21 majorly zen places where you can totally chill out in the Northwest Territories

21 majorly zen places where you can totally chill out in the Northwest Territories

Man, life is stressful. But it doesn't have to be. The Northwest Territories is super-chill. Check out all these places where you can put your feet up, unwind, and enjoy the sound of silence. Everyone say it with me: Ommmmmm .... 


1. Need to lower your blood pressure? Pay a visit to this frosty forest near Blachford Lake Lodge ... 


2. Or crouch down beside Glacier Lake, in Nahanni National Park Reserve, watching the water ripple ... 


3. Maybe you should just stretch out in this fluffy field of Arctic cotton. 


4. Shhhh! It's a bull caribou! He's living in the moment, just taking a relaxing stroll through the Barrenlands


5. This trout is really mellow, too. It must be nice, just swimming around all day in a refreshing lake.


6. Here are some pretty shore cliffs, gently washed by Great Slave Lake


7. And here's a tranquil field of fireweed.


8. Is anything more calming than rain on the water? Check it out – a summer shower moving across Great Bear Lake


9. The Keele River looks pretty nice. It's in Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve. Crazy sky, hey? 


10. Oh wow. The Aurora is magical over Pine Lake in Wood Buffalo National Park


11. It would be nice to camp beside this gurgling brook in the Mackenzie Mountains. 


12. And imagine wandering through this brilliant autumn tundra alongside the remote Dempster Highway


13. What a bucolic buffalo!


14. Ah, so calming – the mist cloaking the South Slave lowlands. 


15. How cool would it be to just chill out in this pretty perch, gazing over the the Natla River


16. Best. Campsite. Ever. 


17. What? Is this even real? Yep, it's Northern Lights above the Hay River Gorge


18. That's some seriously groovy art in Yellowknife's Old Town. 


19. It would be fun to peer over the rim of this slot canyon in Tuktut Nogait National Park


20. Whoa, the Mackenzie River Delta is a crazy maze! It's like one of those cool Celtic knots or something. 


21. Oh, hey muskoxen! You're just chowing grass on Banks Island, chillaxing in the midnight sun. Sweet spot you've got. Namaste dudes!


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