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Francais:

TNO SPECTACULAIRE
Vous voulez vivre la nature en complete liberté? Vous cherchez une expèrience fascinante et inoubliable? Les Territoires du Nord-Ouest vous attendent! Qu’il s’agisse de la descente vertigineuse de la rivière Nahanni ou de randonnées paisibles dans le Parc Wood Buffalo, il y en a pour tous les goûts. Contactez nous pour de l’information touristique en français.

  • Numéro de téléphone principal: 867-873-5962 poste: 2
  • Pour le tourisme d’affaires uniquement: 867-873-5962 poste: 4

Adresse: 5204 50ème Avenue Suite 102  Yellowknife, NT   X1A 1E2

  

English:

Do you want to live in complete freedom? Looking for a fascinating and unforgettable experience? The Northwest Territories are waiting for you! Whether it’s the steep descent of the Nahanni River or peaceful hikes in Wood Buffalo Park, there’s something for everyone.

Contact us for tourist information in French.

  • Primary Phone Number: (867) 873-5962 Ext: 2
  • For Business Tourism Only: (867) 873-5962 Ext: 4

Address: 5204 50th Avenue, Suite 102, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1E2

 

 

Fort Smith Visitor Reception Centre

Fort Smith Visitor Centre in the Northwest Territories

Start your visit off in Fort Smith at the town’s helpful visitor reception centre. Here you’ll find tourism packages and info on local attractions, trails, and wildlife, and Wood Buffalo National Park activities and attractions. Book a historical walking tour of the community, find out the best spots to view the Aurora, or sign up for a guided hike into Wood Buffalo National Park, or down to the Slave River Rapids. You can also register at the reception centre for backcountry camping expeditions, view interpretive videos, talk with the friendly staff, and purchase some memorable NWT road trip souvenirs. Open seven days a week from May to Labour Day, and five days a week during the winter.

Website: https://fortsmith.ca/

Email: townoffortsmith@fortsmith.ca

Phone: (867) 872-8400

Western Arctic Regional Visitor Centre

Western Arctic Regional Visitor Centre in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories

If you’ve never visited the Western Arctic before then make sure to start your adventure with a quick stop at the Western Arctic Visitor Centre in Inuvik. It’s your one-stop shop for information related to visiting or travelling through this incredible region.

Located on Mackenzie Road, just as you enter town from the Dempster Highway, the Visitor Centre contains a multitude of fascinating exhibits on local art, flora, fauna, and neighbouring communities. This is also where you can pick up your official Arctic Circle Adventurer Certificate.

The Centre is open from June 1 to September 1 and hosts weekly events based around northern culture. Call 867-777-7237 (or 867-777-7353 during the off-season) or email travel_westernarctic@gov.nt.ca for more information.

Nataiinlaii Territorial Park Visitor Centre

Nitainlaii Territorial Park Visitor Centre in the Northwest territories

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Peel River, tucked in amongst the white birch and spruce trees, Nitaiinlaii Territorial Park is an ideal place to unwind after an epic journey on the Dempster Highway

Though the park is best known as a campground, it’s also a popular picnic day-use area and rest stop. Just inside the entrance is a beautiful log building, cut from Peel River timber, which serves as an interpretive and information centre. It provides travellers information about the local area, exciting adventures to be had and current conditions of the Dempster. The interpretive centre also features historical displays detailing the rich culture and traditions of the Gwich’in people.

Nataiinlaii means “water flowing out in all directions” in the Gwich’in language. The Gwich’in were the first inhabitants of this area and the park is named after the waters here that served as their hunting and fishing grounds, as well as a vital transportation route.

There are 23 non-powered campsites in the park with picnic tables, fire pits and firewood. The site also features washrooms, a kitchen shelter, drinking water and on-site security. There’s no online booking for the camp, but sites are generally available at all times and can be booked upon arrival.

Nataiinlaii is located about 200 kilometres south of Inuvik at the 541 kilometre (Mile 336) point, only 76 kilometres after crossing the Yukon border.

