Sahtu

The beating heart of the North 

Here in the trackless core of our territory, the frantic outside world has not arrived, and possibly never will. This is the home of a grand inland sea, Great Bear – nearly 500 metres deep, slithering with colossal trout, cliff-flanked, and salted with alluring place-names: Conjuror Bay, Grizzly Bear Mountain, the Scented Grass Hills.

Here, too, is the North’s king of rivers, the mammoth Mackenzie, six kilometres wide, pressing northward with its watery burden of driftwood, fish, barges and canoeists, and joined along the way by wild tributaries like the Redstone, the Keele and the Mountain.

In the west of the Sahtu, you’ll find a jagged world: the Mackenzie Mountains, pierced by only one path, the famous Canol Heritage Trail, and bustling with mountain sheep, caribou, moose and other game. 

And finally, here you’ll find five vibrant villages, thriving on the cusp of the Arctic Circle – no roads in or out, their hearty residents insulated from the woes and worries of the outside world.  

 

Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

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

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

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

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

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

Cloudworks provides both short and long term, turn-key apartment suites located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Our suites are large and comfortable, within walking distance of many city amenities and include a fully stocked kitchen and in-suite laundry...

Swim at Long Lake’s sandy beach. Camp, picnic, canoe or enjoy the amenities and attractions of nearby Yellowknife. Hike the four-kilometre Prospector’s Trail, highlighting the gold-bearing geology of the area. Or follow the Jackfish and Frame Lake trail system, leading...

Located on Vale Island in Hay River, (follow the signs; it’s about 10 kilometres past the information centre), this park offers fantastic swimming on the sandy shores of Great Slave Lake, unique views of barges and fishing vessels plying the waters, and great...

Midway between Fort Simpson and Fort Liard on the Liard Trail, Blackstone Territorial Park boasts stunning mountain views and a prime location on the Liard River, downstream from its confluence with the South Nahanni. This is an excellent starting...

This popular park and campground are located at the junction of Highway 1 and the Trout River (Sambaa Deh in the Slavey language). The river was a traditional transportation route before and during the fur trade. The falls forced travellers to portage around...

Located in the heart of Inuvik, this park offers 19 powered and eight non-powered sites, and convenient access to the town’s attractions. The park is situated on a bluff overlooking the east branch of the Mackenzie River, with a view of the Richardson Mountains....

Just outside Inuvik, this park features an observation tower with excellent views of the surrounding scenery and prime bird-watching. Watch for falcons, eagles and ducks, our summer residents. There is an abundance of cranberries, blueberries and cloudberries that...

This park is perched on a cliff overlooking the Peel River and surrounded by stands of white birch and white spruce trees. It's an ideal place to unwind for a few nights on the long journey up or down the Dempster. The visitor centre offers a fascinating glimpse of the...

On the banks of the Mackenzie River in Norman Wells, MacKinnon Territorial Park offers a great view of the Mackenzie Mountains and is a perfect stop for river-trippers. There are eight non-powered campsites, washrooms, firewood, a picnic area and a playground.

Founded in 2011 the agency focuses on destination marketing/representation of tourism enterprises. We offer a high level of service with much attention to detail. We specialize in tourism marketing and media and serve clients who value industry experience, a...

Experience Yellowknife’s rural wilderness beauty in comfort at Country Cabins. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking and Aurora viewing are all readily accessible from our location at Prelude Lake. Prelude Lake is also a great starting point for those wishing...

A bustling little restaurant in Old Town, Bullock's Bistro is known for serving fish fresh from Great Slave Lake. We offer "Yesterday's news and Today's Fish and Chips." Enjoy our informal atmosphere in a Heritage Building from 1936.

Looking for some unique arts and crafts on your visit to Tuk? Look no further!  Open daily: 10am-5pm  Can't make it during these hours? Give us a call for after hours appointments or for tour groups at (867) 977-2118 or (867) 620-1960. We...