Aerial view of Wrigley

Wrigley

Wrigley

Wrigley, traditionally known as Pedzéh Kı̨́ or "Clay place" is a community perched on a high bluff overlooking the Mackenzie, with the rumpled Franklin Range at its back door and the great Mackenzie Mountains rising to the west. Its name comes from Hudson’s Bay Company chief commissioner Joseph Wrigley.

This log-cabin settlement is the Northern-most of the Dene-Dehcho communities. Wrigley has a population of about 120, most of whom live a traditional lifestyle of trapping, hunting and fishing.

In the early 1800s, various trading posts were established in this area, including Fort Alexander, Fort of the Small Rapid and Fort Wrigley. In 1965, due to the swampy conditions at Fort Wrigley, the government relocated the population 16 kilometres up the Mackenzie River to the present site of Wrigley. You'll find Wrigley at the end of the Heritage Route, or Highway 1.

An excellent day trip activity from Wrigley is a trip downstream on the Mackenzie River to Roche qui trempe a l'eau sulphur springs.

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