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    Northwest Territories #3 Highway Guide

    Miles Kms Item Summary
    0.0
    0.0
    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