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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

What you need to know to reel in the Unknown

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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