Geographic Names Program
The mandate of the Geographic Names Program is to gather, preserve and disseminate information on the traditional, current and historic names for geographic features and populated places throughout the Northwest Territories. Information is gathered through a combination of field, archives and library research. Names are preserved in the NWT Geographic Names Database, the records of the Geographic Names Program and through the official approval process.
There are over 4000 official geographic names in the Northwest Territories. If you are interested in information about specific NWT Geographic Place Names please consult the links below.
Proposing new geographic names
Please consult the following guides if you would like propose a new geographic name for a geographic feature or place in the Northwest Territories.