Please note that several NWT communities are still under evacuation alerts or orders due to the wildfire situation: see more information about the affected communities.
Do you love your country? Well then act like it, by celebrating Canada Day in the Northwest Territories. We're the True North Strong and Free – with pretty much everything that's iconic, wooly and wonderful about this great country.
... in Wood Buffalo National Park. After all, the beaver is Canada's national animal. What better way to honour our country's famously industrious wet rodent than by gazing in awe at its greatest-ever accomplishment?
Canoeing is the most Canadian way to get around. It's also the best way to explore the Northwest Territories, since we're pretty much soaked in awesome rivers and lakes. So be a patriot – grab your paddle and go canoeing!
... and our moose-steaks. Head to a Canada Day feast in one of our many Indigenous communities, where you can honour this country with its original peoples, in the great outdoors, sampling the bounty of the land.
Make a pilgrimage to the birthplace of our national sport. Nearly 200 years ago, the little Dene community of Deline was the site of the first recorded game of hockey. Since that chilly exhibition of shinny on the shores of Great Bear Lake, hockey has become the ultimate Canadian thing. You're welcome.
On Canada Day in the Northwest Territories, go all out. Celebrate our most iconic place (the Arctic), and our most famous season (winter – which, even on Canada Day, it may feel like.) Geez, how much more Canadian can you get?