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Want to check out other tales from around the Northwest Territories? Here's our full selection of stories – about sailing Great Slave Lake, the science of building an ice road, why muskoxen are showing up on our doorsteps, the North's official flower, and more.

Up here, it's just a bit different

Why September and October are the North's coolest season.

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

Nahanni National Park Reserve is a landscape like no other. Here’s what not to miss. 

'We plan on going back many, many more years. It’s the perfect place.'

The biggest lake. The longest river. The wildest mountains. The toughest trail – and more...

In the land of long shadows, the change from winter to summer is like night and day. ...

Pull off you shoes and socks and stride across the Salt Plains, nature's very own foot-spa...

East of Great Slave is a regal, lonesome realm – the treeless zone of the Barrens.

In Fort McPherson, the souvenirs are as tough and colourful as the North itself. 

Talking with the first lady of Black Feather, who put Northern rivers on the world map.

Is this Canada’s most epic big-river route?

Way up at the top of the map is a polar paradise, packed with muskox and the perfect Arctic...

It's the biggest Arctic arts show in Canada. Here's why it'll blow your mind. 

At the Acho Dene Native Crafts store, the first thing that’ll strike you is the scent: ...

You already know about polar bears, gold mines, Northern Lights, and endless evergreen forests...

How to celebrate your country in the True North Strong and Free.

Puppy love and perfect sledding with the adorable white huskies of inuvik.

At the east tip of Great Slave Lake lies a village that is no more.

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

Summer is all about feeling sand between your toes. Northerners are no exception......

Talking to the boatman who pioneered adventure travel on the epic Thelon River. 

Among the world’s elite paddlers, the Slave River is the promised land. 

Nááts’ihch'oh is a paradise of rivers, including the rocking, rolling upper Nahanni....

Here's the story behind the stunning new landmark at Fort Simpson's 'Papal Flats....

Mute the volume. Cover junior's ears. 'Cause that's one big !!#$%&!! ...

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

Why Yellowknife in winter will warm your heart – and take your breath away.

Flying in floatplanes. Riding on car ferries. And – yes, skinnydipping. 

From blissful bays to wild waves, our waters are sure to float your boat.  

"Márcı ją nuwe ghą núhdël" – that's what you'll say after reading this story.  ...

Yoga. Mindfulness. Therapy. Atavan. Or you could simply visit the Northwest Territories....

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

Welcome to the gateway to the Northwest Passage, with the most exotic ports-of-call on Earth....

In the shadow of the Nahanni Range, a Dene-owned lodge showcases stellar nature and culture....

Northerners like to shout the region’s praises. Sometimes our cars do too. 

In Canada’s biggest park, battles for survival are a daily occurrence...

100 feet high. 100 million pounds. And a kilometre from side to side ...

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

9 intriguing historical sites in the heart of the Northwest Territories.

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

In the land of perpetual sun, it's easy to play 18 holes before dark.

Get a peek at our new road to the Beaufort Sea coast.

Discover the long-sought-after sea route over the top of the world. 

Why horseback hunts in the Mackenzie Mountains are the experience of a lifetime.

Up here, the rivers are renowned. Here's your guide to our legendary waterways....

Talking to Swedish wildman who built a fishing paradise on Great Slave Lake.

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

With the arrival of winter, it's time to rev up for a polar road-trip.

Great Slave Lake, the Canadian Shield, Barrenland rivers, timeless villages – and more....

Believe it or not, Northerners are golf-crazy. (Be sure to let the muskox play through.)

It’s more than just a lake. For eons, Great Slave has been the heart of the North....

Yellowknife features dozens of great eateries, but none is so iconic as the Wildcat Café....

In size, it dwarfs Denmark. Overshadows Taiwan. Jamaica could fit in its pocket...  ...

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

No signposts, no boardwalks, no bridges. Just 355 kilometres of untamed country. 

Of all the alpine rivers in the Northwest Territories, the wildest may be the Mountain....

The Keele River – a glorious, glacier-fed waterslide through a wild empire of peaks....

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

To see the Aurora, take the road less travelled...

Lace up your skates for the North's great festival of hockey.

Protecting the world's greatest wilderness river wasn't easy. Here's how it was done. 

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Feel the beat of the Arctic at Inuvik's annual Muskrat Jamboree.

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

Don’t let the name fool you: our finest music fest, Folk on the Rocks, isn’t just folk tunes...

Why the best way to see the Arctic is from just above water ....

Here's how to make the most of 72 hours in Canada's biggest, wildest park. 

Up here, they're just a bit different

11 starring treks that'll leave you on top of the world. 

For eons, Fort Simpson has been a gathering place – for Dene, Métis, traders and more. ...

In Nahanni National Park, there’s no spot so celebrated as Virginia Falls.

From gurgling pourovers to thundering plumes, these waterfalls are a marvel to behold.

A road-trippers’ tour of three great territorial campgrounds.

Here's how to make the most of a long weekend in the North's Nahanni gateway. 

The trip of your lifetime. 

Up here, they’re just a bit different

Up here in the land of long shadows, the fun never sets.

200,000 volts? 400 kilometres high? And other dazzling fact about Northern Lights...

Take a buzz through Northwest Territories parks, where dreams take flight.

Canada's most colourful neighbourhood hosts a funky three-day street festival.

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

Hooking a Great Slave trout is even easier than you thought. The secret? Just stand up....

At this artisanal Dene garment shop, cozy fur clothing is haute couture.

Even during the winter, Yellowknife’s Old Town is hot and happening. 

9 reasons the mighty Mackenzie is Canada's coolest waterway.

No matter where you are in Yellowknife, wild experiences are just minutes away.

The NWT’s Great Slave is a big lake with a very deep secret.