Fort Simpson Visitor Information Centre

Aerial view of Fort Simpson in the NWT

The Fort Simpson Visitor Information Centre has all the info you need to enjoy your visit. Staff will happily escort you on a walking tour of the community, pointing out the historical and cultural significance of Fort Simpson’s many sights. Inside you will find cultural exhibits showcasing the history of the region and the Dene people, as well as a selection of arts and crafts made by local artists of the Dehcho region available for purchase. Stop by and say hello as you explore Fort Simpson.

Phone: (867) 695-2253

Email: tourismfs2021@gmail.com

Hay River Visitor Centre

Hay River Visitor Centre

One of the first stops you should make when you arrive in beautiful Hay River is the Visitor Information Centre. Here you will find knowledgeable staff eager to help you. They will have local knowledge about the Town and surrounding region as well as current information on what is happening in the ‘Hub of the North’.

The Hay River Visitor Information Centre is open year-round.
Summer Hours (May to September) – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday to Sunday.
Winter Hours (September to May) –  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday

Website: https://hayriver.com/tourism/visitor-information-centre/
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Email: tourism@hayriver.com
Phone: 867-874-3180

Blackstone Visitor Information Centre

Visitor centre at Blackstone Territorial Park in the NWT

Inside the scenic Blackstone Territorial Park is this intriguing interpretive centre that’s worth a visit all on its own, even if you’re just stopping to camp or passing through.

The visitor’s centre has details about local adventure tours, as well as current weather and river conditions. It also features interpretive displays and video information about the First Nations history of the area.

Located at the convergence point of three rivers – the Peace, Liard and Mackenzie – Blackstone has long held significant importance to the Dehcho Dene, serving as an vital transportation route and hunting and fishing area.

You can find out more about this fascinating region from the friendly staff at the Blackstone Visitor Information Centre, which is open seven days a week during parks season (mid-May to mid-September), from 8am to 11pm.

60th Parallel Visitor Information Centre

The 60th parallel sign in the Northwest Territories

The 60th Parallel marks the land boundary between the provinces and territories in Canada. Located on Highway 1 at the Alberta/NWT border, the 60th Parallel Territorial Park is a great place to stop, stretch your legs, and get a first taste of what the North has to offer. 

The centre offers brochures, maps, fishing licences, camping permits, a pay phone, drinking water, and washrooms. Fresh coffee is available to travellers, who can check out the local Indigenous arts and crafts on display, or learn from audiovisual presentations that depict the Northern culture of the NWT. 

Next to the visitor centre is a small campground with seven sites and a scenic picnic area overlooking the gorgeous Hay River. The centre is open from mid-May to mid-September from 8am to 8pm. 

 

 

Acho Dene Native Crafts Store

Birch baskets at the Acho Dene Native Crafts store in the NWT

One of the finest galleries in all of the Northwest Territories, this sunny store is an essential stop for travellers on the Liard Highway. Here you’ll find handmade birchbark baskets, moosehide moccasins, and authentic beaded accessories. A wealth of Indigenous artworks and traditional crafts are for sale, and the shopkeepers are brimming with handy information about the area.

The Deh Gáh Got’îê Dene who live in the Dehcho region traditionally would move with the seasons – hunting, trapping and fishing off the land. They made abundant use of the resources around them while developing strong artistic styles still present in their crafts today.

The Acho Dene Craft Store began operating in 1976. Over 40 local crafters and artists living in the community lovingly and carefully produce the products sold here. The items are usually a blend of ancestral techniques and themes, combined with traditional and modern materials. The business also staffs and maintains a tourist kiosk for the Government of the Northwest Territories Department in its shop, located in the beautiful community of Fort Liard.

Hay River Heritage Centre

Located in Hay River’s Old Town, this museum occupies the community’s former Hudson’s Bay store, built in 1948. In it, you’ll find displays showcasing the various eras of the town’s history, as well as exhibits on Métis and K’atl’odeeche Dene culture.