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Want to check out other tales from around the Northwest Territories? Here's our full selection of stories – about sailing Great Slave Lake, the science of building an ice road, why muskoxen are showing up on our doorsteps, the North's official flower, and more.

Up here, it's just a bit different

Yoga. Mindfulness. Therapy. Atavan. Or you could simply visit the Northwest Territories....

The lights are alive! Astounding footage of the Aurora, dancing in high-def. 

You won't believe what happens when the world's northernmost snakes get frisky. 

Surprise! The Northern Lights like it hot. In late summer and fall, our skies are ablaze...

In the shadow of the Nahanni Range, a Dene-owned lodge showcases stellar nature and culture....

Pingos, grizzlies, the midnight sun, and a brief brisk dip in the polar sea....

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

Protecting the world's greatest wilderness river wasn't easy. Here's how it was done. 

Why the Northwest Territorties is a cyclist's unsung wonderland.

To see the Aurora, take the road less travelled...

"Márcı ją nuwe ghą núhdël" – that's what you'll say after reading this story.  ...

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

Keep your binoculars at the ready. Our skies soar with birdlife. These deserve your focus:...

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

Way up at the top of the map is a polar paradise, packed with muskox and the perfect Arctic...

In Nahanni National Park, there’s no spot so celebrated as Virginia Falls.

From gurgling pourovers to thundering plumes, these waterfalls are a marvel to behold.

In size, it dwarfs Denmark. Overshadows Taiwan. Jamaica could fit in its pocket...  ...

Need a digital detox? Unplug from the commonplace and discover a deeper connection. 

At this celebration of the heavens, you'll be over the moon. 

A road-trippers’ tour of three great territorial campgrounds.

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

Can’t tell a Cessna from a Piper? Here’s the lowdown on the North’s high...

At the Acho Dene craft store, the first thing to strike you is the aroma of tanned...

Some people swear the Aurora makes a sound. Others say they're just hearing things. 

Among the world’s elite paddlers, the Slave River is the promised land. 

The Sahtu: ancient cultures, wild waters and world-record fish

Go with the flow on in Canada's fresh-water paradise.

11 starring treks that'll leave you on top of the world. 

Hint: #6 stretches more than 2,000 feet.

9 reasons the mighty Mackenzie is Canada's coolest waterway.

No signposts, no boardwalks, no bridges. Just 355 kilometres of untamed country. 

Like the song says, "You haven't been this alive in a long time." 

At the east tip of Great Slave Lake lies a village that is no more.

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

Puppy love and perfect sledding with the adorable white huskies of inuvik.

Anchored in beatific Great Bear Lake, Délįne is spiritual and serene.

Running water. Central heating. Overhead lights. Roughing it has never been better. 

Up here, the rivers are renowned. Here's your guide to our legendary waterways....

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

Explore these mysterious sites and you’ll agree: It’s weird at the top of the world.

On Great Slave Lake, pike are fierce, feisty – and they love to strike a fly. 

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

For eons, Fort Simpson has been a gathering place – for Dene, Métis, traders and more. ...

Up here, they’re just a bit different

For eco-adventurers, the Northwest Territories is a trip back to nature. 

In the land of long shadows, the change from winter to summer is like night and day. ...

In Canada’s biggest park, battles for survival are a daily occurrence...

It’s more than just a lake. For eons, Great Slave has been the heart of the North....

Canoe believe how fun this is?

At the world's wildest ice-carving contest, astounding creatures come to life.

Discover the long-sought-after sea route over the top of the world. 

When the Northern Lights fire up, you're gonna lose your mind.

Talking to the boatman who pioneered adventure travel on the epic Thelon River. 

Wanna get to a place of meaning? Here's a hint: You aren't going to drive there. 

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

Get a peek at our new road to the Beaufort Sea coast.

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

If you thought the Aurora was only a wintertime phenomenon, think again.

Up here in the land of long shadows, the fun never sets.

