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“Smoke and Tranquility at the Gateway to the East Arm”
Review of Great Slave Lake

Great Slave Lake
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The East Arm of Great Slave Lake is a largely undiscovered vast and magnificent wilderness. There are plans for a new Canadian National Park at the far reaches of the East Arm, but there are many other places to explore in the area. We've travelled there with two other couples for the past three years. If you like a place where electronics don't work (no smart phone, no am or fm radio, and VHF contact only with other boaters in the area) except for a necessary satellite phone in order to help out with emergencies, then this is the place for you. Lake Trout in abundance so you won't starve and beautiful Canadian Shield vistas in every direction. You'll need a boat or friends with a boat and you'll need to make arrangements to cache some fuel somewhere in the area, but if you want a camping, fishing and outdoor idyll, then you can't go wrong.
This year the visit was complicated somewhat by the large number of forest fires that are burning in the Northwest Territories, but in the end, our concerns about this were relatively unnecessary. The smoke was bad on one day, forcing us to abandon an exploration trip because we couldn't see our way on the water, but otherwise, despite smoke in the camping area to a greater and lesser degree (depending on the wind direction and velocity) we had a great and safe week long visit,

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

My husband and I made a stop at the North Arm Territorial Park located on the Frontier Hwy (Hwy 3) on Great Slave Lake, approximately 65 miles southeast of Yellowknife. This is a lovely day use park that serves well as a rest stop and picnic site. It features a large waterfront beach, large grass lawns, picnic tables, firepits, firewood, boat launch, kitchen group shelter, childrens' playground and toilets. It is located not too far from First Nations' Edzo and Rae. We were there towards the end of August and we were the only one there. It is peaceful and pretty. Great Slave Lake is huge, the second largest lake in Canada and the deepest in North America. You get a sense of how large it is by standing on it's shore at North Arm Territorial Park. If you happen to be in Yellowknife for a vacation, I'd recommend a drive to the park - it's only about an hour away and the road is straight and easy to navigate.

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