Fort Resolution National Historic Site

Here, on this rectangular peninsula jutting northward into Great Slave Lake, the Northern fur-trade got its foothold. Parks Canada has designated this 8.8-hectare expanse – long the site of a Hudson Bay Company post – as a national historic site. It and other trading posts in the region began operating as early as 1791, forging the first link between northern Indigenous people and European traders. Though almost no trade of the post now remains, visitors can enjoy the view of the lake and the Resolution Islands, imagining the hubbub here when Dene from through the Mackenzie Delta arrived here to trade.