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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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

Up here, it's just a little different

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 48 hours in paradise. 

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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