Northwest Territories Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Northwest Territories

Nahanni National Park is located in the Northwest Territories region of Canada near Fort Simpson. You can visit the park's headquarters there and many people take a small plane to one of the headwaters found within the park. Overland access into the park is very challenging and must be done through Tungsten in the Yukon. In order to have an overnight visit in the park you must get a permit from the park office. Permits are by reservation only; if you plan to travel in July or August you should book well in advance. You must return to the park office to turn in your permit when you have safely completed your stay. Permits are $24.50 daily or $147.20 annually.

A visit to this national park is a complete wilderness experience. Most people choose to camp and raft, canoe, or kayak along the South Nahanni River. It is a whitewater river that rushes through four canyons before it reaches Virginia Falls... read more arrow
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The Northern Lights or aurora borealis is one of Canada's many natural wonders. These lights dance across the night sky in shades of green, red, and blue. While it is possible to spot these lights year round outside of the big cities, the fall and winter are the best times for viewing them. Also, there are prime viewing spots across the provinces that may also offer a viewing package.

For instance, in northern Manitoba there is a lodge on Lake Athapapuskow that provides some of the best views around. You can sit on the outdoor deck or even lounge in their year round hot tub to watch the lights. This lodge also offers hiking, fishing, ice fishing, and snow mobiling for its guests.

In the Northwest Territories it is possible to take a tour originating out of the capital of Yellowknife. Due to its northerly location, a three night tour should give you a 95% success rate of seeing the Northern Lights at least once... read more arrow
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