North Slave

The North Slave is a place of opposites: 

A vast lake and the rock-ribbed shield. Dense boreal forests and the wide-open Barrenlands. Ultra-modern industries and lifeways older than history.

Here you’ll find the fabled East Arm of Great Slave, home to plunging shore cliffs, profound blue depths, supersized sportfish and celebrated wilderness lodges – all soon to be protected as Thaidene Nene National Park. Also in the North Slave: legendary paddling rivers like the Thelon, their banks patrolled by caribou and muskoxen; the North Arm of Great Slave, with sparkling Caribbean waters and feisty pike; and the frozen highways to Canada’s first diamond mines, made famous on Ice Road Truckers.     

Finally, the North Slave is the home of the Tłįchǫ, the Chipewyan and Yellowknives Dene. Dwelling in six deeply traditional communities, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the calm, rooted culture of the North.   

 

Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

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

Your adventure begins in Yellowknife where you will enjoy two days of exploration and photo-shooting before flying over 200 miles north to Point Lake for a five night stay at Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge. Each day you will explore the Arctic landscape with our team...