It happens each winter. The tundra shudders. And then the horde of reindeer appears.

21 must-see attractions along the North's wildest highways.

You won't believe what happens when the world's northernmost snakes get frisky. 

Inuvik is the end of the road and the beginning of the Big Beyond.

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

The best way to see the North's signature park? While skimming over the peaks. 

Talking to the Mountie-turned-flightseeing pilot who soars the skies of the Nahanni. 

Snowmobiling, ice fishing, aurora watching, dogsled touring ... and that's just Day...

The lights are alive! Astounding footage of the Aurora, dancing in high-def. 

For eco-adventurers, the Northwest Territories is a trip back to nature. 

Up here, it's just a little different

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy moosehide moccasins, which is the same thing...

Some people swear the Aurora makes a sound. Others say they're just hearing things. 

Already famed among fishermen, the lake is becoming a hotspot for culture and history. ...

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

For photography in the Northwest Territories, this is your best shot. 

A city rising from the evergreens. A lake, deep as eternity. And energy like nowhere else...

When the going gets rough, waddaya do? You travel like a true Northerner. 

Surprise! The Northern Lights like it hot. In late summer and fall, our skies are ablaze...

A Toronto chanteuse and a Northern troubadour sing a lullaby for the long winter's night....

Canoe believe how fun this is?

A road-trippers’ tour of three great territorial campgrounds.

At the Acho Dene craft store, the first thing to strike you is the aroma of tanned...

Can't sleep? Racing pulse? Breathless? You’ve likely come down with Aurora Borealis. 

Nááts’ihch’oh National Park is a glorious, wild tongue-twister. Here's why to go now.

On Great Slave Lake, pike are fierce, feisty – and they love to strike a fly. 

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

At the world's wildest ice-carving contest, astounding creatures come to life.

Keep your binoculars at the ready. Our skies soar with birdlife. These deserve your focus:...

Pingos, grizzlies, the midnight sun, and a brief brisk dip in the polar sea....

Got vertigo? Stick to golf. This climb ain't for the faint of heart. 

Some of Canada’s most valuable art treasures hide in plain sight....

Great galleries & heritage centres, where frontier culture comes to life....

What do we do in winter? Dogsledding, snowy sliding – and oh yeah, the Aurora. 

Why Canada's wildest hike will take you deep inside your soul.

If you thought the Aurora was only a wintertime phenomenon, think again.

Tough sledding? Hardly. Up here, winter travel is 'snow' problem.

Here's how to make the most of 48-hours in the happening hub of the North. 

Reindeer in herds. Lonesome mountains. Canada's greatest river delta – and more....

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

Here's how to make the most of 72 hours in the spiritual heartland of the North. 

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

Need a digital detox? Unplug from the commonplace and discover a deeper connection. 

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

At this celebration of the heavens, you'll be over the moon. 

Trivia question: Which is warmer, the Northwest Territories or Hawaii?

Wanna get to a place of meaning? Here's a hint: You aren't going to drive there. 

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

The Sahtu: ancient cultures, wild waters and world-record fish

Whatever your spiritual persuasion, you'll worship these unique landmarks.

Mittens – check. Headlamp – check. Bailey's – OK, we're good to go! 

Hint: #6 stretches more than 2,000 feet.

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

Waterfalls that shake the earth. Wild whitewater. And a lake that's like the sea. ...

Up here, they’re just a bit different

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

Too distant? That's not even close to true. We're within reach – but beyond belief. ...

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

A road-trippers’ tour of three great territorial campgrounds.

Take a scenic ride to Wrigley on the remote Heritage Route.

Oh, ya know, no big deal – just kayaking off a 107-foot-high waterfall.

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

How do you build a frozen highway? Here's the science of the world's coolest roads.

Here's how to make the most of 48 hours in paradise. 

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

When the Northern Lights fire up, you're gonna lose your mind.

Can’t tell a Cessna from a Piper? Here’s the lowdown on the North’s high...

Our official flower, the mountain avens, blankets the Barrenlands with creamy wonders....

Meet Yellowknife's reigning monarch, host of our greatest winter festival.

Up here, you’ll catch lots of fish – just be careful the fish don’t catch you.  

Too cold? Never! Here's why life is better in our chilly weather.

"A sight casting dream."

Here's why our round-the-clock daylight is weird and wonderful. 

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

Like the song says, "You haven't been this alive in a long time." 

Here's your guide to the tail-wagging tour guides of the Northwest Territories.

In Ulukhaktok, you don't make a carving – you see a carving, and allow it to take form....

The North abounds with national parks. Which is right for you? 

Mountains. Canyons. And waterfalls so powerful you'll be weak in the knees.

A century after two gold-seeking siblings were found beheaded, a Northern mystery endures....

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

Up here you won’t pay extra for a shorefront view

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

Why the Northwest Territorties is a cyclist's unsung wonderland.

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

What happens when an orange juice company visits the dark Arctic? A really bright idea.

Tuktut Nogait is an unsung Eden, with fewer visitors per decade than Banff sees every...

When the Northern lights dance, romance is in the air.

Anchored in beatific Great Bear Lake, Délįne is spiritual and serene.

Norman Wells is a flightseeing paradise. From here, aerial tours glide off in all directions...

What was the official name for Łutselk’e? Which town used to be called Rae-Edzo? 

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

What’s even better than seeing the Arctic Ocean? Feeling it.

Exploring the watery wonders of “The Land of the Ancestors.” 

Driving to Alaska this summer? Don’t let this wild side-trip pass you by. 

The Dempster Highway is the most fun you can have while sitting down. 

Why the North's shaggiest beast is coming to a town near you. 

Explore these mysterious sites and you’ll agree: It’s weird at the top of the world.