Great Slave Lake, with its epic East Arm. The battle-plated Canadian Shield. Great Barrenland rivers like the Thelon and Coppermine. Timeless villages, nestled in the back of beyond. And ancient bedrock, strewn with gold and diamonds.
Made illustrious by the show Ice Road Truckers, the world’s longest ice-road launches out east of Yellowknife and weaves clear to the Nunavut border. En route, it traverses great lakes, summits whalebacked outcrops, and passes caribou belonging to some of the largest herds on Earth.
Soon to be protected as Thaidene Nene National Park, the East Arm of Great Slave Lake is a wild wonderland. Here you’ll find a wealth of fishing lodges, sailboats, muskoxen, historic sites, shore cliffs, kayakers, towering lookouts, mega-sized fish, serene islands, sacred waterfalls – and the pretty community of Lutselk’e, an outpost of traditional Chipewyan life.