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An Explorer's Guide to Fort Providence (Zhahti Kue),
Northwest Territories



Population (2016): 797
Location: 61°21'N, 117°40'W
Traditional name: Zhahti Kue ("Mission House")



Fort Providence Territorial Park
Located near the community, 2 km/1.2 miles off Highway 1, with 21 campsites, all with power.

The Snowshoe Inn
The Inn, located at the entrance to Fort Providence, has 35 rooms, a restaurant, lounge, and crafts shop.

Dene Fur Clouds
The store offers locally-made products made using sheared beaver, arctic hare, fox, and lynx harvested through the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program.

Fort Providence Mission School
A brief look at the early years of the school, which opened in 1867.

The Sacred Heart Mission School Cemetery
Photos, history, and transcriptions of the names of about half of the 300 or so people buried here.

Fort Providence - Statistical Profile
The 2016 report (pdf, 135Kb).

Cultural Arbour
In August 2016, this circular outdoor holding 600 people opened for Métis and First Nation cultural activities and other community events.

A Visit to Fort Providence
A photojournal of a visit during a motorcycle ride from Sambaa Deh Falls Park to Yellowknife in August 2011.

5 Things I Learned Waiting in Fort Providence
Yellowknife resident Kyle Thomas passes on some tips learned during a 3-day closure of Highway 3 in 2014.







Clicking on the aerial view of Fort Providence below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.