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Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories of Canada cover 1.13 million square km north of the 60th Parallel, extending far above the Arctic Circle. The territories include Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake, the fourth and fifth largest in North America. Incredible mountain ranges rise in the west and the Barrenlands lie to the east. Only 40,000 people inhabit this immense territory, which they share with white wolves and white whales, herds of bison, prowling bears, and caribou by the thousand.

When you visit the Northwest Territories, you will have experiences shared by very few others from Below 60.

In 1999, the eastern part of the Northwest Territories were organized separately as a new territory known as Nanuvik.