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A Guide to Lutsel K'e

The community of Lutsel K'e

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.

Red Cliffs of the East Arm in the NWT

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.

Floatplane on a beach in Lutsel K’e

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.

While Lutsel K’e is the place to connect with guides and explore the East Arm, there is plenty in and around the community to keep the tourists busy. Click on the map to see some of the things to do and places to visit.

Lutsel K'e walking trail Great Slave Lake view

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.

Fishing guide east arm Lutsel K’e

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.

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