Things to do in Northwest Territories with kids

The Northwest Territories are a place that isn’t often thought of straight away when it comes to kids adventures in Canada, but it should be! It’s so spectacular, with PLENTY of incredible things to do with kids!

The amazing outdoors is the front runner of amazing places to take the kids. Companies such as Arctic Adventure Tours and Arctic Nature Tours are a great way to take the family out and experience the wilderness (including fun activities like dog sledding!)

Where will you be heading to?  Take your pick! National Parks are a plenty, from Ivvavik - the first national park to be created, to Aulavik with it’s rivers, rolling hills, badlands and water activities. Tuktut Nogair National Park is a brilliant location to spot the amazing wildlife, from wolves, grizzly bears, and muskoxen.

The NWT of course has it’s cities and towns, where kids can enjoy the culture at centers like the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage center, with fascinating collections of historic clothing and hunting tools!

A once in a lifetime experience and certainly a place that the kids will never forget!

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  • Arctic Adventure Tours

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    Inuvik

    Amazing adventure tours from Inuvik, from snowmobiling, husky kennel tours, and dogsledding!

  • Becks Kennels

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    Yellowknife

    Incredible tours in Yellowknife! Running all year round, kids can enjoy tours ranging from the northern lights to dog sledding.

  • Arctic Nature Tours

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    Inuvik

    Explore the unique flora and fauna with Arctic Nature Tours.

  • Aulavik National Park

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    Sachs Harbour

    The park encompasses a variety of landscapes from fertile river valleys to polar deserts, buttes and badlands, rolling hills, and bold seacoasts. At the heart of Aulavik is the Thomsen River, which ...

  • Ivvavik National Park

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    Inuvik

    This is the first national park in Canada to be created as a result of an aboriginal land claim agreement. The park protects a portion of the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd and ...

  • Nahanni National Park Reserve

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    Fort Simpson

    Offering the adventurous visitor a wilderness experience. A key feature of the park is the Naha Dehé (South Nahanni River). Four great canyons line this spectacular whitewater river. The park's ...

  • Tuktut Nogait National Park

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    Paulatuk

    This remote park is located 170 kilometres north of the arctic circle and is home to the Bluenose West caribou herd, wolves, grizzly bears, muskoxen, arctic char, and a high density of raptors. The

  • Cameron River Falls Trail

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    Yellowknife

    Offering many miles of varying terrain trails and explorable options, there are also seaosnal delights to be had, ranging from the falls freezing over in winter, to drying up so much in some summers ...

  • Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures

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    Yellowknife

    Offers half day, full day and longer trips with a variety of seasonally suited options great for family adventure. Options include fishing, hiking, bird watching, plus a variety of tours, including ...

  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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    Yellowknife

    Collections include paintings, sculptures, clothing, hunting and working tools, geological samples and many other items illustrating the history of the NWT.

  • Northern Frontier Visitors Center

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    Yellowknife

    Featuring a wealth of exhibits and displays on the area, with local options include boating, hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and dog sledding in season, plus it's purportedly one of the best ...

  • The Legislative Assembly Building

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    Yellowknife

    A unique architectural endeavour reflecting their modern political ethos, with a naturally high educational value. No facilities for younger kids, this is an extra credit style study stop.

  • Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

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    Yellowknife

    A 300 seat theatre facility with a lively program of varying productions suited to families and children, plus a range of educational workshops, special events and other activities.