Things to Do

Dip a toe, or more, in the Arctic Ocean! Canada's third ocean is accessible right from the beach at Tuktoyaktuk.

Get a tan at midnight under the midnight sun, north of the Arctic Circle.

Participate in the Great Northern Arts Festival - meet our artists and dance to northern tunes. 

Catch sight of the Delta reindeer herd as they cross the Mackenzie during the Muskrat Jamboree.

The Western Arctic region of the Northwest Territories is a vast area with a heritage and culture that reaches thousands of years into the past. This is the land of the Inuvialuit and the Gwich'in, people who have made a living from this Arctic land for many hundreds of years. There is a natural flow to the pace of life, and an ageless tradition of hospitality. How you experience the Western Arctic is up to you!

Take in a flightseeing trip to a remote community where you can learn about traditional ways of life. Hike deep into the backcountry to experience the extraordinary wildlife and environment. Enjoy unique festivals celebrating activities from arts and culture to the return of the sun.

Visit us during our Arctic winter to explore our ice roads, go dogsledding, or ice fishing and don't miss the Aurora! Our Arctic parks are definitely worth a visit - our beautiful and varied landscape and our traditional cultures will create lasting memories.