Great Slave Gateway Region in Northwest Territories, Canada

Map of Great Slave Gateway Region in Northwest Territories, Canada

Great Slave Gateway | Travel & Tourism Information Guide Live the legend that is Great Slave Lake

Great Slave Lake stretches to the northern horizon like a vast inland sea. It's one of the biggest, deepest freshwater lakes on the planet, and the second largest lake within Canada. Great Slave stretches 456 kilometres from east to west, and feeds the 1800 km long Mackenzie River, which flows north to the arctic coast. With typical northern understatement, we call Great Slave "the Big Lake".

Hay River is the largest community, a town, shipping port and home of the Great Slave fishing fleet. Take a local boat tour, or seek out the headwaters of the Mackenzie River in a sea kayak. Go camping or fishing with our experienced outfitters.

Then, drive east to the wildlife-rich Slave River Delta and Fort Resolution, once a fur trading outpost. Explore the story of the wood bison at a local ranch, or tour the Delta with an aboriginal guide. At Lutsel' ke, accessible by air (from Yellowknife), the fishing really heats up. Here in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake you'll find world class lake trout fishing, and the site of a future National Park.

source: Northwest Territories Tourism