Lake fishing at the lake fishing lodge in the summer catching trout, grayling, pike, arctic char


It's every fishers' fantasy.

Whether you plan to fly fish for Arctic Grayling or Pike, troll for Trout, ice fish, or just cast a spoon from shore, you're sure to catch a fish in the Northwest Territories. These rivers and lakes are famous for their abundance and the eagerness of our Pike, Trout and Char to take a lure.

Go home with a great fish story. It might be about the 12-pounder that gave a spirited fight, or the 36-incher that was released to fight again. Or your story might include relaxing on a sun-baked rock and watching the wildlife while a guide prepares a super shore lunch with fish fresh from the lake.

Family Fare

More and more anglers are bringing the family along on their Northwest Territories fishing trip. The NWT's lodges and camps offer activities for everyone – husbands and wives, kids and great-grandparents, you name it. There are trails around camp where wildlife can be spotted. Canoeing and kayaking are popular with those who prefer time off from fishing. Some locations are close to historic or cultural sites, and Inuvialuit or Dene Elders might be on hand to introduce traditional lifestyles. Guided photo safaris and Northern cooking classes are on offer.

Authentic Wilderness

Savour some of the last untamed wilderness in North America. More than two and half times larger than California, the Northwest Territories has landscapes to suit every taste. There are immense river valleys, quiet streams, and hundreds of lakes with and without names. It's a land "blessed with water," according to the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Fishing outfitters specialize in introducing you to the NWT's unspoiled wilderness, to our wildlife, and to its spectacular fishing. Along the shore, you'll see and hear birds from all over North and South America. You might catch sight of a herd of muskox roaming the tundra, or a lone wolf tracking its prey. Curious foxes peek from the underbrush while eagles demonstrate how to catch dinner.

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fly fishing wading in the water

A paradise where you can really let it fly

giant lake trout catch and release

The largest in the world lurk in these waters

monster northern pike

These monsters of the shallows are here, there, and everywhere

whitefish swimming underwater

The most sought-after fish in the Northwest Territories

ice fishing for burbot lingcod

A freshwater cod that comes alive at night

man holding big inconnu fish winter

A real giant of the whitefish family

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