Visit Northwest Territories

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The Northwest Territories of Canada is a unique and diverse region located in the northern part of the country. It spans over a million square kilometres and is home to various Indigenous cultures, flora, fauna, and landscapes.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Northwest Territories is Great Slave Lake. The lake offers stunning views and activities such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, bird watching, camping and more. For those looking for an adventure hike or explore Nahanni National Park Reserve to find spectacular canyons with thunderous waterfalls.

In 1871 Andrew Higgins led an expedition to build a telegraph line across Northern Canada from Fort Resolution on Great Slave Lake to what was then known as Fort Yukon on the Arctic Ocean - this route was later named the Mackenzie River after Sir Alexander Mackenzie who explored much of what would become Canada's North-West Territory in 1793 - 1794. This route opened up trade southward from Hudson Bay in Manitoba while connecting fur trading posts throughout northern Canada.