NWT Wildlife Watching Tours

NWT Attractions and Adventures Guide

Canada Guide for Wildlife Watching Tours and Guides

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What You Should Know About NWT Wildlife Watching

The Northwest Territories, Canada landscape of mountains, rivers, lakes, wetlands, bogs, arctic tundra, lowlands, marshes and boreal forest provides a wilderness environment ideal for sightseeing wildlife. Some of the more popular species in the Northwest Territories include wildlife like wolves, black bears, polar bears, grizzly bears, foxes, moose, lynx, wolverines, muskox, buffalo, deer, porcupine, beaver, mountain goats and Dall sheep. The NWT is one of the only places on earth to see the Woodland Cariboo.

Easy to Access Wildlife in the Northwest Territories

There are parks in the Northwest Territories which makes some wildlife watching relatively easy. The Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary and the Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada are both accessed by major highways. If you plan on road tripping around the Northwest Territories it is common to view bison and sandhill cranes from the highway.. and sometimes they are on the highway.

Remote NWT Wildlife Tours

There are wildlife viewing destinations which are at the end of paddle routes and long haul backpacking trails. Some require air travel to access the trailheads and to access remote sightseeing areas. Some of the more remote wildlife sighting destinations include the Nahanni National Reserve Park near Fort Simpson, the Canol Heritage Trail near Norman Wells and the Mackenzie Delta near Inuvik.

NWT Wildlife Tours & Guides

Wildlife watching in the north is enjoyed while, either, exploring on your own or with a guided tour company operating in the region. Wildlife watching transportation includes kayaking, canoeing, boating, rafting, backpacking, bush planes and floatplanes. Tour groups include an experienced interpretive guide, reliable equipment and lessons (canoe, raft and kayak). There are multi day tours also which explore deeper into the wilderness, closer to wildlife. Most of the long haul tour companies provide meals, accommodations and entertainment.

Featured Northwest Territories, NWT, Canada Wildlife Watching Adventures

For a complete list please visit the attraction section in the appropriate community.  Each N.W.T. community listed on this tourism website provides detailed descriptions and pictures for most of the popular wildlife sighting destinations. And listed under each community are the participating tour companies and outfitters, their contact information and more photos.

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