Why choose Northwest Territories?
The scenery is unbelievable the wildlife amazing - choose a guided
nature tour in the northern forest or mountains, travel with a wilderness
guide through a Barrenland Wildlife Sanctuary or take a tour across
the Arctic Tundra. Wood bison, moose, black bear, beaver, muskrat,
caribou, grizzly, muskoxen, wolves and marten all call NWT their home.
Nahanni National Park Reserve is an outstanding example of northern
wilderness rivers, canyons, gorges and alpine tundra. Designated a
World Heritage Site in 1978, the current park, with a total area of
30,000 square km, is centered on the valleys of the South Nahanni
and Flat rivers. Here you can also experience the might and thundering
waters of Virginia Falls (Nailicho) on the South Nahanni River which
is twice the height of Niagara. Dall’s sheep, mountain goats, woodland
caribou, wolves, black bears, grizzlies and trumpeter swans, all find
refuge in Nahanni.
For the more adventurous travellers one of the most unforgettable
and natural spectacles awaits you in The Barrenlands. Every year large
herds of Caribou migrate from their winter shelter to their summer
Eating out in the Northwest Territories offer similar adventures with
Whitefish fresh from Great Slave Lake a speciality in Hay River and
Yellowknife. Other fish entrees include Arctic Char, Pickerel, Lake
Trout and Northern Pike. Muskoxen and Bison are also often available
and offer something different. They are generally served as tender
steaks, tasty stew or speciality burgers.
Accommodation here offers everything including Campsites, Bed &
Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels and Wilderness Lodges.
Whatever you choose, wherever you travel in NWT you will return with
hundreds of memories and thousands of photographs of this unique and