Behchokǫ̀

Behchokǫ̀

“Big Knife”

Population: 2,039

The NWT’s largest Dene community occupies two sites straddling Frank Channel. Orderly Edzo was supposed to replace more traditional Rae, a 10-kilometre detour from Hwy 3 on the shores of Marion Lake, but most residents refused to leave. Today Behchokǫ̀ is the seat of the new Tłįchǫ Self-Government and a gateway to Great Slave Lake’s island-studded North Arm. Groceries, gas and lodging can be found here. 

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Sah Naji Kwe Lodge/Rabesca's Resources Ltd.

Book your next training session and/or workshop at our all season day lodge accommodating up to 24 for meetings. Enjoy a natural setting along the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, accessible by road.  Read more

Sah Naji Kwe Lodge/Rabesca's Resources Ltd.

Book your next training session and/or workshop at our all season day lodge accommodating up to 24 for meetings. Enjoy a natural setting along the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, accessible by road.  Read more

Winterhawk Bed and Breakfast

Winterhawk'€™s spacious main floor suite is dedicated entirely to our guests. We invite you to relax in the comfort of our guest living room, sit by the crackling wood stove or lounge on the main floor patio. Truly... Read more

Tli Cho Motel

Tli Cho Motel is a seven room motel in Behchoko. Read more

Tłįchǫ Online Store

Tłı̨chǫ Online Store, sells handmade authentic native art and crafts made by First Nations and Northern artists from the Northwest Territories Read more

CHAN LAKE TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Approximately haflway between Fort Providence and Behchoko, in the heart of the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary, this roadside day-use park offers a kithcen shelter and picnic area.    Read more

Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary

This big boreal reserve protects Canada’s northernmost population of wood buffalo, which are almost inevitably seen browsing along Highway 3. Roadside parks in the area – including North Arm and Chan Lake – provide an... Read more

NORTH ARM TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Enjoy a break from driving at this roadside park, offering washrooms, a kitchen shelter and a boat launch. Stop and rest on the picturesque shores of Great Slave Lake to take photos or simply to relax with a picnic... Read more

HAPPY DAZE

Mid-August

Talent shows, tournaments, dances and more. Don’t miss this fun-filled weekend for the whole family.  Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

Territorial holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices for details. Read more