Fall can be one of the best times of year to view the Aurora Borealis in the Northwest Territories. Late August to early October is dark at night but still warm enough to venture outside with a light jacket and sit under the Aurora comfortably. Capturing the reflection of the Aurora in lakes is a particular pleasure for photographers. This itinerary will introduce you to the beautiful city of Yellowknife and all the activities it has to offer in one of the busiest seasons, fall Aurora season.
Here is a small sample of some itineraries for a visit to the Northwest Territories. Note that all media visits to the Northwest Territories are customized, so these itineraries are offered only to give ideas for activities that can be included in a visit. NWT Tourism does not host large media groups - media travelling individually is most common. It is also important to note that NWT Tourism does not typically accompany media visiting the territory.
Enjoy one of the most authentic cultural experiences in Canada's Arctic at the Muskrat Jamboree. The Muskrat Jamboree is a vibrant and fun festival in Inuvik during the month of March. The festival includes traditional food, cultural games, music and dancing. Enjoy the full experience of the festival and also the chance to see locals herd over 3000 domestic reindeer on snowmobiles.
The tour starts in Yellowknife, the vibrant capital city of the Northwest Territories.
Winter Aurora season is Yellowknife's busiest time of year. Winter Aurora season is the most popular time to visit the Northwest Territories. You will enjoy the glittering Aurora dancing across the sky from a roof top deck or while being pulled by northern huskies on a traditional dogsled. You will experience a true winter in the beautiful snow covered town of Yellowknife.
Driving in the Northwest Territories is beautiful and scenic. The roads are very quiet but full of wilderness. Enjoy your tour by driving the waterfalls route in southern Northwest Territories and finish the trip off by stopping at Canada's largest National Park, Wood Buffalo National Park.
Nahanni National Park is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada. Nahanni National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Canada. During your trip you have the chance to spend time in Yellowknife to see the Aurora and then fly to Fort Simpson, which is the gateway to the Nahanni. You will have a full day tour in the park where you will see the iconic Virginia Falls, Glacier Lake and Little Doctor Lake.