Fort Resolution on the big lake

Fort Resolution

Fort Resolution

The oldest community in the Northwest Territories, Fort Resolution is located at the confluence of the Slave River and Great Slave Lake. This tiny Chipewyan and Métis community of 524 goes back to 1791 when the North West Company opened a trading post here.

Trapping remains a key local industry in Fort Resolution, along with commercial fishing and timber-harvesting. There's lots of lush, scenic lakeshore where you can take a stroll, cast a line, or launch a boat into the waves.

When you visit, be sure to make the trip out to the abandoned site of Pine Point, 45 minutes west of town – once one of the biggest mining towns in the North, and now an eerie network of paved roads and sidewalks being overtaken by the wilderness.

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