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In Honour of Canada's Birthday, 150 Roundtrip Tickets Are Up for Grabs!

Picture of Hayley Simpson
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Updated: 6 March 2017
Canada is celebrating a big milestone this year: its 150th birthday. It’s a young country celebrating in a big way. As well as free entry to all Canadian national parks in 2017, one territory is holding a huge competition. Keep reading to find out how to win roundtrip tickets to the spectacular Northwest Territories.
Dawson City, Klondike and Yukon rivers and Bonanza Creek in Tintina Trench
Dawson City, Klondike and Yukon rivers and Bonanza Creek in Tintina Trench | © Josef Hanus/Shutterstock

First up, a quick look at the Northwest Territories, located northwest of central Canada. Although it covers a lot of ground (1,346,106 square kilometers or 519,734 square miles), only 46,200 residents call it home. Forty-eight percent of the population is also of Aboriginal descent. The Northwest Territories include part of the Arctic Archipelago, boreal forests and a cosmopolitan capital in Yellowknife. It truly is an area for adventures, which will be aplenty if you win a roundtrip ticket.

Aurora Village in Yellowknife
Aurora Village in Yellowknife | © Phung Chung Chyang / Shutterstock

The territory’s official tourism board created the Secrets contest, and they are sharing 150 secrets over 150 days as part of the country’s 150th birthday. The website states: “Some of them are big secrets, like the fact that the Northwest Territories is the best place in the world to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis. Or that we have one of the most amazing waterfalls in Canada, almost twice the height of Niagara. We’ll also share smaller secrets, tucked away in every corner of this vast territory.”

Autumn in the Canadian Northwest territories along Ogilvie river and Mountains
Autumn in the Canadian Northwest territories along Ogilvie river and Mountains | © FloridaStock/Shutterstock

But as well as the secret sharing, they are giving away 150 roundtrip Air Canada tickets to the Northwest Territories from several Canadian cities. These are Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax, and Ottawa.

So how do you win these tickets? There are two simple ways. Visit the official website and complete the entry form at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, people can try and find a winning coupon inside one of the 30,000 folders they are going to distribute throughout Canada’s major cities in February and March. To learn just where these folders will be, you have to follow their Facebook page.

Aerial view of Canada’s longest river, the Mackenzie River, empties into the Beaufort Sea
Aerial view of Canada’s longest river, the Mackenzie River, empties into the Beaufort Sea | © Max Lindenthaler/Shutterstock

As well as the free tickets, there are also five “super prizes” up for grabs. These include airfare for two people, local transportation, accommodation and planned activities in one of the Northwest Territories’ five tourism regions.

Are you excited for ice adventures, mountain hikes and kayaking down Canada’s longest river, the Mackenzie? Winners of the roundtrip tickets will be selected on three dates: February 21, March 21 and April 10, 2017. On the last date, the super prizes will also be drawn. The tourism board encourages you to visit the website or Facebook page daily to learn more about the secrets awaiting you in the Northwest Territories.

Nahanni National Park Reserve
Nahanni National Park Reserve | © GeGiGoggle/Shutterstock

For more information and full details about the competition, check out the contest rules.