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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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! 

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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