scheduled destinations

Sahtu Region

The Sahtu region is the home to important, pristine, and unique lands. Here, in the untrodden core of the territory, the frantic outside world is held at bay. This is the home of a grand inland body of water, the largest entirely in Canada, known as Great Bear Lake. The North’s ruler of rivers, the mammoth Mackenzie, is joined along the way by wild tributaries like the Redstone, the Keele, and the Mountain.

In the west, you’ll find a jagged landscape bustling with mountain sheep, caribou, moose, and other game. The Mackenzie Mountains stand guard over these lands, with almost no known paths apart from the famous Canol Heritage Trail. 

And among these unforgettable sights, you’ll find five vibrant communities thriving on the cusp of the Arctic Circle, their hearty residents insulated from the bustle of city life.

Yellowknife

Situated on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and the largest city in the NWT. Founded in 1936, the city is located in the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation who founded the nearby community of Dettah in the early 1930s.

Regardless of what time of year you visit, there’s always something happening in Yellowknife. You’ll find excellent restaurants, comfy accommodations, and various unique local shops. One of the best things about Yellowknife, though, is its location. The bustling streets are filled with trendy shops and public art, but take a few steps out of town, and you will be surrounded by untouched northern wilderness.

Delta Region

The Mackenzie Delta is one of the world’s great scenic areas. The vast, unspoiled Delta is well worth viewing from the air, with its myriad channels, islands, and its variety of wildlife. Caribou. Muskox. Reindeer. Treeless tundra, sprawling to infinity. High Arctic islands reaching toward the North Pole. Beluga. Polar bears. An ocean, frozen in place, seemingly frigid yet alive with abundance. It’s all here, along with the people who call it home — the Gwich’in and Inuvialuit, who’ve thrived here for millennia alongside the mouth of the Mackenzie River and the flanks of the Northwest Passage.