9 reasons the Northwest Territories is a watery wonderland

9 reasons the Northwest Territories is a watery wonderland

Lean in close. We have a secret to share.

It's about Canada's liquid paradise – a place shimmering with thousands of rivers and lakes, hundreds of waterfalls and hotsprings, plus millions of tons of ice, snow and permafrost.

The Northwest Territories boasts 163,000 square kilometres of fresh water. That's more water than can be found in Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Norway and Mongolia combined. It all adds up to a watery wonderland, ideal for fishing, sailing, paddling, swimming, jet-boating – you name it. 

Here's nine wonderful ways to enjoy the waters of the Northwest Territories.

SECRET 1
Lakes

… lakes, and more lakes. We’re home to the two largest lakes entirely within Canada, Great Bear and Great Slave, which together cover 60,000 square kilometres – bigger than Nova Scotia. Great Slave is also the deepest lake in North America, plunging down more than 2,000 feet. Meanwhile, Great Bear is the world’s 10th-greatest lake in volume, so vast it could provide everyone on Earth with two-centuries-worth of fresh drinking water. These inland seas, along with other huge local lakes like Lac La Martre, Kasba and MacKay, are home to the world’s best trout-fishing, as well as endless adventures by motorboat, sail, canoe, kayak, floatplane and more.

secret 2
Snow

Up here, snow means opportunity. In October, when the waters of the Northwest Territories freeze over and bountiful, soft snow blankets our rugged landscape, the fun begins. Huskies tow dog-sledders along glimmering backwoods trails. Snowmobilers play in the powder. Skiers glide along groomed trails, while snowshoe-clad hikers march across the drifts. And winter-campers build igloos – the perfect way to snooze beneath the radiant Northern Lights.

secret 3
hot springs

After the 30-kilometre paddle through the cliff-lined First Canyon of Nahanni National Park, you arrive here, at Kraus Hot Springs. Named after pioneers Gus and Mary Kraus, who lived here for nearly 30 years (lucky!), this sulfuric hot springs is an idyllic spa in the wilderness. Burbling year-round at 32°C, it smells like rotten eggs but it feels like heaven. It’s just one of the 19 known thermal pools in the region – likely the origin of legends about the North’s secret tropical forests. 

secret 4
Waterfalls

Flat water is soothing. Whitewater is fun. But when water goes vertical? It’s marvelous to behold. The Northwest Territories is home to so many plunging cascades that our busiest highway is called “The Waterfalls Route.” Roadside waterfalls like Sambaa Deh, Coral, Lady Evelyn, McNallie Creek, Louise and 10-storey-high Alexandra Falls draw tourists from around the world. Further off the beaten path are thundering natural wonders, including Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park – which, at twice the height of Niagara, is the most famous wilderness waterfall on Earth.

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Permafrost

Some of the most important water in the Northwest Territories lies hidden just inches beneath our feet. Our whole region is underlain with permafrost – a deep layer of ice suspended in the soil, creating bizarre phenomena. The freezing and thawing of permafrost brings the Northland to life, causing our “drunken forests,” “frost-wedge polygons” and other odd “thermokarst” features. Permafrost is also behind our famous “pingos” – the slow-motion, ice-filled eruptions bulging from the tundra near Tuktoyaktuk. And in places, we even use permafrost to our advantage, like when local hunters dig year-round natural freezers, such as in the photo above.

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Marshes

Marshes, sloughs, swamps and bogs aren’t especially sexy – unless you’re hunting monster Pike. Then, the abundant murky backwaters of the Northwest Territories become Shangri-La. Our warm, sluggish, reed-filled shallows are positively slithering with giant jackfish. There are places – like the fabled, island-strewn North Arm of Great Slave Lake – where these feisty beasts regularly top 40 pounds. Battle-eager fishermen can catch and release dozens per day, using spoons, spinners or even flies.  

secret 7
Ice

The Northwest Territories is legendary for ice. We drive on ice: Our 2,000-kilometre network of ice roads inspired the hit TV show Ice Road Truckers. You can sign up to tour our ice-roads by van, dogsled or snowmobile. We fish through ice: Sportfishing guides will take you on an ice-fishing adventure, angling for trout, whitefish, inconnu and more through the four-foot-thick ice of Great Slave Lake. Heck, we even party on ice: The March-long SnowKing Winter Festival takes place each year in an ornate ice palace constructed by Yellowknife’s coolest monarch and his crew of frosty assistants.

