Canyon Creek All-Season Access Road Project


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The Canyon Creek All-Season Access Road is a new 14 kilometre all-season access road under construction from Norman Wells to Canyon Creek.

The Government of Canada is providing up to $15 million while the Government of the Northwest Territories is providing the remaining $5 million for this project.

Quick facts

  • The Canyon Creek access road will be another step towards the construction of the Mackenzie Valley Highway, as it will replace the existing winter road that is constructed annually between Norman Wells and Canyon Creek.
  • This project has offered training opportunities for approximately 12 trainees and 16 heavy equipment operators, and employment opportunities for 50 people during the construction and road improvements.
  • The road will provide increased reliability for shipments of essential supplies, and easier access to traditional hunting and fishing areas.
  • Residents, businesses and contractors in the Hamlet of Tulita and the Town of Norman Wells will particularly benefit from the related business and employment opportunities.