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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.

Yellowknife’s Explorer Hotel, long a cornerstone of the Northern Hospitality Industry, is set to...

Hay River sits on the South Shore of Great Slave Lake, just north of the NWT-Alberta border....

Fort Smith is a friendly little town full of big adventure. Perched on the Slave River,...

Fort Providence is a key stop on any NWT road trip. You'll find it on the banks of the Mackenzie...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

Established in 1805 as a fur trading post of the Northwest Company, Fort Good Hope is a charter...

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

What you need to know to reel in the Unknown

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deline, with a population of just over 500, is a Dene community on the western shore of Great...

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

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

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

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

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

When you check in to your room at Blachford Lake Lodge, you can't miss the “Wake me in case of...

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

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

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

In the dead of winter, when the temperature dips well below -30°C, it can be hard to get...

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

It’s called a highway but you’re more likely to see a bison quintet than crowds of cars. It is,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colville Lake sits 80 km above the Arctic Circle and is one of the most traditional communities...

Ready for your first aurora chasing adventure? Well, look up! Your host or your hotel will be...

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

Try your hand at ice fishing at Blachford Lake Lodge 

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

Tulita means "Where the Waters Meet" and you'll find this Mountain Dene community where...

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

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want to see what’s at the end of the road?  Here are a few places that'll take you there in...

We all love to eat, and in the Northwest Territories, great food experiences can be found just...

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

It's always a good time to visit Yellowknife, the capital city of the Northwest Territories. Its...

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

Norman Wells is a historic town of about 800 nestled between the Mackenzie River and the...

When the sun goes down on December 5 at 1:59 p.m., it won’t rise above the horizon again until...

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

There’s a secret among Northerners in the NWT – yes, for much of the year the territory is...

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.