The Northwest Territories (NWT) is a vast territory in Canada that stretches from the 60th parallel to the Arctic. It has a varied landscape that encompasses forest, mountains, Arctic tundra, and the islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Two of the world’s largest freshwater lakes are in the NWT – Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake – and there are two national parks, the Nahanni National Park and Wood Buffalo National Park.

The NWT includes the regions of Dehcho, North Slave, Sahtu, South Slave, and Inuvik and has 33 official communities with a total population of about 45,000. The capital city is Yellowknife which is located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife is home to approximately 22,000 people and acts as a major hub for those working in mining and the territorial and federal government sectors. It also hosts the Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters.

Yellowknife is a unique and vibrant city that offers many opportunities to develop personally and professionally. It is a close-knit community where you’ll have easy access to a variety of Northern adventures, activities, and incredible nature. To help you become familiar with everything that Yellowknife has to offer, we encourage you to view the information and links on our website. The City of Yellowknife also provides comprehensive information available at