Fort Resolution

Fort Resolution

Denínu Kųę – “Moose island place”

Population: 524

At the terminus of Hwy 6, where the Slave River washes into Great Slave Lake, this Chipewyan and Métis town is the oldest in the NWT. Founded when the North West Company began trading for furs here in 1791, trapping remains a key local industry, along with commercial fishing and timber-harvesting. There’s lots of lush, scenic lakeshore where you can take a stroll, cast a line, or launch a boat into the waves. 

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Aurora Nights Lodge

Summer and winter packages on the Taltson River. Drive out by snowmobile from Fort Resolution or fly out from Fort Smith. Tent frame accommodation. Excellent fishing, custom packages. Read more

Taltson Big Pike Lodge

Boat tours in the wildlife-rich Slave River delta and fishing at Taltson Big Pike Lodge. Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

J's Bed & Breakfast

Comfortable Bed and Breakfast in Fort Resolution. Come and visit and view the Aurora!   Read more

Little Buffalo River Crossing Territorial Park

Located opn the scenic Buffalo River about 20 kilometres shy of Fort Resolution, this placid campground features 20 campsites, washrooms, a kitchen shleter and picnic area, firewood, a boat launch, and excellent... Read more

Taltson Big Pike Lodge

Boat tours in the wildlife-rich Slave River delta and fishing at Taltson Big Pike Lodge. Read more

Det'an Cho Tourist Camp

Gorgeous outdoor location for family reunions, or back to nature retreats. Read more

Aurora Nights Lodge

Summer and winter packages on the Taltson River. Drive out by snowmobile from Fort Resolution or fly out from Fort Smith. Tent frame accommodation. Excellent fishing, custom packages. Read more

Beaulieu Motel

Small motel located in Fort Resolution. Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

Little Buffalo River Crossing Territorial Park

Located on the scenic Buffalo River about 20 kilometres shy of Fort Resolution, this placid campground features 20 campsites, washrooms, a kitchen shleter and picnic area, firewood, a boat launch, and excellent... Read more

East Arm

East Arm Great Slave Lake's East Arm is a world class scenic and geological wonder. Spectacular cliffs drop 180 metres into the tenth largest lake in the world. The scenery is primeval, the result of glaciation... Read more

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 –... Read more

CULTURE WEEK ON MISSION ISLAND

Mid-August

Local instructors teach dry-meat and bannock making, canoeing, rabbit snaring, drumming, moosehide tanning and setting fish nets. Camping encouraged. Road access. Read more

SPRING CARNIVAL AND NWT DOGSLED CHAMPIONSHIPS

March

A weekend to celebrate spring! Includes an adult talent show, the Northwest Territories Dogsled Championships and an annual cribbage tournament. Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

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