secret 8
Mineral waters

The Northwest Territories is home to perhaps the most famous mineral springs in Canada. At the Rabbitkettle, in Nahanni National Park, geothermal waters burble up from deep in the Earth. Dissolved calcium carbonate then leaches out, forming ornate “tufa” mounds. The North Mound of the Rabbitkettle is the largest tufa feature in Canada – 30 metres high, 60 metres wide, and 10,000 years old. Kick off your shoes and join park rangers for a barefoot tour to the top of this fragile, elegant formation, where you can peer down into the ancient, warm, mineral-laden spring.     

secret 9
Rivers

The Northwest Territories is a kingdom of rivers. We are home to Canada’s greatest stream, the mighty Mackenzie, 4,200 kilometres long and bearing more than two million gallons of water per second northward to the polar sea. We’re also home to the Slave, Liard, Back, Thelon, Coppermine, Dubawnt, Hay, Anderson, Peel, and Horton – all among Canada’s top 50 longest rivers. And, smaller but no less legendary, we are home to some of the greatest whitewater paddling routes on the planet, including the South Nahanni, the Keele, the Natla, the Mountain, and the Thomsen – the northernmost canoe-able river on Earth, flowing through otherworldly Aulavik National Park. 

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Built in 2009, Inuvik's Road’s End Golf Club boasts a grassy, 250-yard driving range and a three-hole course. Keep an eye out for ravens as you swing – the course once had to close when the sneaky birds made off with all the golf balls. 

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Seven Spruce Golf Course

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Ulukhaktok Golf Course

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Slave River Rapids

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Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park

One of the most popular parks in the Northwest Territories, Twin Falls boasts a wealth of attractions. The park, 75 kilometres north of the Alberta border, stretches along the rim of Twin Falls Gorge, encompassing 32-metre-high Alexnadra Falls, where the Hay River plunges into a deep...

Hay River Gorge

Just a few dozen metres from the heart of Enterprise, the earth falls away and a gaping chasm yawns. This is the Twin Falls Gorge, a Grand Canyon in miniature. Here, sheer limestone walls glitter like shimmering sand, while the rim is lined with a dark wall of evergreens. Hundreds of feet below,...

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The Mackenzie River

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Delta Ice Roads

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Rivers to the Arctic

Rivers to the Arctic Historically, the Dene travelled up the Yellowknife River from Great Slave Lake and crossed the height of land near Snare Lake to the Coppermine River on the way to the Barrenlands. Sir John Franklin was saved from starvation by the Dene near Snare Lake in 1820. Today,...

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The Ingraham Trail

The Ingraham Trail The Ingraham Trail stretches 70 kilometers east of Yellowknife threading together over a dozen lakes. There are picnic spots, hiking trails, campgrounds and boat launches all along the highway. It is terrific fishing, hiking, boating and canoeing country. Cameron Falls...

East Arm

East Arm Great Slave Lake's East Arm is a world class scenic and geological wonder. Spectacular cliffs drop 180 metres into the tenth largest lake in the world. The scenery is primeval, the result of glaciation in North America and of a clearly visible fault in the earth's crust. This is...

Great Bear Lake

Great Bear Lake Sahtu is the Dene name for gigantic Great Bear Lake. It means "bear waters," and might refer to the presence of barrenland grizzlies on the lake's eastern shores. Great Bear Lake is among the planet's largest bodies of fresh water, with a surface area of 31,400 sq km and...

Cirque of the Unclimbables

Cirque of the Unclimbables A challenge for world class mountaineers, the Cirque is located in the Ragged Range, near Glacier Lake, Northwest Territories. The Cirque's most famous peak – a must for every serious climber - is the Lotus Flower Tower, featured in Fifty Classic Climbs in North...

Historical Aviation Museum

Located at the North-Wright dock on DOT Lake, you'll find two log buildings here – one the original North-Wright base, and one built by Canoe North Adventures as a shelter for canoeists in transit. In addition, there are small buildings once used by the four airlines that operated in...

NORTH ARM TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Enjoy a break from driving at this roadside park, offering washrooms, a kitchen shelter and a boat launch. Stop and rest on the picturesque shores of Great Slave Lake to take photos or simply to relax with a picnic. Be sure to look around you – the scenery abruptly changes here from...

POWDER POINT TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Powder Point Day Use Area is located within Hidden Lake Territorial Park on the Ingraham Trail, a little more than 45 kilometres east of Yellowknife on the eastern arm of Prelude Lake. Powder Point offers access to both the the Lower Cameron River Canoe Route and the Powder Point Canoe Route....

