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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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This quaint community sits 80 km above the Arctic Circle and is one of the most traditional...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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. 

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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.

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.