Stretching from the 60th parallel in the south to the Beaufort Sea in the north, the Northwest Territories is an area of Canada that’s often overlooked. But, once visited, the region is difficult to put to the back of your mind. Our specialists can use their first-hand experiences to help you conquer this remote wilderness and plan a trip tailored to your interests.
Strewn with boreal forest and lakes, the region is so enormous that light aircraft flights are the usual way of getting around. To the west, the sharp, snowy peaks of the Mackenzie Mountains form a definitive border with the Yukon. Nahanni National Park Reserve spreads itself across these mountains. Its deep gorges, powerful waterfalls and rushing rivers provide an outdoor playground for the adventurous. One of the best places in the world for seeing the northern lights, in the evening we can arrange for you to head out with a guide for a chance to see them shimmer across the sky.
With the majority of the population still made up of First Nations people, we can pepper your trip with experiences that give you an opportunity to learn about the region’s culture. In Yellowknife, the territorial capital, you can tour the igloo-shaped Legislative Assembly for an insight into the aboriginal-style government. Or, in the north of Nahanni National Park, take a boat trip around Cli Lake or a guided hike to find the plants adopted for various medicinal uses by First Nations tribes.
Places to visit in Canada’s Northwest Territories
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Canada’s Northwest Territories, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
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Accommodation choices for Canada’s Northwest Territories
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Canada’s Northwest Territories. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge is located on Ennadai Lake. It is a beautiful post and beam structure with just 12 guest rooms and offers comfortable but simple accommodation in a true wilderness setting.
Blachford Lake Lodge is dedicated to providing a unique northern experience with an eco-friendly focus. Located in the vicinity of the Great Slave Lake, it is reached by an exhilarating twenty minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife.