As the Northwest Territories remembers the fallen on Remembrance Day 2023, we’ve spent time searching the NWT Archives for photos of past services and the military at work in the North.
Home to tens of thousands of photos, the Yellowknife-based NWT Archives contains many that document major military activities like the World War Two push to build the Canol Trail, a US Army project to build a pipeline carrying oil from Norman Wells to the Yukon. (You can still hike the trail today.)
There are also images from 1950s military exercises like Operation Bulldog, a Cold War-era test in which Canadian Rangers were tasked with defending Yellowknife against a mock enemy invasion.
And there are photos from past Remembrance Days, including 1950s workers putting together the cenotaph in Yellowknife.