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Authentic. Immersive. Indigenous.

The Northwest Territories has been the homeland of Indigenous people for time immemorial. Here, ways of life and cultures are as old as the land itself.

Indigenous experiences are the enduring heart of the Northwest Territories’ timeless land and they make it as unique as the people who call it home. In all 33 communities across the territory, traditional ways of life and knowledge endure. The opportunity is here to experience something meaningful and memorable.

Take the time to listen to the legends and stories of the Aurora and then bask in the spectacular glow of our Northern Lights. Take an Indigenous tour out on the land in any season and hunt, fish, paddle, and learn how culture is preserved. Understand the relationship with the land and experience Northern nourishment from around the fire or at a community feast. You’ll never experience something as powerful as an authentic Indigenous tourism experience.

Indigenous Stories

Learn the legends of the Aurora. See a different way of life. Experience the territory through the words of those who know it best.

Aurora and our Culture

Connect with the Stories

Discover the deep timeless connection between the Aurora and the people of the NWT. The Indigenous cultures of the North have lived under and experienced Aurora more than anyone, and the combined experience of watching Northern Lights while learning about their cultural significance is a magical and memorable experience.

Indigenous Art

A unique mix of traditional techniques and modern styles

You can find amazing Indigenous art in communities across the territory. Get inspired by the North’s natural beauty and find art with a meaningful connection to the land and the history of the people who call it home.

Indigenous Tours

Experience the NWT, guided by those who know it best

Immerse yourself in genuine Indigenous culture. Get hands-on experience out on the land. Indigenous-owned tours and experiences will show you a completely unique side of Canada.

Centuries of Culture

From the Arctic Ocean to the 60th Parallel, vibrant cultures thrive

Indigenous Peoples Day is a holiday in the NWT. It provides an opportunity to learn about the different cultures in the NWT that are as diverse as the land itself. In every community, you’ll interact with a rich tapestry of peoples, practices, celebrations, songs, dances, stories, art, and knowledge. Every experience is different, but the lasting sense of connection is the same.


This is the opportunity you've been waiting for to see the Northwest Territories from the perspective of those who know it best.

Indigenous Videos

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Destination Western Arctic: Home of Proud Peoples

For eons, the Gwich'in and Inuvialuit have called this ancient land home. Traditions and cultures are preserved proudly in the treeless tundra that stretches to the Arctic Ocean.

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Welcome to My Homeland - Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve

The Sahtu Dene and Métis are at the heart of an ancient cultural landscape that features sacred sites, well-travelled routes, and stories both young and old.

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Welcome to the Spectacular Northwest Territories

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