The Northwest Territories encompasses millions of square kilometers of pristine mountains, forests, tundra, rivers, and lakes. Tourists come to the Territories to see rare wildlife in their natural habitat—including bison, caribou, grizzlies, and moose. They come to canoe, hike, dog sled, and snowmobile in stunning Nahanni National Park. And they come for the long summer days—this is the land of the Midnight Sun—and the Northern Lights. For a select group of adventurous retirees, the Northwest Territories is a surprisingly perfect choice.

The capital city, Yellowknife, is the main metropolitan area in the Northwest Territories—and a major population center. Set on the shore of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife is only a few hundred kilometers south of the Arctic Circle—and it’s a perfect vantage point for catching the Northern Lights.

Check out our free, comprehensive listings of Canadian retirement communities in Yellowknife and surrounding communities. You never know—the Northwest Territories might just be the perfect setting for your retirement adventure.