Best Things To Do In The Northwest Territories

Highlights From The Road to 150 Northwest Territories Adventure

With more than one million square kilometres of land area and a population of less than 50,000, the Northwest Territories is about as wild as it gets. It’s certainly not an easy area to visit (many places are fly-in, many roads are gravel, and distances are vast) but for those who make the effort, there are incredible things to experience.

With boreal forest, arctic tundra, some of Canada’s greatest waterfalls, a vibrant indigenous culture, and boundless wilderness, this is an adventurers paradise!

While in the NWT, we visited many beautiful waterfalls, took a float plane to a secluded lodge nestled between two lakes, learned about the first nations at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, took a spectacular trip over Nahanni National Park, and drove all the way up to  Tuktoyaktuk where we jumped into the Arctic Ocean. We also toured Inuvik, took a boat tour through narrow channels of the Mackenzie Delta, and saw heaps of wildlife, including bears and bison. We packed a lot of adventures into our short visit and can’t wait to return one day and explore the territory further.

We also learned many new things, including:

  • Nahanni National Park was the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • The new highway to Tuktoyaktuk is the first Canadian highway to reach the Arctic Ocean!

There is so much to do in the Northwest Territories, especially for those who love the outdoors. Whether you’re looking for incredible natural parks to explore, secluded lakes, or first nations culture, NWT is the place to be! [Read more…]

7 Things You Must Do in Canada

This post is part of the “This is My Canada” series for Canadian bloggers who want to write about the things we want people to experience in Canada. Maybe my top 7 is cliche or maybe they are obvious, but I don’t care. I love em!


Banff Springs Hotel

1. Rocky Mountains

Maybe I’m biased because I live in the west but I’ve yet to find anything on earth more beautiful than the Canadian Rockies. The drive from Calgary, Alberta to British Columbia is outstanding. Summer is the best time for a bunch of reasons. The road conditions are much safer and you’ll truly get to see the amazing contrast between lush green pine forests, bright blue skies, granite grey mountains, and emerald colored lakes. Add to this the high probability of spotting deer, elk, mountain sheep, and potentially some grizzly bears, and you have one hell of an adventure ahead of you. The area is also home to Banff National Park, which is not only Canada’s first national park but also the #1 tourist spot in the country. Here in the winter? No worries, you’ll still get to bask in jaw-dropping beauty and the amazing contrast between bright white snow and deep blue skies. You can also go skiing at multiple world-class resorts. [Read more…]