Great Slave Lake looks inviting, eh? Rent a canoe or paddleboard from Narwal Northern Adventures or Old Town Paddle. Circumnavigate Latham Island and Joliffe Island, gawking at the shacks, mansions, floatplanes and houseboats.
Righteously fatigued, dine on the deck of The Woodyard, where you lift a glass of their Northern-flavoured, craft-brewed suds.
And for a late-night taste of frontier spirit, head to the most celebrated saloon in the North, the Gold Range. Here, the dance floor is alive with two-stepping, and the patrons range from political elites to trappers just in from the bush.
In the evening, before your flight home, treat yourself to dinner at Bullock’s Bistro, where you sup on catch-of-the-day whitefish and toast the Northwest Territories, vowing one day to return.