The Deh Cho Travel Connection links the Mackenzie, Liard and Alaska Highways, forming a loop through Northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia. In the Northwest Territories, the Deh Cho Connection takes you through dramatic wild landscapes carved by rivers. We call this adventure highway the Waterfalls Route.
The waterfalls created by the Hay, Kakisa, and Trout Rivers are spectacles you won't soon forget. And the power and size of the Mackenzie River is amazing. Where the highway connects to each river there are attractive territorial parks and campgrounds. Twin Falls Territorial Park, near the Alberta border, boasts two spectacular waterfalls coloured gold with the clays carried by the Hay River. At Kakisa, there is excellent fishing near Lady Evelyn Falls. At Fort Providence marvel at the wide, fast-flowing Mackenzie River.
Further west, at Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park on the Trout River, one waterfall is visible from the highway, and one is a short hike upriver. Look for fossils deposited by the ocean that once lapped these shores. The highway continues north to Wrigley crossing the Liard River at Fort Simpson, and the Mackenzie at N'dulee. Heading south on the Liard Highway, Blackstone Territorial Park provides scenic views of the Nahanni Mountains and the Liard River. There's a visitor centre here where travellers can explore the unique features of the Northern landscape.
There are seven small communities along the Waterfalls Route. Enterprise, Fort Providence and Fort Liard have some visitor services. Jean Marie River has bed and breakfast accommodation. Kakisa, near Lady Evelyn Falls, is close to a campground. Wrigley has no visitor services. Tiny Trout Lake, with a fishing lodge, is accessible by air in the summer, or by winter road.