Hay River, NWT, Canada is located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, on the banks of the Hay River, and is the gateway to the Waterfall Highway. The community is a marine, tourism and transportation centre located in the southeast corner of the Northwest Territories region. It is the first community when entering the N.W.T. from Alberta, Canada on Highway #1.
Top attractions, adventures and activities most enjoyed in and around Hay River, NWT, Canada include fishing, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, boating, flightseeing, hiking, sailing, golfing, picnicking, sightseeing, birdwatching, camping, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing and aurora borealis sightings.
A few of the more popular, some would say best, activity destinations and sightseeing locations located in and around Hay River, Northwest Territories includes the Waterfall Highway, Hay River Territorial Campground, Great Slave Lake, Porritt Landing, Chamber Park, Mackenzie River, Louise Falls and the Alexandra Falls in Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park.
Hay River places to stay, services and amenities important to travelers include accommodations (motels, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), cottages, cabins, lodges), campground, tours, guides, outfitters, attractions, restaurants, coffee shop, grocery store, pubs, liquor store, bank, gas station, gift stores, and internet service.
Transportation services getting to and from Hay River, Northwest Territories includes the main highway of course (Highway #2), and then there is the (YZF) Yellowknife Airport (5 hours 23 minute drive - 476 kms) and floatplanes.