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Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

Where epic comes naturally

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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