Fort Providence

Fort Providence

Zhahti Kųę – “Mission house place”

Population: 815

Stretching along a high bank overlooking the broad Mackenzie, this historic Dene community is an essential stop for road-trippers. Just five kilometres west of Hwy 3, it boasts a placid campground on the riverfront, top-notch fishing (pike, pickerel, grayling), and distinctive crafts – porcupine quillwork is a local specialty. Also, keep your eyes peeled for bison, which ramble the dusty streets and graze in local yards. 

 

 

 

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North Star Adventures

We offer interesting and fun Day Tours in both Summer and Winter seasons. We also offer multi-day adventure experiences, each showcasing one of many wonderful places to see and experience here in the Northwest... Read more

Frontier Coachlines NWT

Travel through the NWT by the highways connecting these great communities. Read more

Snowshoe Inn

Since 1965, the Snowshoe Inn has been a family-owned and operated business. Our 35 room motel is located on the banks of the Mackenzie River in Fort Providence. The motel also offers an on-site cafe, cocktail lounge,... Read more

Fort Providence Territorial Park

Enjoy great fishing, bison and bird watching, and take advantage of the services available in nearby historic Fort Providence, featuring visitor services, tours, fishing, groceries, a motel and restaurant. The... Read more

Captain's Cabins and Bridge-less Lodging

Three new cabins with awesome views of the Mackenzie River and Deh Cho Bridge. Read more

Snowshoe Inn

Since 1965, the Snowshoe Inn has been a family-owned and operated business. Our 35 room motel is located on the banks of the Mackenzie River in Fort Providence. The motel also offers an on-site cafe, cocktail lounge,... Read more

Big River Service Centre LP

Gas bar, cafe, lounge and 12-room motel located 5 km from Fort Providence, north side of Mackenzie River crossing.  Read more

Dene Fur Clouds Ltd.

Dene Fur Clouds Ltd. is a small knit-fur manufacturing company situated in Fort Providence NT, located at the south western tip of the Great Slave Lake, with a population of approximately 700.  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

DORY POINT TERRITORIAL PARK DAY USE AREA

Located on the south bank of the mighty Mackenzie River where it empties out of Great Slave Lake, just a short way from the Mackenzie River ferry crossing at Fort Providence, this us great spot to take a break... Read more

Deh Cho Bridge

The Deh Cho Bridge near Fort Providence is the only bridge to straddle Canada’s biggest river, the Mackenzie. It's twice as long as any other bridge in Northern Canada. It was also the costliest piece of... 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

Fort Providence Territorial Park

Enjoy great fishing, bison and bird watching, and take advantage of the services available in nearby historic Fort Providence, featuring visitor services, tours, fishing, groceries, a motel and restaurant. The... Read more

Fort Providence Territorial Campground

Perched on the banks of the Mackenzie, this placid, timber-shrouded campground is an ideal basecamp for fishing the big river and exploring the town of Fort Providence, three kilometres downstream. You’ll find powered... Read more

Dory Point Day Use Area

For roadtrippers, this is an ideal spot to stretch your legs, lay out a picnic and enjoy your first glimpse of the big Mackenzie River as it begins its 1,750-kilometre odyssey to the Arctic Ocean. Situated just a few... Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

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