The Northwest Territories is a region of immense size, diverse landscapes and remote wilderness. More...
The Northwest Territories is a region of immense size, diverse landscapes and remote wilderness. This territory is home to Nahanni National Park, two of the largest lakes in the world (Great Slave and Great Bear Lake) and home to Canada's largest free-roaming bison herd. The abundance of lakes in the territory mean world famous fishing lodges abound and offer the comforts of home while you fish for trophy lake trout, northern pike, arctic grayling and arctic char. Canoeing and rafting trips on the famous Nahanni River are on every paddlers ‘to do’ list and in the winter you can enjoy dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and more. Fly-in lodges are open summer and winter and offer a variety of outdoor pursuits.
This region is probably best known as one of the most consistent places in the world for viewing the aurora borealis or northern lights. During the fall and winter months people converge on this area to view this amazing natural phenomenon. Tours are available from fly-in wilderness lodges or from the city of Yellowknife, so there is a tour option available for all levels of adventurer. Nothing rivals the experience of watching the lights dance across the sky in a vibrant display of colour.
The city of Yellowknife is the capital and it is often referred to as a small city with big city amenities. Located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife offers a variety of accommodations, dining experience, outdoor adventures, museums, galleries and shops.