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This route begins near Kakisa on Highway 1 and leads to Yellowknife. The Frontier Trail is paved all the way to the capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, on the north shore of Great Slave Lake.
You can stop in historic Fort Providence for restaurants, accommodations and visitor information. You'll drive through the Mackenzie Valley Bison Sanctuary, set aside for free roaming bison. After leaving the sanctuary, stop at one of our roadside day use areas as you travel North. Dory Point Day Use Area is a nice place to stop for a picnic before crossing the MacKenzie River. Chan Lake Day Use Area is a great place for wildlife viewing. Watch for bison, sandhill cranes and waterfowl.
At the end of Highway 3 you'll reach Yellowknife, with gourmet restaurants, hotels, shopping and all modern amenities. Located on the shores of beautiful Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife is an unusual blend of southern and northern cultures. It is a city of contrasts with modern high-rise towers overlooking the rustic heritage buildings of Old Town.
While in Yellowknife, experience one of the most unique golf courses in the world, the all-sand Yellowknife Golf Course, a truly unique experience. If a raven steals your ball, just drop another one and play on!
NWT Parks is currently upgrading their website and rebuilding the online reservation system. The new site will be available in early April.
You will be able to reserve a campsite at your favourite territorial park beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
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