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

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

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

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

Why the epic Canol is Canada's greatest hike.

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

Travelling – and singing – like a fur-trader.  

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

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

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

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

Spoiler Warning: It’s worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovering the rich culture of the Dene First Nations.

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

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

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

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

Pack extra adjectives. This is a land of extremes. 

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

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

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

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

17 essential experiences in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

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

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

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

Your guide to the hot happenings in the chilly North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the place where the bush plane is king.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 remarkable reasons to visit Great Bear and Great Slave.

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

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

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

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

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

Talking to the elder statesman of Western Arctic tourism.

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

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

9 reasons our wild bison are a wonder to behold.

Why the Northwest Territories is spectacular from above.

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

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

This is a land teeming with waterfalls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary: Three wild days on Canada’s northernmost road

Up here, it's just a little different

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

15 reasons why the Nahanni will change your life.

Here lie the most legendary Mounties in the North.

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

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

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

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

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

The trip of your lifetime. 

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

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

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

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

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

Why Great Slave Lake is a sailor's paradise. 

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

At a posh Northern wilderness retreat, relaxation meets exhilaration.  

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

Up here, they're just a bit different

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

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

Weaving a signature design for Northern Métis. 

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

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

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

Why the Northwest Territories is a glittering gem.

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

Experience angling that's bigger than life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A sight casting dream."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 perfect paddling trips in the NWT's heartland.

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

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

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

These stops along your jouney are spectacular.

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

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

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

Up here, they’re just a bit different

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up here, it's just a bit different

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

Canoe believe how fun this is?

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

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

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

15 reasons to explore Canada's wildest neighbourhood.

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

Five myths about the Northern Lights, debunked.

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

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

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

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

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

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

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

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

Why Northern angling is a bridge between generations.

Wanna have a splash? Check out these roadside cascades. 

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

Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier.

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

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