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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. 

Tulita means "Where the Waters Meet" and you'll find this Mountain Dene community where Great Bear River empties into the Mackenzie. Established as a trading post in 1869, Tulita, then called Fort Norman, sits across the river from the Mackenzie Mountains and right underneath the storied Bear Rock. Tulita is your jumping off point for adventures in Náátsih'ch'oh National Park Reserve, as well as the location of some of the most important stories in Dene lore. Fly into Tulita from Norman Wells, or drive up the ice road from Wrigley in the winter. 

Deline, with a population of just over 500, is a Dene community on the western shore of Great Bear Lake. In fact, it's the only community on the shores of Great Bear Lake, the largest lake entirely in Canada. Here's how to experience the wonder of this traditional Sahtu community.

In the Sahtu, here's what not to miss

Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:10

The biggest lake. The longest river. The wildest mountains. The toughest trail – and more. 

CANADA DAYnewmedia Sat, 03/30/2019 - 12:47

National holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices and check community websites for details.

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