Don Bain's 360° Panoramas of
Northwest Territories

The vast Northwest Territories lack the population to become a Canadian province, especially since the original area was split in 1999 to create the new territory of Nunavut. Most of it is roadless wilderness, and much of it is north of the Arctic Circle.

Starting from Dawson in the Yukon, I have twice traveled north into the Northwest Territories on the Dempster Highway, all the way to its end at Inuvik. The second trip was actually a college field trip, with seven of my favorite students, and included a short flight from Inuvik to Tuktoyuktuk.

In 2016 I made a trip north from Alberta on the Mackenzie Highway to Yellowknife on the Great Slave Lake. This included a side trip to Fort Smith and Wood Buffalo National Park.

My panoramas of this vast area are divided into two regions:

  • The Dempster Highway, Canada's northernmost road, leads north from Dawson City in the Yukon to the Arctic Ocean. These were the last panoramas that I shot on film, and will need some work before I can show them.
  • The Mackenzie Highway leads north from Edmonton in Alberta to Yellowknife on the Great Slave Lake.



Tuk and Inuvik
Tuktoyaktuk
Inuvik
Dempster Highway
Fort McPherson
Richardson Mountains


Inuvik in the Mackenzie River Delta

Inuvik in the Mackenzie River Delta




Alexandra Falls on the Hay River

Alexandra Falls on the Hay River



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