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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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

"A sight casting dream."

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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

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

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

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