The geology of the Northwest Territories is the very foundation for its wealth of resources, both renewable and non-renewable. These include minerals and gems, oil and gas, coal, gravel and sands.
This regal landscape draws people from around the world to enjoy its scenic beauty as well as its abundant wildlife.
You can view mountain ranges, from majestic peaks to ancient volcanoes that have eroded over time. You can walk on rocks billions of years old, carved and shaped by ice, wind, water, and time, or you can step in mud that will become the rocks of the future.
Northwest Territories Cross Section
The rocks shape the land and form the pathways for resources. Look closely at the world beneath your feet – each rock can give a glimpse back into the history of our world.