Living in the NWT
Living in the Northwest Territories is unlike any other place in Canada. Residents across the North are welcoming and friendly, and enjoy a relaxed, culturally-rich lifestyle with the most spectacular natural scenery.
In the NWT, there is always something to keep you busy and there are a myriad of activities to choose from. If you enjoy being outdoors there are activities such as cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, canoeing, and hiking. If you are more of an indoor person, activities for adults and students such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, hockey, figure skating, pottery, quilting and traditional arts and crafts are options in many communities throughout the NWT.
Here are some fun facts about the Northwest Territories:
- The Northwest Territories is home to 44,000 people.
- According to meteorologists, Yellowknife - the capital of the NWT, enjoys more sunshine than any other city in Canada.
- The Northwest Territories has 11 official languages.
- The Dehcho region is home to a total of 19 known hot springs, some of which can get over 30 degrees.
- The Thomsen River in the NWT is considered the farthest-north navigable river on the planet.
Click below to access external websites that provide even more information to help you get settled:
- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has great information about hunting, fishing and trapping.
- Sport North Federation and the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs can provide information on sports for adults and children, as well as the After School Physical Activity Program, Children and Youth Resiliency Program, and the Youth Centres Initiative.
- Contact Northwest Territories Tourism for information about sights, experiences and more fun facts about the NWT.
- Click here for a link to services available to NWT residents.
- Visit the Come Make Your Mark page for practical information about what it means to live in the NWT.