Ice Fishing in Northwest Territories

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Canada Guide for Ice Fishing

Ice fishing in the Northwest Territories Region of Canada. Book your NWT ice fishing outfitter, ice shack and/or guide today on Canada's largest booking, planning and interactive travel and adventure website.

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What You Should Know About Ice Fishing in the Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories, Canada ice fishing is a popular activity during the winter months. Once the rivers and lakes freeze over the waterways become populated with ice shacks and fishing hole parties. The peak season for NWT ice fishing begins in December and runs through till April. However, weather conditions can extend or shorten the season by weeks. Some of the fish located in the lakes and rivers of the Northwest Territories, Canada include lake trout, crappie, bass, walleye, pike, pickerel and arctic grayling.

NWT Ice Fishing Guides

In the NWT there are guides for ice fishing. Guides provide the equipment (rods, reels, ice shacks, etc), transportation, expertise and knowledge of ice fishing. Throughout the backcountry regions in the Northwest Territories are wilderness resorts providing all-inclusive ice fishing adventures. 

Rent A NWT Ice Fishing Shack

NWT ice fishing in ice shacks is the comfortable option for fishing in the freezing temperatures often experienced in the region. Ice shacks are portable heated ice fishing huts erected on the surface of frozen lakes and rivers. Inside each ice shack are some of the comforts of home. Some are basic providing a chair, ice auger and wood stove for heat while others are more deluxe providing sleeping quarters, television and cooking utensils.

Here are some of the more popular ice fishing destinations in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories ice fishing is enjoyed on some of the lakes and rivers in the region like the Hidden Lake Territorial Park, Great Slave Lake, Prosperous Lake and Madeline Lake.

Hay River, NWT is located on the southern shores of Great Slave Lake. there are some parks which provide access tot he ice fishing lake like the Hay River Territorial Park and Porritt Landing.

Located south of the northern community of Inuvik, Northwest Territories is the 800 square kilometre Gwichin' Territorial Park. there are many lakes in the park for ice fishing like Campbell Lake.

Featured Northwest Territories, NWT, Canada Ice Fishing Outfitters, Guides and Lodges

Featured ice fishing guides, lodges, camps, charters and outfitters are posted below. For a total list of places to fish in a community please visit the attraction section listed in the appropriate community. Register your Northwest Territories, Canada ice fishing guide and/or lodge today.

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