Dehcho

Big mountains, big waters, big hearts 

Dehcho means “big river” – referring to the great Mackenzie, 1,600 kilometres long and as much as five kilometres wide, sluicing relentlessly toward the Arctic sea. Flanking the current: The foothills and spires of the Mackenzie Mountains are home to not one but two national park reserves, Nahanni and Nááts’ihch’oh – jewels in Canada’s crown and destinations on every paddler’s life-list. Despite all this wilderness, the Dehcho is within easy reach. For Alaska Highway roadtrippers, it’s a convenient, rustic sidetrip, free from long lines of RVs. The region is also accessible by air and road from Yellowknife. Moose, bison, and black bears ramble the dusty roadsides. And traditional villages thrive – outposts of Dene, Métis, traders, bush pilots and more, whose friendly faces and the low-key pace will pacify your soul.

Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

For eons, Fort Simpson has been a gathering place – for Dene, Métis, traders and more. ...

Up here, it's just a bit different

Hint: #6 stretches more than 2,000 feet.

Take a scenic ride to Wrigley on the remote Heritage Route.

Flying in floatplanes. Riding on car ferries. And – yes, skinnydipping. 

Experience a once in a lifetime northern Canada adventure! Drive the Mackenzie Highway, boat the Mackenzie River and fly into the Nahanni National Park Reserve. The highlights of this tour include experiencing genuine Aboriginal culture, the 300km drive from...

On this 12-day tour you could see the world’s biggest wild buffalo, you will visit and meet with the wonderful people of the Deh Cho, experience Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal culture, retrace the historical 1789 journey of Alexander Mackenzie on the very cool...

Cloudworks provides both short and long term, turn-key apartment suites located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Our suites are large and comfortable, within walking distance of many city amenities and include a fully stocked kitchen and in-suite laundry...

Swim at Long Lake’s sandy beach. Camp, picnic, canoe or enjoy the amenities and attractions of nearby Yellowknife. Hike the four-kilometre Prospector’s Trail, highlighting the gold-bearing geology of the area. Or follow the Jackfish and Frame Lake trail system, leading...

Located on Vale Island in Hay River, (follow the signs; it’s about 10 kilometres past the information centre), this park offers fantastic swimming on the sandy shores of Great Slave Lake, unique views of barges and fishing vessels plying the waters, and great...

Midway between Fort Simpson and Fort Liard on the Liard Trail, Blackstone Territorial Park boasts stunning mountain views and a prime location on the Liard River, downstream from its confluence with the South Nahanni. This is an excellent starting...

This popular park and campground are located at the junction of Highway 1 and the Trout River (Sambaa Deh in the Slavey language). The river was a traditional transportation route before and during the fur trade. The falls forced travellers to portage around...

Located in the heart of Inuvik, this park offers 19 powered and eight non-powered sites, and convenient access to the town’s attractions. The park is situated on a bluff overlooking the east branch of the Mackenzie River, with a view of the Richardson Mountains....

Just outside Inuvik, this park features an observation tower with excellent views of the surrounding scenery and prime bird-watching. Watch for falcons, eagles and ducks, our summer residents. There is an abundance of cranberries, blueberries and cloudberries that...

This park is perched on a cliff overlooking the Peel River and surrounded by stands of white birch and white spruce trees. It's an ideal place to unwind for a few nights on the long journey up or down the Dempster. The visitor centre offers a fascinating glimpse of the...

On the banks of the Mackenzie River in Norman Wells, MacKinnon Territorial Park offers a great view of the Mackenzie Mountains and is a perfect stop for river-trippers. There are eight non-powered campsites, washrooms, firewood, a picnic area and a playground.

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Experience Yellowknife’s rural wilderness beauty in comfort at Country Cabins. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking and Aurora viewing are all readily accessible from our location at Prelude Lake. Prelude Lake is also a great starting point for those wishing...

A bustling little restaurant in Old Town, Bullock's Bistro is known for serving fish fresh from Great Slave Lake. We offer "Yesterday's news and Today's Fish and Chips." Enjoy our informal atmosphere in a Heritage Building from 1936.

Looking for some unique arts and crafts on your visit to Tuk? Look no further!  Open daily: 10am-5pm  Can't make it during these hours? Give us a call for after hours appointments or for tour groups at (867) 977-2118 or (867) 620-1960. We...