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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you need to know to reel in the Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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. ...

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

Summer is all about feeling sand between your toes. The North is no exception......

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

Try your hand at ice fishing at Blachford Lake Lodge 

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

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

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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