National Parks / Natural World in Northwest Territories with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Northwest Territories has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in Northwest Territories offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

The state of Northwest Territories itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • 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!

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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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!