The Ingraham Trail is the playground of the North Slave region. Starting in Yellowknife, this partially paved route winds some 69 kilometres eastward, rambling over jackpine-studded outcrops, crossing both the Yellowknife River and Cameron River, and linking together more than a dozen lakes glittering in the midnight sun.
Out here, you’ll find a summer’s worth of fun. Wakeboard on the warm waves of Long Lake. Fly-fish at Tartan Rapids. Hike the Big Hill Lake Trail. Roast marshmallows on a promontory above Prelude Lake. Paddle the idyllic Jennejohn canoe route. And picnic at Cameron Falls.
Doing all this is easy, because there are three great territorial parks here to serve as your home base. The first, Fred Henne Territorial Park, offers sun, sand – and easy access to Yellowknife. The middle one, Prelude Lake Territorial Park, provides big thrills and big wilderness on the Ingraham Trail’s biggest lake. Finally, placid Reid Lake Territorial Park, near the literal end of the road, offers a remote and relaxing refuge from modern world.