Communities in the NWT

Our six largest communities offer well equipped conference facilities for groups of various sizes. From big events to intimate gatherings the Northwest Territories offers an intriguing look at Canada's North, served with a fine helping of northern hospitality and expertise.

 

Fort Smith 

Fort Smith is home to Wood Buffalo National Park, where wood bison roam free. It is also the summer residence of the magnificent, and protected Whooping Crane. Interpretive tours are offered in the park. For paddlers, the Slave River rapids feature some of the most accessible white water in the Americas. 

Fort Simpson 

Fort Simpson is an ideal location for a smaller meeting or conference. The town has facilities for conferences of up to 100 persons. This is the headquarters for Nahanni National Park Reserve, and the starting point for aerial tours to see the magnificent Virginia Falls and the canyons of the South Nahanni River. 

Norman Wells 

For groups of less than 100, Norman Wells is an excellent choice. A fascinating museum and craft shop features the story of Norman Wells, dating back to the 1920s. The town has a modern hotel and a friendly atmosphere. Excursions can include air tours in the Mackenzie Mountains, and visits to traditional First Nations communities nearby. 

Hay River 

Hay River is located on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, with a wide sandy beach. The town has meeting facilities for up to 150 people at the recreation centre, the golf club and the Legion. Cultural exchanges are possible with the residents of the Katlodeeche Reserve. 

Inuvik 

Inuvik can host conferences for up to 150 people in winter and up to 500 people in the summer, and offers exiting pre- and post-conference tours - on the Mackenzie Delta, on the Dempster Highway and to Inuvialuit communities on the Arctic coast and Islands. 

Yellowknife 

Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and the largest NWT community. The city has the ability to host conferences for as many as 600 delegates and more, with 10 hotels, more than 20 restaurants and a wide variety of pre- and post- conference packages.