James Pugsley, founder and President of the Astronomy North Society and Northern Project Manager for AuroraMAX returned to North America’s Aurora capital this month to hold training workshops for tourism professionals.
For adventure travelers, there are not many roads better than the Dempster Highway to knock off the bucket list. The fabled road attracts all types of motorist but is, perhaps, most challenging for the two-wheeler types.
NWT Tourism has released its 2019 Explorers’ Guide. The popular photo-filled guide showcases the wonders of the NWT to potential visitors and inspires them to look beyond the aurora to seek out fishing, paddling or camping adventures across all of the NWT's five regions.
Expansion and improvements are coming to Hay River’s Fisherman’s Wharf. The popular weekly market place, which currently operates only in the summer months, is structured around a strip of open-air stalls.
Yesterday the GNWT and the government of Canada announced $8.9 million for the construction of a new fish plant in Hay River. The state-of-the-art processing facility is a key element in the GNWT’s strategy to revitalize the Great Slave Lake fishery.
Commercial fishing on Great Slave Lake has been a mainstay of the South Slave economy since the 1950s when the fishery was developed to supply export markets. The Government of Canada and the GNWT have teamed up to commit 8.9 million funding for a new fish plant in Hay River.
Set to open in the summer of 2019, North-Wright Airways’ Ten Stone Mountain Lodge at Hay Lake has attracted adventure seekers who desire a luxurious twist. “We could not have done it without the support of the GNWT,” said Travis Wright of accessing the Tourism Product Development and Marketing Program to help get the idea off-the-ground.