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A Guide to Lutsel K'e

Welcome to the community of Lutsel K’e, a small settlement situated on the beautiful East Arm of Great Slave Lake. Lutsel K’e is near the site of the proposed new Thaidene Nene National Park.

The East Arm is the site of world-class scenery and ancient red cliffs that drop 180 metres straight down into the lake. The area is known for huge fish, dramatic landscapes and primeval wilderness. It is also home to Lutsel K’e, the only community at the eastern end of Great Slave Lake.

Lutsel K’e is your gateway to both Thaidene Nene and the East Arm. And getting here is easy. The community is a 45-minute flight from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Scheduled flights go between Lutsel K’e and Yellowknife at least once per day, every day of the week. Planning a trip? It’s as easy as booking a few nights at Bernadette’s B&B and a return-ticket from Yellowknife with Air Tindi.

What better way, for example, to get a first glimpse of the East Arm from land than by taking the 2.5-kilometre Sheth La Summit trail, an easy walk that starts close to the community and culiminates in a fantastic view of the lake. Log cabins line the shores, and the islands nearby have been used by this land’s indigenous people since time immemorial. Most folks in the community have boats, and you’ll have no trouble finding a guide to take you out on the water.

With the Dene of Lutsel K’e as your hosts, there’s no better way to learn about this spectacular corner of the Northwest Territories. An unforgettable experience awaits.