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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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. 

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

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

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 48 hours in paradise. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.