PONTOON LAKE TERRITORIAL PARK

On the Ingraham Trail, this park features washrooms, a picnic area, trails and a boat launch.    

Gwich'in Territorial Park

The Dempster Highway serves as a boundary for this 8,800-hectare park, which includes two campgrounds (Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground and Gwich’in Territorial Campground), two day-use areas (Ehjuu NJik and Nihtak) and Tithegeh Chii Vitaii Lookout. The park is home to a...

​Back Bay Cemetery

Back Bay Cemetery, a City of Yellowknife Heritage Site, consists of 35 gravesites from 1936-46. The cemetery is located along the waterfront in Jackfish Draw, adjacent to Back Bay, on Great Slave Lake. It was Yellowknife's first graveyard, associated with many pioneering...

The Old Anglican Church

Built around 1880, this single-storey log church, complete with a gable roof and wooden steeple, is one of the oldest standing buildings in the Northwest Territories. It is located on the former Hudson's Bay lot in the historic centre of the community. The dovetailed log...

Knut Lang’s Place

The trading post known as Knut Lang’s Place is on the Peel Channel of the Mackenzie Delta, about 48 kilometres upstream from Aklavik. The post was built in the 1930s and includes includes standing log buildings, some with sod roofs. It was built by independent trader Knut...

Hay River Mission Sites

The Hay River Mission is a National Historic Site on the Hay River (K'atlodeeche) Dene Reserve. Established in the late 19th century, the site consists of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Ste. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, remains of a rectory, and associated cemeteries containing spirit...

Fireweed Studio

Built in the early 1930s as a blacksmith shop, this single-storey log building was originally situated on what is now the Giant Mine property. After being moved to its current location near City Hall it became a tourist information centre (1978-1992), and, now, an...

Canadian Pacific Float Base

Built in 1946 on the waterfront in Old Town, this City of Yellowknife Heritage Site was the city's first permanent floatplane base. Many aviation pioneers once worked out of this building, including Stan McMillan and Max Ward. In earlier years, the large hall was also used for social...

Bank of Toronto Building

Located at 7 Otto Drive on Latham Island, this log cabin is one of Yellowknife's oldest surviving buildings. Built in 1938 as a private residence, the city's Bank of Toronto branch opened here six years later. Allan Lambert, former president and chairman of the Toronto Dominion...

The Old Hudson Bay Warehouse

The Hudson Bay Warehouse in Old Town was built in 1945 to store retail goods imported by river from the south to feed, clothe and support the miners who established Yellowknife.

Our Lady of Lourdes schooner

Donated on behalf of Pope Pius XI in the 1930s, the schooner Our Lady of Lourdes sailed the Beaufort Sea for decades, delivering supplies to far-flung Catholic missions and carrying Inuvialuit children to Cathloic residential schools. Since 1982 the vessel has sat on display...

Traditional Sod House

Built with sawn drift logs covered with sod clumps for insulation, this popular visitor attraction is a recreation of a traditional Inuvialuit dwelling.   

Frame Lake Trail

This seven-kilometre loop around Frame Lake is the recreation trail for activity in the heart of the capital. While the eastern half is paved and passes by residential neighbourhoods, the western half consists of boardwalks over muskeg and wayfinding over rolling, forested-shrouded...

Log Bridges

Foot bridges over streams and gullies on town walking trails are constructed of huge driftwood logs from southern forests. The logs, salvaged along the Mackenzie River, are woven into the supports for some unique and attractive bridges designed by local resident and outfitter Rick Muyers.

Fort McPherson Tent and Canvas Shop

Established in 1970 to stimulate employment in Fort McPherson, this community-based enterprise combines local traditional skills with current manufacturing and production methods to craft a wide selection of products, from canvas tents to cordura nylon travel bags to...

McPherson House

Built in 1936, this one-and-a-half storey squared-log dwelling overlooks the Papal Flats in Fort Simpson. An excellent example of Metis architecture, it is located at the southern edge of the original Hudson’s Bay Company compound and is an icon of the fur-trade ...

Ehdaa National Historic Site

On the flats at the southwestern end of Fort Simpson Island, for centuries Dene gathered at this site during their seasonal rounds to allocate land use, arrange marriages, resolve disputes, hold puberty rites, undertake ceremonies of healing and thanksgiving, and trade goods and ...

