Tsiigehtchic

Tsiigehtchic

“Mouth of the iron river”

Population: 160

Stationed atop a commanding bluff at the confluence of the Mackenzie and Arctic Red Rivers, this tiny Gwich’in town is steeped in traditional fishing, hunting and trapping. It’s a worthwhile stop for Dempster Highway travellers, who can stroll the riverbanks, stop in at the new visitor centre, and check out the picturesque, 80-year-old church. Access across the river is via ferry in summer and ice road in winter. 

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June 21

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