Colville Lake sits 80 km above the Arctic Circle and is one of the most traditional communities in the Northwest Territories. And with 159 inhabitants, it is also one of the smallest. A visit to Colville Lake presents an ideal opportunity to relax and connect with the land. Access to Colville Lake is by air, or winter road from Fort Good Hope. Here's what to do when you're staying in the Ptarmigan Net Place, or K’áhbamítúé as it's traditionally known.
Up here, it's just a bit different
National holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices and check community websites for details.
Annual event held on the anniversary of the prophet Ehtseo Ayha’s birthday. Congregate in Deline to participate in discussions and workshops for spiritual, religious, and healing purposes. The event is also designed for participants to experience the traditional way of healing as well as sharing traditional philosophies of life. Includes activities of spiritual growth including teaching of inner self-process, dealing with past hurt, dealing with social problems and discussions of Dene history, legends and spirituality.
Event features activities and locally grown produce.
The Beating Heart of the North
Here in the trackless core of the territory, the frantic outside world is held at bay. This is the home of a grand inland sea, Great Bear – nearly 500 metres deep, slithering with colossal trout, cliff-flanked, and salted with alluring place-names: Conjuror Bay, Grizzly Bear Mountain, the Scented Grass Hills.
Located in the Heritage Hotel, Ventures Dining Room and Canol Lounge offer great food in a relaxed atmosphere.
A favorite place for friends to gather and catch the game. Open seven days a week, fully licensed.
Museum and Visitor information Centre for Norman Wells and the Canol Trail. Retail store carries gifts and clothing, unique fossils and Dene crafts from the Sahtu area. Also carries Clothing, gifts, unique fossils and Dene crafts from the Sahtu area.
Summer hours (June 1-Aug 31):
- Weekdays: 10 am- 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 10 am- 4 pm
- Sunday: 12 pm- 4 pm
Winter hours (Sept 1-May 31):
- Weekdays: 10 am- 5:30 pm
- Saturday (only): 10 am- 4 pm
On the banks of the Mackenzie River in Norman Wells, MacKinnon Territorial Park offers a great view of the Mackenzie Mountains and is a perfect stop for river-trippers. There are eight non-powered campsites, washrooms, firewood, a picnic area and a playground.
Cozy four bedroom hotel in Tulita.
Four rooms with one queen sized-bed and four rooms with two double beds. Each room includes a flat screen TV, Star Choice satellite, a small fridge, microwave, table/chairs, in-room coffee, private bathroom and WiFi. The hotel also provides a fully-equipped kitchen and a boardroom for rent. $340.00 for a single occupant. $420.00 for two occupants.