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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.

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

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

Norman Wells is a historic town of about 800 nestled between the Mackenzie River and the...

We all love to eat, and in the Northwest Territories, great food experiences can be found just...

In the dead of winter, when the temperature dips well below -30°C, it can be hard to get...

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

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

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

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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

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

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

Try your hand at ice fishing at Blachford Lake Lodge 

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

Summer is all about feeling sand between your toes. The North is no exception......

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

Established in 1805 as a fur trading post of the Northwest Company, Fort Good Hope is a charter...

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

When the sun goes down on December 5 at 1:59 p.m., it won’t rise above the horizon again until...

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you need to know to reel in the Unknown

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

Ready for your first aurora chasing adventure? Well, look up! Your host or your hotel will be...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

Up here, they're just a bit different

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

Colville Lake sits 80 km above the Arctic Circle and is one of the most traditional communities...

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

Want to see what’s at the end of the road?  Here are a few places that'll take you there in...

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

There’s a secret among Northerners in the NWT – yes, for much of the year the territory is...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

When you check in to your room at Blachford Lake Lodge, you can't miss the “Wake me in case of...

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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. 

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

Deline, with a population of just over 500, is a Dene community on the western shore of Great...

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

Tulita means "Where the Waters Meet" and you'll find this Mountain Dene community where...

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.