Norman Wells, NWT, Canada is situated on the banks of the mighty Mackenzie River, surrounded by the Franklin and Richardson Mountains, in the Mackenzie Delta Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is a resource town at the doorstep to backcountry adventures.
Top attractions, adventures and activities most enjoyed in and around Norman Wells, NWT, Canada include kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, fishing, hiking, boating, birdwatching, wildlife watching, backpacking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing.
A few of the more popular, some would say best, activity and sightseeing destinations located in and around Norman Wells, Northwest Territories includes the Mackenzie River, McKinnon Territorial Park, Mackenzie Mountains, Great Bear Lake, Norman Wells Historical Centre and the 372 kilometre Canol Heritage Trail.
Norman Wells places to stay, services and amenities important to travelers include accommodations (hotels, cottages, lodge), campground, tours, guides, outfitters, attractions, restaurants, laundromat, coffee shops, grocery store, pubs, liquor store, bank, gas station, and internet service.
There are no summer roads connecting to Norman Wells, NWT. Summer travel is on the river and in the air. In the winter months, the Mackenzie River becomes part of an ice road which then connects vehicles to the communities of Fort Simpson (south) and Inuvik (north).
Air transportation services include floatplanes and charter and jet flights connecting (YVQ) Norman Wells Airport to Edmonton, Yellowknife and Inuvik.