Yellowknife – September 11, 2019
Public Service Announcement

A large high-resolution geophysical survey will provide additional insight for mineral explorers and development companies interested in the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) Slave Geological Province.

This study, commissioned by the NWT Geological Survey (NTGS), provides detailed airborne magnetic survey data from a promising, yet under-studied region.

The survey measured naturally occurring variations in the Earth’s magnetic and electromagnetic fields which can help indicate potential for the presence of several types of mineral deposits.

Yellowknife – August 15, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Effective today, the Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has introduced changes to the current NWT Food Establishment Safety Regulations (‘Regulations’).

Yellowknife – July 19, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment has issued fire bans for Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks in line with the City of Yellowknife’s city-wide ban.


The setting and use of fires is prohibited at these two parks until further notice.


The use of camp-stoves and enclosed BBQs is permitted. Propane-fuelled burners are also permitted for heating and/or cooking, but must be used within the confines of the fire-pit.



Yellowknife – June 19, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Due to extremely dry forest conditions and the threat of wildfires, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has closed the 60th Parallel Territorial Park until further notice.


Fire bans have also been put in place for the following parks effective immediately:


Fort Smith/Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park Hay River Territorial Park Little Buffalo Falls Territorial Park Twin Falls Territorial Park


Yellowknife – May 15, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Gates will swing open at most parks across the Northwest Territories this week as camping season officially gets underway. 


Parks in the South Slave, North Slave and Sahtu began welcoming overnight guests on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019. All NWT parks will be open by June 1st, 2019.


With more than $7 million in planned and continuing investments in world-class parks infrastructure, NWT park users will notice improvements completed and underway – all of which are being done to improve experiences for visitors and residents alike.


Yellowknife – April 1, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has taken action to support its mineral exploration sector by extending a successful program for two years.

The Work Credit Program (WCP), originally introduced in 2015 to offset costs for mineral explorers since a downturn in the financial markets, will be extended for two years beginning April 1, 2019 to continue to encourage more exploration.


June 4, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (June 4, 2018) - Yellowknife residents will have an opportunity this week to discuss and ask questions about natural resources and energy in the Northwest Territories; and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT’s) approach to energy and resource development.

An “Information Tradeshow” is being staged this week as part of the GNWT’s Resources and Energy Development Information (REDI) initiative.

May 17, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (May 17, 2018) - Do you know someone in the Northwest Territories (NWT) who is a great host?

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is celebrating Tourism Week by recognizing – and rewarding – NWT residents whose actions and initiatives embody our northern spirit and make visitors feel welcome.

The NWT Host Contest invites participants to nominate someone via social media for a chance to win that person $250.

It’s simple. Post on your Facebook or Twitter tell us: 

May 9, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (May 9, 2018) – The first of Northwest Territories (NWT) campgrounds will open for the season beginning May 11, 2018. It could be the best season yet for NWT Parks, which saw record numbers of reservations in the first two days of online booking.

Park users will notice several upgrades this year, including:

April 10, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (April 10, 2018) – Camping enthusiasts can begin booking sites at Northwest Territories (NWT) Parks this week:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00am MST for all parks except Fred Henne; Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00am MST for Fred Henne bookings.

Campsites can be reserved online at