The Northwest Territories || Highlights

The Northwest Territories has so much to offer for the adventurous traveler—explore it today!

The Aurora Borealis: There is a reason why the Aurora Borealis are nicknamed the Northern Lights: because the great white north is the absolute best place to view them. The Northwest Territories are known for their beautiful Northern lights and work hard to ensure every visitor gets a chance to see them. Global News reports, “Wood Buffalo National Park, which stretches across the Northwest Territories… was designated a Dark-Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.” This makes it the perfect place to view these dancing lights, because there is less artificial light pollution.

Historic Sites: “Here, as nowhere else in Canada, time stands still, preserving the distinctive history of the Dene people, early missionaries, pioneer bush-pilots, frontier oilmen, and more” (Spectacular Northwest Territories). Visit sites such as Our Lady of Good Hope Church, Bear Rock, Canol Trail, Colville Lake Museum, Norman Wells Historical Centre, Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site and more. Nearly every place you visit in the Northwest Territories will have some sort of historic monument or center. This is all due to the dedication to preserve and celebrate the history of this gorgeous territory!

The Rapids of the Drowned: Does that name sound a little daunting? It should. These rapids are not for the faint of heart. Spectacular Northwest Territories writes, “where the vast Slave River crashes into the Precambrian Shield just shy of Fort Smith, it explodes into a maelstrom of house-high waves, log-eating whirlpools and galloping currents.” Named after all the early explorers who died trying to navigate these rough waters, this area also happens to be the peaceful nesting grounds of Pelicans in the summertime.

Looking for a thrill? Head to the Northwest Territories today!

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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