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Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Arctic Canada

Visit the Northwest Territories

Introduction

Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been established as separate provinces since 1999. Visit Yellowknife to kayak along Great Slave Lake or relax on Long Lake Beach. For an Arctic Canada tour, fly north to Nunavut where the majority of islands are located above the Arctic Circle. While there you can continue towards the North Pole.

Tribes

Yellowknife can be photographed from Bush Pilot's Monument in Old Town. Explore the city and visit the heritage museum that tells the story of the Dene First Nations tribe. To explore other settlements, follow guided tours of Nahanni National Park or fly to Nunavut to discover Inuit culture. Take a look at their artwork in Baker Lake or visit the Thule (Inuit ancestors) native site in Rankin Inlet.

Wildlife

Explore Baffin Island and its national parks, accessed via its many small airports. While touring the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, keep an eye out for wildlife such as the arctic fox, caribou and muskox. Or head north to Ellesmere Island to spot narwhal, beluga whale and polar bear. And enjoy watching bugs, bear and bison near the lakes or national parks in the Northwest Territories.

Top itineraries in Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Arctic Canada

Northern Lights in Yellowknife & the Rockies

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,510 pp incl. flights

This 11-day tailor-made winter holiday sees you travel to north to the remote city of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and Canada's most reliable location for spotting the Northern Lights.

Caribou Migration at Arctic Haven

11-day tailor-made journey from £5,865 pp incl. flights

Immerse yourself in the vast wilds of the Arctic in the path of the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd as they head north to their calving grounds in spring or as they start heading south again during the autumn months.

Arctic Watch Discovery

11-day escorted tour from £4,840 pp incl. flights

In July and August, travellers head to Somerset Island in Nunavut to watch beluga whales, polar bears and an array of birdlife. Enjoy a number of activities on offer, including hiking trips and kayaking.

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Top places to stay in Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Arctic Canada

Blachford Lake Lodge

Traditional lodge

A stay at this fly-in lodge enables you to immerse yourself in the wild and relatively untouched landscapes of the Northwest Territories.

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Small & intimate lodge

Lying 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle this remote resort is located on Somerset Island, a world-renowned beluga whale observation site. Enjoy the best of the regions wildlife, scenery and history on a variety of guided activities.

Arctic Haven

Traditional lodge

Located on the shores of Ennadai Lake, Arctic Haven is a wilderness lodge sitting on the tree line of the Canadian Arctic Barrens, home to a 350,000 strong herd of Qamanirjuaq caribou.

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Where to go in Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Arctic Canada

Nunavut

Nunavut is the largest province in Canada and can only be reached by air or sea. Your Nunavut travel experience will explore a number of islands that are part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Baffin Island is the largest in Nunavut with most of its landmass sitting above the Arctic Circle.

Northwest Territories

Follow the Dempster Highway from Inuvik back to the Yukon for stunning views of the tundra and wildlife. And complete your Northwest Territories travel experience by visiting the many lakes and parks on offer.

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When to go to Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Arctic Canada

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Summer (May to September) in Canada's northern provinces brings clement weather and the best chances to see wildlife. You can swim with beluga whales in Somerset Island (Nanavut) and Churchill, and see abundant birdlife along with other species including Arctic fox, seals and muskox. In Churchill, the main polar bear viewing season is short, running for around a month between mid-October and mid-November. As winter approaches, much of the north is frozen and desolate, with temperatures plummeting to -30ºC in places.

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Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Arctic Canada articles

Best of Canada's Winter Destinations

Winter is Canada's longest season. However, rather than shut down the country comes alive with opportunities for activities and festivities. Essentially the country is one big winter playground.

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