NWT Facts and Information

Canada's Northwest Territories (NWT) is located north of the 60th parallel. It is located above Saskatchewan, Alberta, and eastern British Columbia, nestled between the Yukon and Nunavut.

Over 43,200 people live in the NWT, of which approximately half of are Aboriginal. Much of the population lives in small communities, with about 17,000 people living in the capital city, Yellowknife. On average, the temperature in Yellowknife is -26 degrees Celsius in January and 16 degrees Celsius in July.

Mineral and petroleum exploration and development are important key components of the NWT economy. As well, tourism is a large part of the NWT economy. The NWT northern lights are world-famous, and adventure tourism has brought many sport enthusiasts to visit the "land of the midnight sun" for fishing, big-game hunting, canoeing, birding, and camping.

For more information on the Northwest Territories, here are several helpful sites you may want to visit: