Inside North West Territories
North West Territories
Comprising more than a tenth of Canada, the North West embraces a varied landscape of mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, tundra and swamps. Not a lot of people or towns in this remote area, but 2 UNESCO sites at Wood Buffalo National Park and Nahanni National Park Reserve.
Yellowknife is the principal town and from here you can drive into the area dominated by the amazing South Nahanni River – a mix of tranquil water, frenzied rapids, deep canyons and whirlpools, steaming hot springs and complexes of caves, set in a valley of stunning beauty. Virginia Falls are twice the height of Niagara, and the power, force and noise has to be experienced to be believed.
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Why should I visit North West Territories?
The Nahanni National Park is famous for its buffalo and Kodiak brown bears and Wood Buffalo National Park; the home of the last great free roaming buffalo herds, whooping cranes and the summer residence of pelicans. For a taste of the real Arctic, Inuvik, on the Mackenzie Delta, can be reached by plane from Calgary, Edmonton or Yellowknife. Or you could drive the 457-mile Dempster Highway, north east from Dawson in the Yukon, through spectacular mountain scenery and across two mighty rivers. Stop for the night at Eagle Plains and continue on to the Peel River Game Reserve, and Inuvik, where you can explore by boat or small plane.
The Mackenzie Delta is a labyrinth of channels among thousands of lakes from the mouth of the Beaufort Sea into the Mackinezie River which journeys 1100 miles into Great Slave Lake.
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