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Traditional long canoe in Gamètì



Gamètı̀ or "Rabbit-net place" is a Tłįchǫ Dene community about halfway between Great Bear and Great Slave Lakes.

This quiet and traditional town was founded in the 1970s by the Tłįchǫ Dene who needed a permanent settlement on the point between Rae Lake and Lac Ste. Croix. Prior to that, this community on the ancestral territory of the Tłı̨chǫ Dene had served for eons as a seasonal hunting and fishing camp.

Access to Gamètı̀ is by air from Yellowknife, or in the winter, via the 213-km ice road from Rae and Behchokǫ̀. Hearty canoe trippers have been known to fly into Gamètı̀ and paddle their way back to Yellowknife and Great Slave Lake via the Marian Lakes/Camsell River Route, also known as the “Idaa Trail.” 

Make the trip to the rabbit-net place and you'll be rewarded with fantastic Grayling fishing and intricately beaded local crafts.

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