Welcome to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
On the shores of Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake in North America and the tenth largest in the world, sits a modern city surrounded by untouched wilderness – Yellowknife. It’s a unique city, a tapestry woven by the Indigenous people who have occupied the surrounding land for thousands of years, the early explorers, and the modern adventurers who we have welcomed from around the world.
And now we welcome you to take advantage of all our city has to offer – and to become part of our story!
Welcome to Hay River, Northwest Territories
Hay River was known as the transportation hub of the North for its role in the growth of the Northwest Territories. While transportation still plays an important role today, this small town, which hugs the southern shore of Great Slave Lake, is also a bustling hub of activity – the “Hub of the North.” Whatever the season, you’ll find there’s never a lack of things to do, or see, in Hay River! Start your adventure by visiting the Hay River Visitor Information Centre, where the friendly staff can provide a wealth of information about all the town and surrounding area has to offer.
Welcome to Dehcho, Northwest Territories
Welcome to the land of the Mighty Mackenzie, the Dehcho, which means “big river” in the South Slavey Dene language. It’s a land where you’ll be humbled by some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet! If you want to have some thigh-slapping fun, be sure to take part in one or more of our festivals and events. Many feature traditional First Nations games, music and food, so prepare to be entertained! Wherever your travels take you in the Dehcho, we’re here to extend a warm welcome and help make your visit the most memorable ever!
Welcome to Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nestled at the northern end of Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island, you’ll find a young, dynamic city steeped in deep-rooted Inuit culture. Welcome to Iqaluit, Canada’s youngest and smallest city, with a population of approximately 7,740. A traditional fishing location used by the Inuit for thousands of years, today Iqaluit offers visitors the opportunity to witness traditional Arctic life alongside the conveniences of a southern centre. You’ll be immersed in a culture like no other.
Welcome to Kitikmeot, Nunavut
The stunning Kitikmeot High Arctic, with all its pristine vistas, is a sight you don’t want to miss. Whatever the season, you’ll find there’s never a lack of opportunities to discover the region. Cruise ships sail July to August, exploring the Northwest Passage, Franklin Expedition sites, the majestic wildlife and ancient ruins that trace back for generations. “Nuna” translates as “our-land.” With some of the largest wetlands in the mid-Arctic and expansive caribou calving grounds, you’ll love the sights and sounds of wildlife as they roam free in their natural habitats.
Welcome to Kivalliq, Nunavut
Welcome to an ancient land, where the culture can be traced back to about 500 BC – a place where wildlife outnumbers people and adventure knows no limits.
Each of the region’s seven communities can offer you a unique experience, and you’ll find the stark beauty of the immense landscape is matched by the warmth of the people who live here.
You’ll go back in time as you visit ancient archaeological sites and witness polar bears, grizzly bears, and muskoxen roaming freely. The region encompasses the western shore of Hudson Bay and both Southampton and Coats Islands, and has a typical Arctic climate with long, dark winters and short, cool summers. Most of the communities in the Kivalliq are located below the Arctic Circle, meaning the light cycle here is less pronounced than in the rest of Nunavut.