Flying in floatplanes. Riding on car ferries. And – yes, skinnydipping. 

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

You already know about polar bears, gold mines, Northern Lights, and endless evergreen forests...

Don’t let the name fool you: our finest music fest, Folk on the Rocks, isn’t just folk tunes...

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

What happens when an orange juice company visits the dark Arctic? A really bright idea.

Yellowknife features dozens of great eateries, but none is so iconic as the Wildcat Café....

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

Mute the volume. Cover junior's ears. 'Cause that's one big !!#$%&!! ...

In Fort McPherson, the souvenirs are as tough and colourful as the North itself. 

Canada's most colourful neighbourhood hosts a funky three-day street festival.

Too cold? Never! Here's why life is better in our chilly weather.

Some of Canada’s most valuable art treasures hide in plain sight....

Great Slave Lake, the Canadian Shield, Barrenland rivers, timeless villages – and more....

Is this Canada’s most epic big-river route?

9 intriguing historical sites in the heart of the Northwest Territories.

What’s even better than seeing the Arctic Ocean? Feeling it.

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Tuktut Nogait is an unsung Eden, with fewer visitors per decade than Banff sees every...

A century after two gold-seeking siblings were found beheaded, a Northern mystery endures....

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

Your insider's guide to 13 must-see species.

When the going gets rough, waddaya do? You travel like a true Northerner. 

The Keele River – a glorious, glacier-fed waterslide through a wild empire of peaks....

Take a buzz through Northwest Territories parks, where dreams take flight.

Pull off you shoes and socks and stride across the Salt Plains, nature's very own foot-spa...

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

What do we do in winter? Dogsledding, snowy sliding – and oh yeah, the Aurora. 

Up here, they're just a bit different

Up here, you’ll catch lots of fish – just be careful the fish don’t catch you.  

Mountains. Canyons. And waterfalls so powerful you'll be weak in the knees.

The best way to see the North's signature park? While skimming over the peaks. 

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

A road-trippers’ tour of three great territorial campgrounds.

No matter where you are in Yellowknife, wild experiences are just minutes away.

Here's your guide to the tail-wagging tour guides of the Northwest Territories.

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

Here's why our round-the-clock daylight is weird and wonderful. 

It happens each winter. The tundra shudders. And then the horde of reindeer appears.

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

With the arrival of winter, it's time to rev up for a polar road-trip.

A city rising from the evergreens. A lake, deep as eternity. And energy like nowhere else...

Even during the winter, Yellowknife’s Old Town is hot and happening. 

Talking to Swedish wildman who built a fishing paradise on Great Slave Lake.

Why horseback hunts in the Mackenzie Mountains are the experience of a lifetime.

Why September and October are the North's coolest season.

Waterfalls that shake the earth. Wild whitewater. And a lake that's like the sea. ...

Up here you won’t pay extra for a shorefront view

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

The trip of your lifetime. 

Why the North's shaggiest beast is coming to a town near you. 

Meet Yellowknife's reigning monarch, host of our greatest winter festival.

Snowmobiling, ice fishing, aurora watching, dogsled touring ... and that's just Day...

Can't sleep? Racing pulse? Breathless? You’ve likely come down with Aurora Borealis. 

In the land of perpetual sun, it's easy to play 18 holes before dark.

A Toronto chanteuse and a Northern troubadour sing a lullaby for the long winter's night....

Northerners like to shout the region’s praises. Sometimes our cars do too. 

Mittens – check. Headlamp – check. Bailey's – OK, we're good to go! 

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

What was the official name for Łutselk’e? Which town used to be called Rae-Edzo? 

Of all the alpine rivers in the Northwest Territories, the wildest may be the Mountain....

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

Too distant? That's not even close to true. We're within reach – but beyond belief. ...

Great galleries & heritage centres, where frontier culture comes to life....

The biggest lake. The longest river. The wildest mountains. The toughest trail – and more...

