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Information about playing in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Sports, activities and groups of the Northwest Territories are all featured right here.


Sports and the Outdoors

Olympic cross country skiers, speed skaters and national champion curlers and budding hockey stars share roots in the Northwest Territories.

We take our sports seriously, whether in the gym, in the local arena, or on the national stage.

We support active lifestyles for our youth with swimming programs, high quality sports facilities and generous donations of volunteer coaching time. Whether you fancy pond hockey or the rec league, judo, kayaking or speed skating you'll find willing partners ready to share their time and expertise. Sport North is the umbrella territorial organization for Northwest Territories athletes.

Sports Organizations

Sport North consists of 32 Territorial Sport Organizations and three partner organizations (NWT Recreation & Parks Association, Aboriginal Sport Circle of the Northwest Territories and Special Olympics NWT). It has the responsibility for providing programs and services for organized sport in the Territories.

Sport North manages Team NWT that attends the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Games, Western Canada Summer Games and the Canada 55+ Games.

Sport North provides a variety of services including financial assistance such as scholarships for promising athlete scholars, and training funding for young athletes who show promise. The organization also provides information on traditional northern sports.

Sport North members include:

Badminton NT

Basketball NWT

Northwest Territories Biathlon Association

NWT Boardsport

NWT 5 Pin Bowlers Association

NWT Broomball Association


NWT Curling Association

NWT Dogsledding Association

Aurora Horse Association

NWT Figure Skating Association

Golf NT

NWT Gymnastics

Hockey North

NWT Judo Association

NWT Karate

NWT Kayak Association

NWT School Athletic Federation

NWT Federation of Shooting Sports

NWT Soccer Association

NWT Softball

Special Olympics NWT

NWT Squash

NWT Speedskating

NWT Swimming

NWT WTF Taekwondo Association

Tennis NWT

NWT Track and Field

NWT Traditional Sports Society

NWT Volleyball Association

NWT Amateur Wrestling Association

YK Speed Skating Club

Another good resource for information about sports and recreation in the NWT is the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, which works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation.