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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.

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

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

Up here, it's just a little different

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

Canoe believe how fun this is?

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

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

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

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

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

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

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

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