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This site is dedicated to sharing information about canoeing and kayaking Canada's Mackenzie River (Dehcho) and it's tributaries.

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Mackenzie River Guide

Michelle Swallow

The Mackenzie River Guide Book documents the route, history and stories of the Mackenzie River.

Full colour and with more than 60 maps the Mackenzie River Guidebook is a must have for all paddling and Northern enthusiasts.

Dene Place Names

Dehcho - "big river" - Mackenzie River
Deline - "where the water flows" - Ft Franklin
Sahtu - "bear water" - Great Bear Lake
K'ahbamitue - "ptarmigan net" - Colville Lake
Radlei Ko - "where the rapids are" - Ft Good Hope
Le Gohlini - "where the oil is" - Norman Wells
Tulit'a - "where the two rivers meet" - Ft Norman
Sahtu De - "bear river" - The Great Bear River
Shih Niline - "mountain river" - Mountain River