The Northwest Territories election of 1885 was the first major election in the history of the territory. The election took place on 15 September 1885.
The election was held to elect members to new districts to cope with the rapid growth of settlers in the territories at the time. Elections were also held in established electoral districts to renew members terms at the end of 3 years as per Northwest Territories law at the time. The election would see 11 members acclaimed and elected to various electoral districts to the 1st Council of the Northwest Territories.
The election was not considered a general election, since it did not involve every electoral district, and was not caused by the dissolution of the council. It was also held in the wake of the Saskatchewan Rebellion of spring, 1885.