Lafferty House

​The Lafferty House is a one-and-a-half storey squared-log dwelling built circa 1929,  located at the north end of the village of Fort Simpson, close to the waterfront. It was built by the Laffertys, a proud Metis family who have been in the Fort Simpson area since 1790 and were...

Old Log School House

The Old Log School House was the first school in Yellowknife. It was built in 1937 by prominent Yellowknife pioneers Ray G. 'Red' McPhie and 'Sleepy Jim' McDonald. Originally used as a mining kitchen and bunkhouse, it became a one-room schoolhouse in 1939, where Mildred Hall presided...

Bristol Freighter

Perched on a pillar near the entrance to town, the yellow and blue Bristol Freighter airplane greets visitors to Yellowknife, reminding them of the region's vital aviation history. Bush planes such as this one fed the development of the town, bringing people and supplies before...

Niven Lake Trail

Direclty across HIghway 3 from the Northern Frontier Visitor Centre, this easy two-kilometre loop explores the shoreline of a small marshy lake in the heart of a Yellowknife residential neighbourhood. Despite its urban location, Niven Lake is rich in wildlife, with beavers, muskrats...

Pilots' Monument

Yellowknife's most popular lookout rises above Old Town, providing a stupendenous view over Great Slave Lake, Back Bay and the northern reaches of the city. The monument is high up on "The Rock," and is accessed via a winding staircase to the top. It is dedicated to the bush pilots and...

Old Town

One of the most diverse, historic, offbeat neighbourhoods in Canada, Old Town is the beating heart of Yellowknife. Here, where the Precambrain Shield juts into Great Slave Lake, goldseekers 80 years ago pioneered what was to become the North's greatest settlement. Today the area is an intriguing...

Somba K'e Park

On the shores of Frame Lake in front of City Hall, this grassy park is Yellowknife's favourite gathering place. In summer, musical performances are common at the waterfront ampitheatre, and various attractions – the museum, the visitor centre, Firewood Studio, a towering drum-dance sculpture, etc...

The Ramparts

The closest thing to whitewater on the mighty Mackenzie River, this fast-flowing section occurs a few kilometres upstream from Fort Good Hope where the river is choked between 40-metre-high limestone cliffs.

Albert Faille's Cabin

Legendary prospector Albert Faille spent his life hutning for gold in the Nahanni Mountains. Each spring from the 1950s until his death in 1973 he journeyed up the Liard and Nahanni rivers from his home in Fort Simpson, portaging around the great Virginia Falls and...

EHJUU NJIK DAY USE AREA

Just off the side of the Dempster Highway, this day-use area has washrooms and access to great fishing.   

HAY LAKES CAMPGROUND

This municipal campground is located about four kilometres along the access road to Fort Liard. It's next to a small lake, and offers a kitchen shelter and several campsites.

NIHTAK DAY USE AREA

You'll find washrooms and a boat launch at this Depmster Highway day-use area.   

The Papal Site

On September 20, 1987, on the flats where the Mackenzie and Liard Rivers flow together above Fort Simpson, as many as 4,000 people – mostly Dene – gathered to welcome Pope John Paul II. It was the first time any pope had ever visited an Aboriginal community. His Holiness, wearing a caribou-skin...

Our Lady of Good Hope Church

The oldest and certainly the most ornate place of worship in the North, this tiny cathedral crowns a bluff overlooking the Mackenzie River in Fort Good Hope. Built starting in 1865 by Oblate missionaries – including the famed Father Émile Petitot –­ the church from the outside is whitewashed, steep...

The Mad Trapper’s Grave

In the depths of December, 1931, an enigmatic loner calling himself Albert Johnson shot and injured a policeman near the Rat River, not far from Aklavik. He then led authorities on a two-month goose-chase that was broadcast via radio around the world. As the sign beside his grave says, “With...

Bear Rock

Towering 400 metres above Tulita, sacred Bear Rock is said to be where Yamoria, the great law-giver of Dene lore, confronted a gang of giant beavers that had been drowning hunters. Yamoria killed three of the beavers and draped their vast pelts on Bear Rock – forming three dark circles that...

Fort Resolution National Historic Site

Here, on this rectangular peninsula jutting northward into Great Slave Lake, the Northern fur-trade got its foothold. Parks Canada has designated this 8.8-hectare expanse – long the site of a Hudson Bay Company post – as a national historic site. It and other trading posts in the region began...

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,... Read more

North-Wright Airways Ltd.

