Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), some of the events, tours and attractions listed on the website may be cancelled or closed until further notice. For more information, see travel advice from our territory's health department and Destination Canada.

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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Deep histories and rich traditions

A visit to the Northwest Territories is a different sort of journey – it's a pilgrimage, a form of time-travel, an out-of-body experience. Here, you'll interact with a rich tapestry of peoples, practicing lifeways firmly anchored in the ancient earth. Here, you'll drive off the map, motoring to places that will widen your eyes and pacify your soul. Here, you'll fly over a terrain as old as creation and as new as the most recent flood, the latest passage of caribou, the newest bloom. Give yourself over to the Northwest Territories, and you will return forever changed.

woman beading uppers for moccasins

Watch true Northern masters in their element

applying design in sandblasted glass workshop

Try your hand at handmade arts and crafts

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Communities that greet you with open arms

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