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21 serene spaces where you can really chill out in the Northwest Territories

Life can be stressful . But in the Northwest Territories you can find some much-needed serenity. Check out all these places where you can put your feet up, unwind, and enjoy the sound of silence.

1. Breathe in deep the healing air of this frosty Northern forest in the winter time…

2. Or crouch down beside Glacier Lake, in Nahanni National Park Reserve, and let your mind go blank as you watch the water ripple …

3. Maybe just stretch out in a fluffy field of Arctic cotton outside Tuktoyaktuk and look at the shapes the clouds make.

4. There is nothing like viewing wildlife to help you get grounded. Here’s a bull caribou, living in the moment, wandering along the Barrenlands.

5. This trout seems really mellow, swimming around all day in a pristine lake. Our almost limitless bodies of water can help you connect with parts of yourself that have been forgotten in the busyness of life.

6. Float along these shore cliffs on the East Arm, gently washed by Great Slave Lake.

7. Take the time to smell the fireweed, which grows all over the subarctic.

8. Is anything more calming than the patter of a gently falling rain on a lake? Enjoy getting caught in a summer shower moving across Great Bear Lake.

9. Marvel in wonder at a dusky sky on the Keele River in Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve.

10. The Aurora is magical over Pine Lake in Wood Buffalo National Park. Get lost in the mystical dance of the cosmos and be stilled by the beauty of the natural world.

11. Wouldn’t it be nice to set up camp beside this gurgling brook in the Mackenzie Mountains and have a drink of its refreshing waters?

12. Stroll among the brilliant reds and oranges of the autumn tundra alongside the remote Dempster Highway with only the delicious berries squeezed by your thumb and pointer finger on your mind.

13. A grazing bison could probably teach a master class about taking life as it comes.

14. Sink into the mist cloaking the South Slave lowlands.

15. The only distraction at this lookout over the Natla River is the odd loon call.

16. Little Doctor Lake = Most. Relaxing. Campfire. Ever.

17. Bask in the awe-inducing glow of the Northern Lights above the Hay River Gorge. Soothing water sounds and fire in the sky combine to ensure you’re left feeling relaxed and refreshed.

18. Get lost in the art that adorns Yellowknife’s Old Town neighbourhood.

19. Travel back in time by looking over the rim of this slot canyon in Tuktut Nogait National Park.

20. Try counting the lakes and ponds in the Mackenzie River Delta to clear your troubles and worries from your thoughts…

 

21. And let your mind go blank, like a muskoxen chewing on grass on Banks Island under a midnight sun. All over the Northwest Territories there are spectacular vistas and a slower pace of life. Visit and feel your worries and cares drop away.

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