North-Wright Airways is the Sahtu Region's premier air service. We are located 145 km (90 miles) south of the Arctic Circle in the heart of the Sahtu Region, at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories and we have bases in... 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

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

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

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

Nahanni River Adventures

For over 30 years we have delivered guided natural history/wilderness adventures by canoe and raft. Our qualified and friendly guides are authorities on the Nahanni, Cirque of the Unclimbables and we maintain a low... Read more

Kasba Lake Lodge

Kasba Lake Lodge is famous for providing guests access to incredible triple trophy fishing. Huge Lake Trout, ferocious Northern Pike and feisty Arctic Grayling. Fly into our private airstrip from Winnipeg, MB. Every day... Read more

Pokiak Guiding and Outfitting

Guided hunting, community tours of Tuktoyaktuk and much more. Visit a local home to enjoy a unique opportunity to appreciate the lifestyle of the Inuvialuit people. Read more

Pokiak Guiding and Outfitting

Guided hunting, community tours of Tuktoyaktuk and much more. Visit a local home to enjoy a unique opportunity to appreciate the lifestyle of the Inuvialuit people. 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

Canoe North Adventures

Since 1987, offering guided canoe trips and hiking expeditions, logistical support and rentals for self-guided clients accessed through Norman Wells in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories including the... Read more

Canoe Arctic Inc.

For more than 40 years, Canoe Arctic Inc. has operated guided canoe trips on the most remote wild rivers left on our planet. With chartered amphibian aircraft based in Fort Smith, we fly our clientele in to the Thelon... Read more

Canoe Arctic Inc.

For more than 40 years, Canoe Arctic Inc. has operated guided canoe trips on the most remote wild rivers left on our planet. With chartered amphibian aircraft based in Fort Smith, we fly our clientele in to the Thelon... Read more

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Watch is a Nunavut resort, located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. A world-class beluga whale observation site, Arctic Watch offers access to hiking, kayaking, Arctic safaris with beluga whales, muskox,... Read more

Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Haven Lodge is a Nunavut 5-star resort, located on Ennadai Lake, 700 km east of Yellowknife. Arctic Haven is positioned on the tree line in the Canadian Arctic Barrens. Access is from Yellowknife. This area is... Read more

Strong Interpretation

There are many stories written here on this northern landscape, in the movement in the animals, in the growth of a jack pine, and in the people who live here. Strong Interpretation is here to interpret those stories... Read more

Tundra North Tours Ltd.

Thinking about visiting Canada's North? Let us organize your trip so you can focus on enjoying your #AuthenticArcticExperience! Local tour operator offering tours in the Mackenzie Delta area, including boat and flight... Read more

Tundra North Tours Ltd.

Thinking about visiting Canada's North? Let us organize your trip so you can focus on enjoying your #AuthenticArcticExperience! Local tour operator offering tours in the Mackenzie Delta area, including boat and flight... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Nahanni Wild

At Nahanni Wild we outfit and guide canoe and raft trips on Canada's renowned South Nahanni River and a select offering of the finest mountain and tundra river trips across the North. Each of our adventures has been... Read more

Nahanni Mountain Lodge

Remote private wilderness paradise on Little Doctor Lake, 100 km west of Fort Simpson. Accommodates 20 in cabins. Fishing, swimming, canoeing. Satellite phone.  June 1 to September 30. Three months advanced booking... Read more

Lynx Tundra Lodge

An Arctic Barrenlands trophy fishing adventure for the serious sportsman. Located on Lynx Lake (420 km east of Yellowknife) Lynx Tundra Lodge is your destination for trophy class Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling, Pickerel,... Read more

Great Slave Lake Tours

Great Slave Lake Tours offers winter and summer trips on Great Slave Lake, the ninth biggest lake in the world and the deepest lake in North America. Tour by boat in summer or Bombardier snowmobile (B12) in winter.... Read more

Canoe North

Canoe North, located in Hay River, Northwest Territories offers kayak and canoe rentals and sales. We can set you up for a self guided trip on a number of northern rivers and the Great Slave... 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... 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... Read more

Black Feather - The Wilderness Adventure Company

Guided wilderness canoeing, sea-kayaking and hiking adventures. Nahanni, Natla-Keele, Mountain, Coppermine, Hood Rivers. Photography, wilderness camping. Fully qualified guides, outfitted with top quality expedition... Read more

Beck's Kennels

World class dogsled tours! Kennel owned and operated by World Champion dog racer, Grant Beck. 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

