The Sahtu

Welcome to the Sahtu settlement area, the heartland of the Mackenzie Valley, the home of wilderness and adventure.  With one of our comfortable hotels in Norman Wells as your base, explore the Mackenzie Valley on day trips. Or set out on a challenging week-long adventure in the mountains.

Fish for arctic grayling, northern pike and world class lake trout in lakes close to Norman Wells. From a base in Deline, you can fish one of the worlds’ largest lakes, Great Bear, home to record-sized lake trout.

Travel on the mighty Mackenzie River, four km wide at Norman Wells. For an outstanding water-based adventure, canoe or raft one of our world class whitewater rivers with experienced and reputable guides.

In the Mackenzie Mountains, travel on foot or horseback with our mountain outfitters. They offer world-class hunting as well as family adventures from comfortable camps in remote and beautiful mountain valleys. Spot Dall’s sheep, black and grizzly bears, caribou, wolf, wolverine, moose and mountain goat in their natural environment.

Winter is our second season. The river freezes and there’s access by snowmobile to remote valleys and spectacular waterfalls in the Mackenzie Mountains. Snowmobiling and skiing are popular winter activities closer to town as well.