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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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