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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.

Yellowknife’s Explorer Hotel, long a cornerstone of the Northern Hospitality Industry, is set to...

Hay River sits on the South Shore of Great Slave Lake, just north of the NWT-Alberta border....

Fort Providence is a key stop on any NWT road trip. You'll find it on the banks of the Mackenzie...

Fort Smith is a friendly little town full of big adventure. Perched on the Slave River,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

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

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

It’s called a highway but you’re more likely to see a bison quintet than crowds of cars. It is,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

It's always a good time to visit Yellowknife, the capital city of the Northwest Territories. Its...

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

What you need to know to reel in the Unknown

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different