Canada Travel Guide - Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories Travel Guide
Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun, boasting of the natural phenomena Â“aura borealisÂ”, billowing waterfalls, and roaming wildlife that beacon visitors to stretch their travel wings and venture north to the Northwest Territories breath taking, yet beautifully rugged landscape. Visitors are offered the opportunity to view some of the rarest large wild animals on the planet in their natural habitat - the whooping crane, wild buffalo, bison, moose and caribou. Tours by snowshoe or kayak lead visitors to roaring fires set in lodges near frozen lakes for ice fishing in winter or horseback ride to prime angling or river canoeing in the summer near the heritage sites of the Bear Lake People. The summer hikes into the spectacular wilderness are led by guides or outfitters for short journeys of a few hours on backpacking treks into the surrounding Provincial Parks. A traditional tee-pee is not an unusual replacement for a tent on camping explorations and completes the wilderness feeling of culture seen in most town historic sites and community museums. To get a true feeling of the grandeur and size of the northern Canadian landscape harbour tours and chartered lake boat cruises delighted with stories and fabulous cuisine often help tilt the scale. The Northwest Territories is best explained as an exhilarating outdoor experience and organized as such, the awe of nature is easily balance with a few modern amenities and relaxing spa services before bedtime. Bold experiences call for boldly spirited individuals, of any athletic level who simply want an Â“extraordinaryÂ” trip of a lifetime!