The Northwest Territories is a land that has never been tamed. Larger than all but a handful of sovereign nations, it’s where Canada’s biggest river weaves through an empire of peaks. It’s where herds of caribou darken the horizon. Where lakes are ocean-sized and fish are human-sized. Where polar bears roar and great whales spout.

The city of Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake and approximately 400 km from the Arctic Circle. Not only is it the gateway to Canada’s Arctic, it is also one of the best locations to view the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis overhead.

Last year, I did a strategy report for Canada’s Northwest Territories Tourism Board, which you can view here.