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See the spectacular scale of the North on a Flightseeing Tour

Flightseeing Tours can provide you with a unique perspective on the NWT’s majestic landmarks. Within minutes of departure, you’ll find yourself in awe of the breathtaking scale of the North – it’s an unforgettable experience.

Whether you’re flying into a spectacular national park or touring the local features around the community, a flightseeing tour brings you closer to what makes the NWT so spectacular.

Flightseeing tours offer you a raven’s-eye view of the NWT’s timeless and enduring features. When you’re; these can be as short as a 30-minute air tour around the community or a longer aerial tour. Occasionally, float planes will even land, giving you an opportunity to step out into the pristine world of the North.

One of the most popular flightseeing destinations in the NWT is Nahanni National Park Reserve: fly out from any of the surrounding communities, and see the colossal mountains, remote lakes, towering canyons, and plummeting waterfalls. Flightseeing tours in Nahanni National Park Reserve can make stops in several places – Virginia Falls, and Little Doctor Lake – and get you close to sights like the Cirque of the Unclimbables.

Flightseeing tours can also be short tours around communities. If you’re in Yellowknife for Canada Day, floatplanes offer city tours, for a truly unique look at the capital. Taking off further from Yellowknife, your flightseeing tour may soar over trout-filled bays and the glacier-scoured surface of the Canadian Shield.

Head further east to see the red-rock islands on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, just outside of Thaidene Nëné Indigenous Protected Area. If you’re up in the Western Arctic, flightseeing tours soar over pingos and bring you to remote historic sights on the coast of the Arctic Ocean.

The natural beauty of the NWT spans in every direction. Flightseeing tours are an exciting way to travel into the distant parts of the territory and see something truly spectacular, or just get a different view of what surrounds life in communities across the North.