North Slave

The North Slave is a place of opposites: 

A vast lake and the rock-ribbed shield. Dense boreal forests and the wide-open Barrenlands. Ultra-modern industries and lifeways older than history.

Here you’ll find the fabled East Arm of Great Slave, home to plunging shore cliffs, profound blue depths, supersized sportfish and celebrated wilderness lodges – all soon to be protected as Thaidene Nene National Park. Also in the North Slave: legendary paddling rivers like the Thelon, their banks patrolled by caribou and muskoxen; the North Arm of Great Slave, with sparkling Caribbean waters and feisty pike; and the frozen highways to Canada’s first diamond mines, made famous on Ice Road Truckers.     

Finally, the North Slave is the home of the Tłįchǫ, the Chipewyan and Yellowknives Dene. Dwelling in six deeply traditional communities, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the calm, rooted culture of the North.   

 

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Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

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7 remarkable reasons why the Northwest Territories has the finest Auroras on Earth.

Go with the flow on in Canada's fresh-water paradise.

Your insider's guide to 13 must-see species.

Running water. Central heating. Overhead lights. Roughing it has never been better. 

Discover the best of the Northwest Territories with this all-inclusive package. Enjoy 7 nights of prime aurora viewing in addition to the awe-inspiring autumn colours of the barrens (a unique feature in and of itself) and seasonal wildlife migrations.  Suitable...

For those seeking an authentic northern experience, Wild Aurora Bear Camp is the ideal location venture down the Mackenzie Highway in the comfort of our company vehicle, taking in the scenic surroundings along the way. Wildlife in the area includes Wood Bison, black...

Mackay Lake Lodge is the ideal setting to experience the fall Aurora. Spend the day taking in the picturesque surroundings, and the spectacular fall colours of the tundra. Wildlife in the area includes Barrenland caribou, muskox and arctic wolves, bears and a large...

Join us for a fishing trip of a lifetime in the Barrenlands of Northern Canada. Experience some of the world's finest fishing for giant Lake Trout, Northern Pike and Arctic Grayling. Observe wildlife in their natural surroundings. Experience the splendor of the...

Package includes three nights accommodation in our queen guest room plus seating for two of our highly acclaimed Aurora tours. Our tours are about four hours in length. We use the latest satellite images to determine the best direction to go and will...

Rent  warm clothing so you can enjoy your time outdoors - view the aurora and participate in winter activities in comfort. Our winter clothing rentals provide you with the best defense against the cold. We have you covered from head to toe!  We...

Experience one of our most extreme winter adventures! This winter adventure will test your inner strength and will definitely test your will to survive in the winter wilderness! Temperatures can get very dangerous, dropping down into the -40C’s! Man and machine vs...

Explore, experience and enjoy Indigenous culture and the scenic East Arm of the Great Slave Lake, one of the largest lakes in the world! This tour offers you a truly genuine Indigenous culture experience while enjoying the wonderful, breathtaking landscape of northern...