What’s up for Tourism Week 2019? Your Guide to our Celebration of Tourism

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May 27, 2019

It’s Tourism Week across Canada and the NWT is joining in the celebration.

The GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is taking the lead on a series of events, training, and other initiatives to celebrate our territory’s single-largest renewable resource-based industry.

Here’s what’s going on across the territory this week.


We’re celebrating tourism by running the #NWTHost campaign throughout the week to recognize people who are super welcoming to tourists in their communities across the NWT. There’s cash at stake, so you’ll want to take part.

Getting involved is simple. Nominate a person you think is welcoming to visitors for a chance for that person to win 1 of 10 $250 prizes by doing the following:

  • Post on your own Facebook or Twitter, share in our Facebook comment section, or reply to our Twitter post with:
    • The person’s name (tag them if you can!)
    • Why that person is a great NWT host
    • Use the hashtag #NWTHost — and tag your regional ITI Facebook page so we can see it!

North Slave

NorthernMost Host Training

The North Slave regional office will lead a free NorthernMost Host training session to connect tourism and hospitality workers with the principles of great visitor service.

The session will run May 28, 9:00 – 5:00pm at the Genesis Group boardroom in the Nunasi building.

Tourism Industry Networking Event

The North Slave regional office is hosting a networking session for tourism professionals in Yellowknife.

It will be a great opportunity for operators and other tourism stakeholders to connect, share ideas, and have some fun to celebrate the industry.

The event will be held May 29th, 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

Beaufort Delta

NorthernMost Host Sessions

Both Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk will hold NorthernMost Host training sessions.

Tuktoyaktuk’s session will be held May 27 from 1-5pm at Aurora College.

Inuvik’s will be held May 29 from 1-5pm at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex community room.

Starting a Tourism Business

A three-hour session will be held for people in Tuktoyaktuk looking to tap into the tourism potential offered by the community now at the centre of Arctic tourism in Canada.

The session will be held 9-12pm at Aurora College on May 27.


Community Barbecue

The Sahtu regional office is hosting a community barbecue in partnership with the Town of Norman Wells. It will be held May 30 over lunch time in front of the Norman Wells Historical Society.


NorthernMost Host Sessions

Two NorthernMost Host sessions will be held out in the fresh air in Fort Simpson Territorial Park at the Kitchen Shelter.

The sessions will be held May 28 at 2pm and May 30 at 6pm.

Starting a Tourism Business

The Dehcho regional office will reach out to budding tourism pros with a three-hour workshop.

The session will be held May 29 at 2pm at the Fort Simpson Territorial Park Kitchen Shelter.

Tourism Week Barbecue

The Dehcho office invites the community to celebrate tourism and have a bite at a barbecue from 5:30-7:30pm at the Fort Simpson Territorial Park kitchen shelter Friday May 31.

South Slave

NorthernMost Host Sessions

A free NorthernMost Host session will be held May 29 from 9-4pm at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre in Fort Smith. Please contact regional Tourism Development Officer Michelle Keizer at (867) 872-0912 or Michelle_Keizer@gov.nt.ca to register.