21 must-see attractions along the North's wildest highways.

Here's how to make the most of 72 hours in the spiritual heartland of the North. 

For photography in the Northwest Territories, this is your best shot. 

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

Reindeer in herds. Lonesome mountains. Canada's greatest river delta – and more....

200,000 volts? 400 kilometres high? And other dazzling fact about Northern Lights...

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

How do you build a frozen highway? Here's the science of the world's coolest roads.

When the Northern lights dance, romance is in the air.

Why the best way to see the Arctic is from just above water ....

Up here, they’re just a bit different

Trivia question: Which is warmer, the Northwest Territories or Hawaii?

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

Oh, ya know, no big deal – just kayaking off a 107-foot-high waterfall.

Why Yellowknife in winter will warm your heart – and take your breath away.

The NWT’s Great Slave is a big lake with a very deep secret.

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

Talking with the first lady of Black Feather, who put Northern rivers on the world map.

Up here, it's just a little different

Nááts’ihch’oh National Park is a glorious, wild tongue-twister. Here's why to go now.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy moosehide moccasins, which is the same thing...

Lace up your skates for the North's great festival of hockey.

Here's how to make the most of 72 hours in Canada's biggest, wildest park. 

'We plan on going back many, many more years. It’s the perfect place.'

East of Great Slave is a regal, lonesome realm – the treeless zone of the Barrens.

"A sight casting dream."

Inuvik is the end of the road and the beginning of the Big Beyond.

Nahanni National Park Reserve is a landscape like no other. Here’s what not to miss. 

Welcome to the gateway to the Northwest Passage, with the most exotic ports-of-call on Earth....

Nááts’ihch'oh is a paradise of rivers, including the rocking, rolling upper Nahanni....

The North abounds with national parks. Which is right for you? 

Whatever your spiritual persuasion, you'll worship these unique landmarks.

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Tough sledding? Hardly. Up here, winter travel is 'snow' problem.

Norman Wells is a flightseeing paradise. From here, aerial tours glide off in all directions...

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

How to celebrate your country in the True North Strong and Free.

A road-trippers’ tour of three great territorial campgrounds.

Driving to Alaska this summer? Don’t let this wild side-trip pass you by. 

Here's how to make the most of 48 hours in paradise. 

Feel the beat of the Arctic at Inuvik's annual Muskrat Jamboree.

It's the biggest Arctic arts show in Canada. Here's why it'll blow your mind. 

Our official flower, the mountain avens, blankets the Barrenlands with creamy wonders....

Why Canada's wildest hike will take you deep inside your soul.

Hooking a Great Slave trout is even easier than you thought. The secret? Just stand up....

Talking to the Mountie-turned-flightseeing pilot who soars the skies of the Nahanni. 

Exploring the watery wonders of “The Land of the Ancestors.” 

Got vertigo? Stick to golf. This climb ain't for the faint of heart. 

Here's the story behind the stunning new landmark at Fort Simpson's 'Papal Flats....

In Ulukhaktok, you don't make a carving – you see a carving, and allow it to take form....

From blissful bays to wild waves, our waters are sure to float your boat.  

Here's how to make the most of 48-hours in the happening hub of the North. 

Summer is all about feeling sand between your toes. Northerners are no exception......

7 remarkable reasons why the Northwest Territories has the finest Auroras on Earth.

At the Acho Dene Native Crafts store, the first thing that’ll strike you is the scent: ...

The Dempster Highway is the most fun you can have while sitting down. 

At this artisanal Dene garment shop, cozy fur clothing is haute couture.

Already famed among fishermen, the lake is becoming a hotspot for culture and history. ...

Believe it or not, Northerners are golf-crazy. (Be sure to let the muskox play through.)

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

Here's how to make the most of a long weekend in the North's Nahanni gateway. 

100 feet high. 100 million pounds. And a kilometre from side to side ...

Take a scenic ride to Wrigley on the remote Heritage Route.