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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.

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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.

Itineraries

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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Travel packages

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Green aurora borealis light up the night sky above a small town.
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Northern Lights of Yellowknife  External Link Title

From USD $1,320 per person

5 days / 4 nights

See the Northern Lights in Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and a top location for Aurora viewing. You have four nights to catch nature’s spectacular light show! During the day, bundle up and explore the city on guided winter tours. There are opportunities to go dogsledding or snowmobiling, learn about Indigenous cultures, and discover the history of Yellowknife.

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Yellowknife Northern Lights Adventure  External Link Title

From USD $982 per person (double occupancy)

4 days / 3 nights

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The city of Yellowknife lies directly underneath the aurora oval, giving an unparalleled front row seat to this most astonishing display. Yellowknife is known as the Aurora Capital of the World and is also a winter wonderland with many adventures to experience such as dog-sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more. This package includes accommodations, winter activities and clothing rental.

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The fall season is one of the best times to see the Northern Lights in the Northwest Territories! The lack of snow means you can spend your days hiking, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Then, when the sun sets each night, travel to a different viewing location and wait for the Northern Lights to appear in the sky above you — a truly unbelievable sight.