Northwest Territories, Canada is home to Boreal Forests, the Canadian Shield, the Mackenzie Delta and the Arctic Ocean. It is a rugged wilderness backcountry region of Canada steeped in wildlife and remote natural beauty surrounded by adventures. It is referred to as the "Land of the Midnight Sun" during the summer months and home to the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) during the winters. It is a northern gem.
The capital of the Northwest Territories is the City of Yellowknife which rests on the northern shores of Great Slave Lake.
Here are some of the top accolades in the Northwest Territories. The Mackenzie River is Canada's longest river (1,738 km - 1080 miles). Great Slave Lake is the second largest lake located within the borders of Canada and the deepest lake in North America reaching depths of 616 metres. The Northern Lights-Aurora Borealis is visible 250 days of the year. The community of Inuvik is Canada’s northernmost town). The people of NWT travel ice roads during winter months. The Northwest Territories is also home to the rarest breed of bear on earth called a Grolar (inter species mating of Polar Bears and Grizzly).
Top things to do, attractions, adventures and activities most enjoyed in and around the NWT, Canada includes fishing, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, boating, sailing, river rafting, ATVing, flightseeing, birding (birdwatching), kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
A few of the more popular, some would say best, activity destinations and sightseeing highlights in the Northwest Territories includes the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary (free roaming buffalo); Wood Buffalo Park (last natural staging area for the endangered whooping crane and the 2nd biggest park on earth); Aulavik National Park on Banks Island (80 000 musk oxen herd); Deh Cho Nahanni National Park Reserve (90m-high Virginia Falls and Canada’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site); Waterfall Highway (series of beautiful easy-access waterfalls all in a row); Dempster Highway (Canada's most northern road); Great Bear Lake (largest freshwater body entirely within Canada); and the Tuktut Nogait National Park (so remote it receives the least tourists in most years in Canada).