Historical Attractions in Northwest Territories with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Northwest Territories!)

Northwest Territories is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in Northwest Territories  that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Northwest Territories’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Northwest Territories when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • The Legislative Assembly Building

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    Yellowknife

    Explore a stunning building of importance in Yellowknife, with free guided tours over summer, and history to learn!

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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.

  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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    Yellowknife

    Explore the heritage of the Northwest Territories with collections include paintings, sculptures, clothing, hunting and working tools, geological samples and more!

  • 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

  • Hidden Lake Territorial Park

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    Yellowknife

    A stunning water based, undeveloped park, with back country camping, trails, and day use options!

  • Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures

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    Yellowknife

    Half day, full day and longer trips in the Northern Territories, including fishing, hiking, bird watching, and those famous northern lights!

  • Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

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    Yellowknife

    Introduce kids to live theatre with a range of productions, as well as workshops and events!