Welcome to the Spectacular NWT Tourism Industry Website

The tourism industry in the Northwest Territories is vibrant and growing. This industry website is meant for all businesses and individuals involved in the tourism industry in the Northwest Territories. On this site you will find useful information and news related to the tourism industry, upcoming events, and information about membership in the association. 

News & Updates

Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories - Industry, Tourism & Investment, announced that businesses can now apply to the Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Program for funding to get businesses financial books in order.
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors for NWT Tourism occurred on September 30th. Items included in the member update include: marketing resources shifted to operator support programs, new partnership with Destination Canada, Board Member adherence to By-Laws, Tourism Industry Survey Results & 2020 Resolutions, and an Annual General Meeting Update.
The new member offers guided and self-guided drives on the Dempster Highway to Tuktoyaktuk and the Arctic Ocean, and photography trips on the Dempster Highway and the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway to the Arctic Ocean.
Destination Canada reports that In 2018, international overnight arrivals to Canada reached a new height of 21.13 million visitors, surpassing the record level previously achieved in 2017 by 1.2% and breaking the 21 million mark for the first time ever.
The 22nd annual NWT Tourism Conference and Annual General Meeting was held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories from November 6-8, 2018. Speakers inspired delegates to think about changes, challenges and opportunities for the tourism industry in the NWT and how to navigate those changes and challenges and pursue new opportunities in the year ahead.
The spectacular Northwest Territories was on display as part of Canada's China Tourism Mission. The mission is being led by Minister Chagger, federal Minister for Small Business and Tourism. It took place in China from June 21 to 28, 2018 and included business meetings in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The federal trade mission provided national and regional tourism industry representatives with an exceptional platform to advance Canadian tourism interests and it was aligned with a major annual event in Beijing organized by the Canada China Business Council.