Five Must-Dos When Visiting The Northwest Territories
Spectacular scenery, unspoiled wilderness, numerous waterfalls and stunning rivers and lakes reflecting amazing mountain peaks are all to be discovered in the Northwest Territories. This northern Canada destination offers extraordinary Indigenous Experiences, unlimited adventures to choose from and a real connection to nature.
From bear-watching, hiking, and fishing to experiencing the Northern Lights, this territory truly something for everyone.
Witness the Northern Lights
If you fancy spotting one of the great natural wonders of the world, the best place to see them is in the wilderness of northern Canada. The Northwest Territories is known as the world's northern lights mecca! The spectacular aurora borealis are relatively unpredictable, but the chances of seeing them here are very high – they are visible over 240 nights per year.
Drive the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway to The Arctic Ocean
Experience stunning scenery, timeless landscapes through the boreal forest, picturesque communities rich with Indigenous culture, the famous Mackenzie River, alpine wildlife and more as you drive the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway ending right at the edge of the Arctic Ocean.
This Canadian Road trip is an epic adventure as it's the only year-round public highway that crosses the Arctic Circle and brings you to the edge of the continent. It's a rewarding journey and a spectacular experience.
Leisurely walk in Yellowknife
Yellowknife is a city that truly celebrates its heritage, with a colourful mix of residents from over 90 nations and a variety of festivals to celebrate the different cultures. Taste its outstanding culinary scene and experience all the easily accessible outdoor activities on land and water.
Visit the historic Old Town, one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Canada. See its quirky cottages, stately mansions, colourful houseboats, seaplanes and excellent access to Great Slave Lake.
Explore the Glacier Lake
Nestled in The Nahanni National Park Reserve, a 470,000 hectare of undisturbed natural land, and surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, you will find the vivid turquoise waters of Glacier Lake.
It’s one of the few places in the region where floatplanes can touch down, so it serves as the gateway for trekkers accessing the Ragged Range and the otherworldly Cirque of the Unclimbables.
Visit Wood Buffalo National Park
Wood Buffalo is Canada’s largest national park and the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve. Hike through the boreal forest, which leads to the stunning Grosbeak Lake.
Spot birds, bears and even bison whilst driving the paved road that threads its way through this amazing park. Going for a swim in the warm waters of Pine Lake might remind you of the Caribbean as you feel your feet sink into Pine Lake’s soft, white sand beaches.
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