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Hay River | Northwest Territories

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Fisherman’s Wharf

Every Saturday throughout summer

Fisherman’s Wharf Pavilion is an outdoor market with local vendors –  fish produce, baking, local arts and crafts. Every Saturday from mid-June to mid-September Vale Island becomes the place to be for locals and tourists alike.

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Hay River Museum

The Hay River Museum Society Heritage Centre building was the former Hudson Bay Store.

Located on Vale Island the Heritage Centre showcases the history, heritage and culture of the Hay River and surrounding area.

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Northern Lights

In the winter months, the northern lights dance across the sky bringing joy to the community.

On the Astronomy North website, you can check the aurora forecast in Hay River.

Photo: pat Tennant

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Great Slave Lake

Miles of sandy beaches

Great Slave has been at the heart of history, culture and recreation in the Northwest Territories.

Great Slave Lake is the fourth-largest lake completely inside of Canada. The lake is the sixth deepest lake in the world.

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Trans Canada Trail

Hay River has a network of more than 20 kilometres of walking/hiking trails with scenic vistas of the river. Hay River’s trails are part of the Trans Canada Trail system, one of the world’s most ambitious trail systems.

Follow the interpretive signage throughout the trails that detail the local flora, fauna, culture, history and geography of the area.

The Hay River – Vale Island Pavilion is located on the east side of the Hay River Highway, opposite the entrance to the Hay River Airport.

The individuals listed on this pavilion played a crucial role in creating The Great Trail of Canada. The Trail now stretches over 27,000 kilometres, connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.

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Twin Falls Gorge Trail

The easy Twin Falls Gorge trail begins at the community of Enterprise and leads south for eight kilometres through the luxuriant boreal forest.

Along the way, you’ll enjoy interpretive signage, great views of the yawning limestone chasm, and the marvels of Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park, which include Louise Falls and mammoth Alexandra Falls, where the trail terminates.

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Alexandra Falls

Height: 32 m

A mandatory stop on the drive North of Sixty, this booming, 10-storey spillover on the Hay River is the centrepiece of Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park.

Photo: Mike Tidd, Wikimedia Commons

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Louise Falls

Height: 15 m

A four-kilometre day hike downriver from Alexandra Falls or upriver from Enterprise, this tiered, 15-metre-high cataract in the Hay River Canyon can be viewed from one of the finest (and most popular) campgrounds in the Northwest Territories.

Photo: DVS – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvs/28795132747/, Wikimedia commons

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Hay River | Northwest Territories

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