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The journey North is part of the total NWT travel experience

Magic skies. Welcoming communities. Raging rivers. Awesome beasts. Pristine lands. In the Northwest Territories, you will find all of these things – and you will also find surprises. But it’s a big place, so keep that in mind when you’re planning all that you want to see and do.

When you decide to come, you’ll find how easy it is to get here.

By road: Watch the landscape change from sandy river valleys to rocky Precambrian Shield driving north to Yellowknife, or from scenic mountains to coastal plains up the Dempster. Be sure to stop in at the visitor information centres along the way to find out about road conditions – and for a nice, hot coffee.

By air: Fly to Yellowknife from the gateway cities of Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa on regional or national airlines that provide convenient jet service. From there, regional airlines can take you to smaller communities, national parks, remote fishing lodges – pretty much wherever you want to go.

Once you have that figured out, just be sure to pack everything you need and then you’re ready. All that’s left is to count the sleeps until your dream of exploring Canada’s North of 60 has finally come true.