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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

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

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

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. ...

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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