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About NWT

About NWT

A destination like no other

The Northwest Territories is so many things. It's the start of a journey. An attitude. A destination like no other.

It is a place from the pages of history. A place that still lives free and wild. Big and big-hearted. Full of adventure and discovery. And more accessible than you think.

It is endless waters and unmatched landscapes. The Northwest Territories is the last corner of North America to be tamed – home to the biggest and deepest lakes, the highest waterfalls, the fabled Northwest Passage, the forbidding Barrenlands and so much more.

It is home to friendly faces, idyllic towns and vibrant cities. The Northwest Territories is home to people with deep roots, diverse cultures, hearty handshakes and spellbinding stories. In small towns, ancient ways still rule – and cities burst with frontier spirit.

It is its legendary past and a constantly evolving present. In the Northwest Territories, history is all around you – from the Ice Age-era muskoxen, to the traditions that have been followed since time immemorial, to the historic sites of Dene, Inuvialuit, fur-traders, bush pilots, miners and more.

It is stunning skies and weather that's wild and wonderful. The Northwest Territories is the best place on Earth to witness the cavorting Aurora and the midnight sun. In summer, it's downright toasty. In winter, the weather gets weird, with sundogs, moonbows, trees frosted in glitter, and roads made out of ice.

It is an immense land here for you to explore. It is waiting for you.

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