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Welcome to Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

The vast Northwest Territories of Canada cover more than 386,000 square miles (one million sq km) north of the 60th Parallel, extending far above the Arctic Circle. Inside this icy space are two out of the five largest lakes in North America: Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake, as well as some incredible mountain ranges and the ruggedly beautiful Nahanni National Park. Very few people inhabit this immense territory, (the Territories' largest city is the capital of Yellowknife, with a population of less than 20,000) but there are thousands of wolves, bison, bears and caribou on the stark Arctic plains and plenty of whales visible off the coast of the numerous islands.

This is the land of the long summer days of the Midnight Sun, and the winter phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights in the night sky between late August and January. Adventurous visitors are drawn to this forbidding land for canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing and dog sledding, as well as for the unique natural beauty and legendary wildlife.


Information & Facts

Climate

In the South summers are mild with long days, winters are bitterly cold with short days. In the North the cold is more extreme.

Language
The official languages are English and French (predominantly in Quebec).
Money

The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud, larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian dollars.

Time
GMT -7 (GMT -6 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
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