Northwest Territories Tourism is a not for profit organization, responsible to over 200 tourism business members in the Northwest Territories. We are the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the NWT tasked with marketing Northwest Territories Tourism (NWTT) products. NWTT promotes tourism product locally, nationally and internationally.
NWTT uses a variety of innovative marketing strategies to help build awareness of the NWT and to provide the opportunity for our industry operators to market their tourism products and services directly to the consumer. NWTT participates in a wide range of marketing activities including print and web advertising, social media, consumer and trade shows, familiarization tours and a variety of experiential marketing campaigns. Marketing efforts support key sectors which include sport hunting, sport fishing, Aurora, outdoor adventure, touring and business travel.
We believe that the NWT is an amazing tourism destination, rich with culture, history and one-of-a-kind opportunities.
NWTT is led by a Board of Directors with 14 members – seven elected members representing diverse sectors of the NWT tourism industry, one appointed member from each of the six First Nations Governments in the NWT and one appointed member from Industry, Tourism and Investment Department, Government of the Northwest Territories.
Jenni Bruce – Chair NPREIT - Regional Manager/Yellowknife
Gordon Gin – Director Yellow Dog Lodge Telephone: 403.668.9936
Grant Beck – Director Beck's Kennels Telephone: 867.873.5603
Marion Lavigne – Director Up Here Magazine Telephone: 867.766.6701
Kelly Kaylo – Director (Ex-Officio) GNWT - ITI Telephone: 867.873.7115
Frank V. Lafferty – Director Akaitcho Territory
Margaret Nazon – Director Gwich'in Tribal Council
Moise Rabesca – Director Tlicho Government Telephone: 867.371.3096
Denny Rodgers – Director
Inuvialuit Development Corporation
Judith Wright-Bird – Director
Doug Lamalice – Director
Deh Cho First Nations Telephone: 867.874.6037
Who We Are
Northerners speak “welcome” in no fewer than 11 official languages and many more, from countries that range from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Visitors will always be welcomed in English, but chances are just about every second person you meet can speak at least one other language. Roughly half our 43,000 residents are of Aboriginal origin. The larger centres, Yellowknife, Inuvik and Hay River, are also home to more recent arrivals. Who are we? From North to South, we are the Inuit and the Inuvialuit, the Gwich’in, the Sahtu Dene and Metis, the Dehcho people, the Tlicho and the Akaitcho people. Friendly, open and adventurous Northerners add to the charm of the Northwest Territories. You’ll meet them in every community and while travelling with our outfitters and guides. And every one has a great story to tell.