The beating heart of the North 

Here in the trackless core of our territory, the frantic outside world has not arrived, and possibly never will. This is the home of a grand inland sea, Great Bear – nearly 500 metres deep, slithering with colossal trout, cliff-flanked, and salted with alluring place-names: Conjuror Bay, Grizzly Bear Mountain, the Scented Grass Hills.

Here, too, is the North’s king of rivers, the mammoth Mackenzie, six kilometres wide, pressing northward with its watery burden of driftwood, fish, barges and canoeists, and joined along the way by wild tributaries like the Redstone, the Keele and the Mountain.

In the west of the Sahtu, you’ll find a jagged world: the Mackenzie Mountains, pierced by only one path, the famous Canol Heritage Trail, and bustling with mountain sheep, caribou, moose and other game. 

And finally, here you’ll find five vibrant villages, thriving on the cusp of the Arctic Circle – no roads in or out, their hearty residents insulated from the woes and worries of the outside world.  


Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Plummer's Great Bear Lake Lodge

Great Bear Lake Lodge is located on the Dease Arm of Great Bear Lake and is home to the biggest Lake Trout in the world. Up to 60 and 70 pound Lake Trout can be caught and are always released to fight again. With the... Read more

Canoe North Adventures

Since 1987, offering guided canoe trips and hiking expeditions, logistical support and rentals for self-guided clients accessed through Norman Wells in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories including the... Read more

MacKinnon Territorial Park

On the banks of the Mackenzie River in Norman Wells, MacKinnon Territorial Park offers a great view of the Mackenzie Mountains and is a perfect stop for river-trippers. There are eight non-powered campsites,... Read more

Little Dipper Bed & Breakfast

Four rooms available in comfortable house, meals available when needed. Read more

Jackson's B&B

Bed and Breakfast accommodation located in the historic Mackenzie River community of Fort Good Hope. Read more

Heritage Hotel

On the Mackenzie River with views of the Mackenzie and Franklin Mountain ranges. This hotel with 29 rooms accommodates 58. Read more

Grey Goose Lodge Ltd.

Welcoming and friendly with a rustic charm and all modern conveniences, Grey Goose Lodge offers a unique get-away for small groups and adventure seekers. The Grey Goose Lodge is the hub of community life and your... Read more

Drum Lake Lodge

Wilderness lodge located on the shores of Wrigley Lake. Access from Norman Wells. Read more

Dechenla Wilderness Resort

Remote naturalist'€™s lodge snuggled in the Mackenzie Mountains, in the largest mountain wilderness in North America. Located along the Canol Heritage Trail (Mile 212). Read more

Colville Lake Lodge

Accommodates 12 in beautiful log cabins in the Dene community of Colville Lake. Read more

Colville Lake Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast lodge offers all amenities. Four rooms with additional accommodations on site. Read more

Sahtu Dene Inn

For anyone interested in booking a room, the Sahtu Dene Inn can accommodate up to 36 people. Free wifi, satellite television and working area for the business traveller. Kitchen facilities and living rooms are also... Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

Two Rivers Hotel

Cozy four bedroom hotel in Tulita.  Read more