Northerners are known for their hospitality and there are plenty of accommodations to choose from.

Spectacular NWT has an accommodations directory to help you plan.

Emergency Services

The NWT has four hospitals and 28 health centres that provide insured hospital service. A directory of healthcare facilities across the territory is available online.  911 service is not available in the NWT.  Instead, dial a local three digit prefix followed by 1111 (###-1111) for local law enforcement, and a local three digit prefix followed by 2222 (###-2222) for local fire fighting services.

A complete list of RCMP detachments in NWT are also available online.

Cellular Coverage

Coverage isn’t available in some communities in the NWT and can be spotty across the territory. Bell Canada is the major carrier in the region.


CBC Radio and CKLB (Native Communications Society) broadcast in all communities. Yellowknife and Hay River are also serviced by a commercial broadcaster (100.1 The Moose).  Radio Taiga (French language) also provides local service in Yellowknife.

CBC Television and APTN are available in most communities as well as most national and international channels, via cable or satellite.