Frontier Trail

Frontier Trail

The NWT Frontier Trail (NT Highway 3) goes north to Yellowknife through rolling, polished Precambrian rock, dotted with hundreds of clear lakes and rivers.

To access the Frontier Trail, turn onto NWT Highway 3 at the junction of NT Highway 1 & 3.  The Frontier Trail is paved all the way to the capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, on the north shore of Great Slave Lake.

The Frontier Trail is home to one Territorial Park Campground:

  1. Fred Henne Territorial Park

The Frontier Trail is also home to the following Day Use Areas which make for great picnic or roadside stops:

  • Dory Point Territorial Park (located a short way from the south access of the Deh Cho Bridge)
  • Chan Lake Territorial Park
  • North Arm Park Territorial Park

Along the Frontier Trail, stop and explore the historic communities of Fort Providence or Behchokǫ̀.  Both communities have restaurants, grocery stores, accommodations and visitor information centres.

For more information on the roadside attractions along the Frontier Trail, please download a copy of the NWT Road and Campground Guide.