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Take a trip to a deeper place

Welcome to the Northwest Territories — a land of awe-inspiring natural beauty and boundless adventures. Be in awe of towering mountains, plunging waterfalls, pristine lakes teeming with fish, and enjoy the warm hospitality of friendly residents. Joining  a guided tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the wonders of expansive wilderness. 

Depending on your time, interests and the season, you can tour the NWT in almost every way possible — by land, water or air. At the same time, you can delve into your own interests through tours that include everything from photography, hiking, paddling and fishing to Aurora Borealis viewing and snowmobiling.

On community tours, your guide’s insider knowledge provides an informative and engaging way to learn the history behind cultural landmarks, where to eat, or how to find the most scenic walking paths. Looking to see some of the outstanding arts and crafts produced locally or take in cultural activities. Your guide can also direct you to galleries and community centres. 

Cold weather? No problem. In winter, tour operators will pick you up and drive you in heated vehicles to the best Northern Lights viewing locations. They’ll provide cozy weather gear so you can stand beneath the Aurora Borealis in total comfort. Day tours in many communities may also include dogsledding or ice-fishing. 

If you prefer a raven’s-eye view of the NWT, try flightseeing. One of the most popular flightseeing destinations is the Nahanni National Park Reserve: fly out from any of the surrounding communities, and witness the park’s four towering canyons and the South Nahanni River as it tumbles over Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls) – nearly twice the height of Niagara Falls.

Boat tours can bring you to islands and places that would otherwise be inaccessible. Whether you are travelling on a powerboat or canoe, boat tour operators know the best stops to make and they’ll share their local knowledge along the way.

If you want to drive, a self-led tour down the Dempster Highway or the Dehcho Connection is a great choice. But if you prefer, leave the driving to experts. A road tour always brings out all the charms of the NWT – its wildlife and stunning landscapes.

However you choose to explore, the NWT offers unparalleled experiences. Whether by land, water, or air, each tour reveals the territories’ unique charm, wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. So, prepare for an unforgettable journey and get ready to witness the spectacular beauty of the NWT.