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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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

"A sight casting dream."

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.