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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Canada's biggest, wildest park. 

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

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

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.

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

"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. 

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

Try your hand at ice fishing at Blachford Lake Lodge 

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

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...

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you need to know to reel in the Unknown

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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