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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.

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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