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

2 Seasons Adventures

We are the Hay River adventure experts. See Hay River like you have never seen it before. We offer boat tours on Great Slave Lake, fishing tours to Brabant Island at the mouth of the Mackenzie River, and many other... Read more

2 Seasons Adventures

We are the Hay River adventure experts. See Hay River like you have never seen it before. We offer boat tours on Great Slave Lake, fishing tours to Brabant Island at the mouth of the Mackenzie River, and many other... Read more

Simpson Air

Simpson Air (and its predecessor) is the oldest continuously-operated flying service in the Mackenzie Valley, established in the early 1960s. Air charters and flightseeing tours are our specialty. Read more

Yellowknife Tours

Come experience world-class Aurora Borealis viewing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. We are the only guides in the Northwest Territories to offer services in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. With over 20... 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

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

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

Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve

Find extreme outdoor adventure and near absolute seclusion at the headwaters of the South Nahanni River. Naats’ihch’oh protects an undisturbed expanse of river valleys and peaks in the Mackenzie Mountains, home to... Read more

Chuck Gruben's Guiding and Outfitting

Chuck Gruben is an active Inuvialuit hunter and trapper very knowledgeable in the Tuktoyaktuk area offering customized tours (hunting, hiking, bird watching, fishing) available on request.   Read more

Arctic Adventure Tours & Arctic Chalet

Real Arctic Adventure Tours out of Inuvik - way up north above the Arctic Circle! We offer a variety of summer and winter tours. In summer we feature Cultural Tuk Tours, a spectacular flying tour and... Read more

Arctic Adventure Tours & Arctic Chalet

Real Arctic Adventure Tours out of Inuvik - way up north above the Arctic Circle! We offer a variety of summer and winter tours. In summer we feature Cultural Tuk Tours, a spectacular flying tour and... Read more

Arctic Adventure Tours & Arctic Chalet

Real Arctic Adventure Tours out of Inuvik - way up north above the Arctic Circle! We offer a variety of summer and winter tours. In summer we feature Cultural Tuk Tours, a spectacular flying tour and... Read more

Arctic Adventure Tours & Arctic Chalet

Real Arctic Adventure Tours out of Inuvik - way up north above the Arctic Circle! We offer a variety of summer and winter tours. In summer we feature Cultural Tuk Tours, a spectacular flying tour and... Read more

North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge

Full service lodge located on Cli Lake 72 miles (115 km) west of Fort Simpson in the Nahanni Mountain Range. Fishing, hiking, birding, wildlife viewing, cultural activities, conferences. Access by charter float... Read more

Nahanni Shuttle Partnership

Nahanni Shuttle provides charter van shuttles from the Nahanni to Fort Simpson. Read more

dBeck Kennels

Dogteam tours with experienced musher and kennel owner along traditional trails near Hay River. 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

Banks Island Tundra Tours

Sightseeing, camping trips, snowmobiling and ATV and boat trips. Banks Island Tundra Tours is mostly for people who like camping. Read more

Banks Island Tundra Tours

Sightseeing, camping trips, snowmobiling and ATV and boat trips. Banks Island Tundra Tours is mostly for people who like camping. Read more

Aurora Nights Lodge

Summer and winter packages on the Taltson River. Drive out by snowmobile from Fort Resolution or fly out from Fort Smith. Tent frame accommodation. Excellent fishing, custom packages. Read more

Aurora Nights Lodge

Summer and winter packages on the Taltson River. Drive out by snowmobile from Fort Resolution or fly out from Fort Smith. Tent frame accommodation. Excellent fishing, custom packages. Read more

Adventure Canada

Family owned and operated tour company specializing in Arctic expedition cruising. Read more

Taltson Big Pike Lodge

Boat tours in the wildlife-rich Slave River delta and fishing at Taltson Big Pike Lodge. Read more

Taiga Tour Company

We offer a wide range of tour packages for the adventure enthusiast and invite you to join us for a personalized experience in and around Wood Buffalo National Park. Tour packages range from 3-10 days. 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

Old Town Paddle & Co.

Old Town Paddle & Co. are the most northern Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) outfitter in Canada. Read more

Nivek Ltd.

Dogsled rides and Kennel Tours. Read more

Shehtah Adventures

Call us about our exciting year-round packages and experience the best of the Dehcho region and Denendeh. Read more

Yellowknife Ski Club

Explore 14 kilometres of groomed trails near downtown Yellowknife. Read more