Aerial view of Dettah

Dettah

Dettah

Dettah, or "Burnt point," is a Yellowknives Dene settlement of about 220. With a prime location on the rolling shield-rock at the mouth of Yellowknife Bay, Dettah was traditionally a seasonal fish camp and was turned into a permanent settlement in the 1930s.

You'll find Dettah just 27 km up the Ingraham Trail from Yellowknife, but it's even closer when the Dettah ice road is open, making it a quick 6 km trip across the frozen Yellowknife Bay.

Here you'll find many examples of traditional Dene lifestyle - whitefish drying on racks and moosehides being tanned.

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