South Slave

Gateway to the wild frontier

It’s a place of big waters, including gleaming Great Slave Lake, home to Canada's northernmost freshwater fishery, and the gushing Slave River, where top-ranked paddlers compete amongst waves the size of a bus.  

The South Slave is also a place of big wildlife and wild sanctuaries – especially the roaming herds of bison, endangered whooping cranes and regal wolves of Wood Buffalo National Park.

Finally, here you'll find big-hearted people, living vibrant lives in the bustling port community of Hay River (terminus of Canada's most remote railway), the charming college town of Fort Smith, and welcoming Aboriginal villages, including log-cabin Kakisa, the Métis stronghold of Fort Resolution, and Fort Providence, where bison stroll the streets.

For more on road-tripping in the South Slave region, explore the Deh Cho Travel Connection


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Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Pelican Rapids Inn & Suites

41 room full service facility with a restaurant, dining, gift store, lounge and night club which offers accommodation and associated amenities to local, regional, national and international tourist and travellers.... Read more

Snowshoe Inn

Since 1965, the Snowshoe Inn has been a family-owned and operated business. Our 35 room motel is located on the banks of the Mackenzie River in Fort Providence. The motel also offers an on-site cafe, cocktail lounge,... Read more

Aurora Heat

Our products support local trappers and contribute to the economic strength of northern communities. To ensure we can enjoy the comfort and warmth of Canadian fur for generations to come, our fur trade is strictly... Read more

Got Muktuk Inc.

Our mission is to provide information about Arctic communities - the kind you won't find in a visitor's guide. In addition, we promote a line of "got muktuk" clothing and souvenirs. For information, visit  our... Read more

Big River Service Centre LP

Gas bar, cafe, lounge and 12-room motel located 5 km from Fort Providence, north side of Mackenzie River crossing.  Read more

Doghouse Sports Bar

Located in the Ptarmigan Inn, the Doghouse Sports Pub is where the real winners gather! Read more

Winnies Dene Art Gallery and Gift Shop

Specializing in high quality Dene arts and fine crafts, one of the finest selections in the North. We take pride in supporting a sustainable economy. Read more

Dene Fur Clouds Ltd.

Dene Fur Clouds Ltd. is a small knit-fur manufacturing company situated in Fort Providence NT, located at the south western tip of the Great Slave Lake, with a population of approximately 700.  Read more

La Dee Dah Boutique

La Dee Dah Boutique is your locally owned and operated clothing store for fashion, accessories, and promotional products. Read more

The Rusty Raven Gallery & Gift

The Rusty Raven is a speciality coffee café offering a variety of hot or cold lattes and freshly baked treats. We are proud to sell northern arts, crafts and books. We also carry a great selection of giftware. Read more

Anna's Home Cooking

Health food bistro with eat-in or take-out service. Read more

Berro's Pizzeria

Eat-in or take-out pizza. Always fresh and delicious. Read more

Thimble and Threads

Located on the main street of Fort Smith, Thimble and Threads has a variety of fabric and crafting supplies. Read more

The Boardroom

Family-style Chinese restaurant. Read more

Woodland Wok and Grill

Diner serving Western and Asian cuisine. Read more