Best of the Northwest Territories
Wood Buffalo National Park: A visit to the world’s second largest national park requires time and patience, but visitors will be rewarded with the sight of the world’s largest free-roaming herd of bison.
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre: Yellowknife’s premier attraction lays out the entire natural and human history of the territory in a modern, inviting lakefront setting.
Yellowknife’s Old Town: Park your car and explore one of western Canada’s most eccentric neighborhoods on foot, taking time out for a meal at the utterly unique Wildcat Cafe.
Golfing Under the Midnight Sun: There’s no such thing as twilight rates at the Yellowknife Golf Club, where it’s possible to tee off day and night in late June and early July.
Nahanni National Park: A day trip by floatplane is fine, but a guided trip down the South Nahanni River is what draws most visitors to this remote and mountainous park.
Tuktoyaktuk: If you’re the type that needs to see what’s at the end of the road, you won’t want to miss “Tuk,” a tiny village perched on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, but made accessible for all with day trips from Inuvik.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition