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Northwest Territories #3 Highway Guide

Miles Kms Item Summary
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Junction of Highway 3 and Highway 1 'The Mackenzie Highway'
Highway #1 continues West to Fort Simpson, NWT; access to Highway &7, Fort Liard, NWT and Alaska Highway; Nahanni National Park Reserve, NWT; (fly in tours, views of spectacular NWT,Virginia Falls)
4.8
7.7
Chickilee Creek
dries up; possibility of seeing Sand Hill Cranes
4.9
7.9
Wolf Skull Creek
beavers
12.6
20.2
Dory Point Park
Day use area; picnic sites; toilets; covered kitchen shelter; on shore of scenic Mackenzie River
14.7
23.7
Mackenzie River, NWT ferry crossing
'Merv Hardie' free ferry; 20 minute crossing time - 1/2 hour total; toilets in parking area; no service between midnight and 6 am; stored in winter - ice bridge used instead; CBC Radio 1230 AM. - The Mackenzie River, NWT starts at the outflow of NWT, Great Slave Lake. The 1,738 km River flows into the Arctic Ocean. The river is named after Alexander Mackenzie, who in 1789,traveled the river trying to reach the Pacific Ocean.
15.3
24.7
Mackenzie Wood Bison Sanctuary, NWT
signage indicating start of vast unfenced area - wild bison grazing along and crossing highway - watch for fresh bison chips indicating their presence; 'bulldog' horseflies prevalent in bison areas;
18.6
30.0
Service station
West side of highway; all services: propane, coffee shop, craft store; surcharge on purchases under $5 using debit card; last service centre directly located on Highway 3 until Yellowknife; next service - Rae distance of 223 km
18.7
30.1
Community of Fort Providence, NWT turn off
West side of highway - 5 km in to Fort Providence, NWT; 18 campsites amidst birch trees along Mackenzie River bank at Fort Providence Park (located 2.5 km down turn off from Service station) -Attractions in Fort Providence, NWT - Annual Mackenzie Daze celebrations held in August, features, cultural events, canoe races, adult and youth talent shows and more.
26.2
42.2
Road
South side; yellow gate
36.0
58.0
Gravel pit
South side
41.3
66.5
Pullout
South side of highway; garbage cans
50.2
80.8
Pullout
North side; garbage cans
52.9
85.2
Radio tower
North side
54.7
88.0
Caen Lake, NWT
flooded area
63.1
101.6
Road
South side; possibility of seeing wolves
73.9
119.0
Chan Lake, NWTPicnic Area
Day use; South side; toilets; covered kitchen shelter
75.7
121.9
Pullout
East side of highway; garbage cans
78.2
125.8
Radio tower
West side; Canada geese
84.5
136.0
Pullout
East side
85.9
138.3
Gravel pit
East side
87.6
141.0
Gravel pit
East side at top of small hill
88.6
142.6
Pullout
gravel; West side; surrounded by marsh
94.6
152.3
Gravel pit, / rock quarry
East side
95.1
153.0
Pullout
West side; concrete pads
98.3
158.2
Pullout
toilets; garbage cans; East side
106.1
170.8
Road
East side on a rise into gravel pit
107.4
172.9
Road/sand pile
West side
112.9
181.7
Radio tower
West side; gated
114.1
183.6
Road
East side
120.9
194.6
Gravel pit
West side
123.2
198.2
Gravel pit
East side
126.1
203.0
Road
West side; access to small lake
127.8
205.7
Pullout
East side; garbage cans
128.3
206.4
Gravel lot
East side; large area
136.5
219.6
Road
East side; uneven surface
138.3
222.5
Pullout
dirt road on East side; trucker's stop here
139.3
224.2
Bridge
East side; pull off; within sight of North Arm Park
142.2
228.8
North Arm Park, NWT
East side; steep downhill slope to toilets; picnic area; covered kitchen shelter; on North Arm of Great Slave Lake, NWT.
145.5
234.1
Rae-Edzo Airport

146.5
235.7
Edzo turn off
West side
146.8
236.2
Edzo turn off
alternate exit; West side
147.3
237.0
Pullout
steeper; small; garbage cans
148.9
239.6
Road
East side
149.5
240.6
Frank Channel Bridge

150.2
241.7
Community of Rae, NWT turn off
Turn North at Teepee style info centre (closed); 10 km in to Rae, NWT - gas, convenience store in Rae with great soft ice-cream, clean toilet, friendly staff; Dene nation; CBC Radio 105.1 FM
151.9
244.5
Sign - 95 km to Yellowknife, NWT

157.0
252.7
Pullout
garbage cans
157.3
253.1
Stag River, NWT Crossing
Small settlement, picturesque; no services.
165.7
266.7
Road
North side
166.8
268.4
Pavement ends
start gravel highway for 52 km; sections under construction - equipment and water truck traffic; many ponds in area - yellow waterlilies in season; pink coloured rocks; great section for finding suitable 'Inuksuk' rocks
172.9
278.2
Sign - 60 km to Yellowknife

180.0
289.7
End of new Construction area
rough road
182.6
293.8
Gravel pit
South side
184.7
297.3
Pullout
South side
186.3
299.8
Beautiful lake scenery

186.6
300.3
Boundary Creek
large pullout; garbage cans
186.9
300.8
Creek bridge crossing
South side
188.8
303.9
Small pullout
South side; gravel
189.7
305.3
Radio tower
South side
192.1
309.1
Pullout
South side; gravel; just past area with cabins on either side
193.9
312.0
Scientific Reserve
start of section; Natural Resources Canada project
195.4
314.5
Scientific Reserve - ends

198.8
320.0
Pavement resumes
paved here to Yellowknife, NWT.
205.2
330.2
Yellowknife Shooting Club
South side; Yellowknife Golf Club - North side, 18 holes, sand fairways; (famous for Ravens stealing balls off the course)
205.4
330.5
Yellowknife Airport
South side
207.4
333.7
Old Airport Road
South side; Bristol Freighter (airplane) Monument; turn off for Hospital; circle route thru City Centre
207.7
334.2
Fred Henne Territorial Park
North side; largest and only campground in Yellowknife; sandy beach on Long Lake; boat launch; handicap access toilets/showers; sani-dump; foxes; squirrels.
208.9
336.2
Junction of Highway 3 and Highway 4
Highway 4 'Ingraham Trail' the original 'Road to Resources'(where Yellowknifer's go camping) first 29.2 km paved to Prelude Lake (swimming); continue on gravel to Tibbit Lake at 68.7 km
209.3
336.8
NWT Legislative Assembly
right turn to Legislative Assembly buildings and Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
209.4
337.0
49 Avenue - Yellowknife, NWT
Yellowknife - 'Diamond Capital of North America'- Attractions in Yellowknife, NWT: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre: Featuring a museum showing the heritage and culture of the Inuit, Inuvialuit, Dene, Metis, and non aboriginal peoples of the NWT. - Old Town, Yellowknife. Caribou Carnival, entertainment, skidoo and dog races and feats of strength, held each year in March. - Canadian Championship Dog Derby, 150-mile race run on Great Slave Lake ice, held at the end of March. - Longest Day of the Year - Raven Mad Daze Annually June 21 - Annual Midnight Sun Golf Tournament, June 21 - Snow King Winter Festival - Folk on the Rocks mid July, two day folk-blues concert. - Bush Pilots Monument - Diavik Diamond Display, features displays highlighting the search for diamonds and the development of a diamond mine.
209.5
337.1
Franklin Avenue - Yellowknife, NWT
Main Yellowknife, NWT; downtown corridor: right turn and then right turn on 49 Street gives access to Northern Frontier Visitor's Centre - handicap accessible - free souvenir pin available; payphone; left turn at Franklin is route to 'Old Town' with 'The Rock' holding 'Pilot's Monument' - panoramic views over Yellowknife and it's harbour; Start/finish of Road Map RV Highway Travel Guide. -e