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muskoxen fighting

Nature and Wildlife

Nature and Wildlife

Where nature runs wild

The Northwest Territories is one of the largest pristine wilderness areas in Canada. There are opportunities for wildlife viewing almost everywhere - from the epic Northern highways (wood bison, moose, fox, black bear, beaver and muskrat), from bush planes or boats (caribou, grizzly, muskox, whale), from winter roads (caribou, wolf, marten), and on nature tours with Northwest Territories outfitters.

trophy lodge remote fly in nwt

For when you want the lights all to yourself

Horton River camping in a tent

A tent, a sleeping bag and an endless world to explore

hiking through nature prospector's trail fred henne

Tour the town or take a walk in a national park

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When the land leaves you at a loss for words

wall tent in nahanni butte

Let experienced local guides show you their homes

Arctic terns in flight

A haven for birds and a heaven for birders

golfing in fort simpson

Where else can you tee off at midnight?

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