Sparsely populated and known for its cold climate, the Northwest Region is located in the north of Canada, near the Arctic Circle. In the south, it is bordered by the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia along the 60-degree north latitude line, with the Yukon region sitting on its west. It currently spans over 1,171,918 km2, but before Nunavut separated from the Northwest region in 1999, the area was as large as 3,439,296 km2, accounting for one third of Canada's territory. At the time of the 2011 census, the population was 41,462, of which about 50% were indigenous people. The capital is Yellowknife, where you will find the majority of the region’s population. Due to its sparse population, the economy is mainly based on exploitation of natural resources, such as mining of gold, silver, copper, etc., as well as oil and natural gas.
Winter is long in the Northwest Region, as its snow does not melt until springtime. In the summer, sunlight lasts 20 hours daily, and the temperature can rise to 15 - 21 degrees Celsius, making it the perfect an environment for hiking and camping lovers. It contains unforgettable exploration. It sure offers the opportunity for you to take yourself out of your comfort zone, into the natural wilderness, and explore the beautiful local community surrounded by nature’s wonders. You can witness the dreamlike northern lights, canoe in the turbulence, explore the vast national park, and experience the unforgettable fishing time in the lake in the northern central area.