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Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

Located in Canada’s North, the Northwest Territories is home to landscapes that range from breathtaking rugged mountains and boreal forests to giant lakes and mighty rivers. When you leave the spectacular place, you will have stories to tell and memories that will last a lifetime.

Indigenous Peoples have lived in the Northwest Territories for time immemorial, and their ways of life are present and thriving in all 33 communities across the territory. A trip here is made unforgettable by taking the time to appreciate its vibrant cultures, rich traditions and storied histories.

Marvel at the swirling ribbons of the northern lights, while listening to legends and tales from an Indigenous Elder in Aurora Village. Understand how the land has been used for harvesting for generations at a shared feast with local communities. Meet with local Dene artists and learn skills like glass etching. Here, transformative cultural experiences abound.

Interior of Snowking's Winter Festival in Yellowknife


The capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is one of the best places on earth to experience the Aurora Borealis and adventure outside of the ordinary.


Don’t miss the iconic spots and hidden gems. No matter where you go in the Northwest Territories, there are amazing itinerary ideas for you to explore.

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The Stories Of Canada - Winter In The Northwest Territories  External Link Title

From CAD 15,400 per person (double occupancy)

9 days / 8 nights

In the icy wilderness of the Northwest Territories, winter’s wonders await. During this nine-day adventure, you’ll journey into the far north –a magical place where the skies illuminate with the northern lights, a highway of ice stretches deep into the Arctic, and Elders share legends and traditions passed through countless generations. Here, you’ll experience a rugged, untamed land filled with adventure, discovery and unparalleled natural beauty –home to the deepest lakes, the highest waterfalls and cultural traditions that have been followed since time immemorial.

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Anderson Vacations

Yellowknife is a place where traditional indigenous culture blends together with modern amenities, for a truly remarkable experience while discovering the mystery of the Aurora Borealis.


Experience the magic of Canada’s far north