are fishing... Read more

Frontier Fishing Lodge

Fly-In fishing lodge in the Northwest Territories on Great Slake Lake's Eastern Arm 3km northeast of the Akaitcho Dene community of Lutsel K'e. World-class fishing for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling and... Read more

Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort

Eco-award winning, all-season, fly-in (from Yellowknife) wilderness resort and lodge. Open summer and winter for aurora viewing, fishing, and wilderness holidays out of Yellowknife. Read more

Sandy Point Lodge

Fly-in fishing on Gordon Lake, 100 km northeast of Yellowknife. Lake Trout (to 56 lb) and Northern Pike. Fly in by float plane.   Read more

Yellow Dog Lodge, Inc.

* 7 LAKES TO CHOOSE FROM * Yellow Dog Lodge is a comfortable lodge with 3 private cabins for our guests. The lodge is a short (15 minute) floatplane ride from Yellowknife.  Located on Duncan and Graham... Read more

Enodah Wilderness Travel/ Trout Rock Lodge

Trout Rock Lodge is a beautiful wilderness lodge located in the pristine North Arm of Great Slave Lake. It is a 15 minute floatplane ride from Yellowknife. Read more

Trophy Lodge (Great Slave Lake)

Situated at the far-east end of Great Slave Lake, Trophy Lodge accommodates 16 in 4 housekeeping cabins. Three staff members are on site to ensure your stay and fishing experience are as memorable as the... Read more

Warburton Bay Lodge

Warburton Bay has a magic of its own. Located on the southwest end of Mackay Lake, it is close to the tree line. Warburton Bay Lodge is 217km Northeast of Yellowknife by float plane in the summer and 257 km on the world... Read more

Aylmer Lake Lodge

World Class Lake Trout Angling Aylmer Lake Lodge is located in Rocknest Bay on Aylmer Lake, NWT. A beautiful arctic barrenlands setting about 150 Km north of the treeline and 370 Km NE... Read more

Indian Mountain Lodge

Fish for Trophy Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling at our all-inclusive lodge located in East Arm, Great Slave Lake. Fly in from Yellowknife between July and August. Read more

Gamètì Motel

Eight spacious rooms. Inquire for special tourist rates, day trips and packages. Read more

Sah Naji Kwe Lodge/Rabesca's Resources Ltd.

Book your next training session and/or workshop at our all season day lodge accommodating up to 24 for meetings. Enjoy a natural setting along the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, accessible by road.  Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

Winterhawk Bed and Breakfast

Winterhawk'€™s spacious main floor suite is dedicated entirely to our guests. We invite you to relax in the comfort of our guest living room, sit by the crackling wood stove or lounge on the main floor patio. Truly... Read more

Tli Cho Motel

Tli Cho Motel is a seven room motel in Behchoko. Read more

Bernadette's B&B

Nice bed & breakfast in Lutselk’e located near the lake. Read more

Tłįchǫ Online Store

Tłı̨chǫ Online Store, sells handmade authentic native art and crafts made by First Nations and Northern artists from the Northwest Territories Read more

Old Town Glassworks

Etching popular northern designs on unique 100% recycled glass, since 1994. Visit our gift shop in Old Town or come by for a workshop and make your own souvenir. Read more

Northern Frontier Visitors Association

If you are planning a trip to Yellowknife, here is where you'll find the information you need to choose a place to stay and arrange a tour, a fishing trip, or an Aurora viewing package. Our Northern Frontier Visitors... Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

Territorial holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices for details. Read more