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Tetlit Gwinjik Territorial Park Day Use Area

Stop at this scenic pullout just south of Fort McPherson, off the Dempster Highway, and gaze out at all the beauty of the Mackenzie Delta – including the transcendent Peel River and the megalithic Richardson Mountains.

The Richardson Mountains parallel the northernmost part of the Yukon/NWT border. The mountain range, which rises to an elevation of 1.2 kilometres, was named in 1825 by Sir John Franklin after his surgeon, naturalist and co-Arctic explorer friend, Sir John Richardson.

It’s a great berry picking area, and is home to Dall’s sheep, moose, Arctic wolves and the occasional grizzly bear. One of the largest herds of barren-ground caribou, the Porcupine herd, migrates into the northeastern Richardson Mountains in early July.

The day-use area here features several interpretive panels detailing the region’s history and ecology, along with a boardwalk that leads to a must-see lookout.