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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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? 

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

"A sight casting dream."

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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