Fort Providence, Northwest Territories

Fort Providence, Northwest Territories

Infobox Settlement
name = Fort Providence
native_name = Zhahti Koe
other_name = Location map polarx
caption =
lon_shift = 4.1
label= Fort Providence
label-size=70 | lat_skew=1.2
background = #DDDD22
lat = 61.354722
long = -117.66

settlement_type = Hamlet
motto =

imagesize =
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flag_size =

seal_size =
image_shield =
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Canada
subdivision_type1 = Territory
subdivision_name1 = Northwest Territories
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Dehcho Region
subdivision_type3 = Constituency
subdivision_name3 = Deh Cho
subdivision_type4 = Census division
subdivision_name4 = Fort Smith Region, Northwest Territories
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Tina Gargan
leader_title1 = Senior Administrative Officer
leader_name1 = Susan Christie
leader_title2 = MLA
leader_name2 = Michael McLeod
established_title = Hamlet
established_date = 1 January 1987
area_land_km2 = 256.33
elevation_m = 160
latd= 61.354722
longd= -117.66
population_total = 727
population_density_km2 = 2.8
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
postal_code_type = Canadian Postal code
postal_code = X0E 0L0
area_code = 867
blank_name = Telephone exchange
blank_info = 699
footnotes = Sources:Community Governance Data List [ Community Governance Data List] ] ,
2006 Canada Census, [ 2006 Census] ]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre [ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names] ] ,
Fort Providence profile at the Legislative Assembly [ [ Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Fort Providence profile] ]
Canada Flight Supplement [CFS]

Fort Providence (Slavey language: Zhahti Koe "mission house") is a hamlet in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Located west of Great Slave Lake, it has all-weather road connections by way of the Yellowknife Highway (Great Slave Highway) branch off the Mackenzie Highway, and plans are currently progressing to build a bridge near Fort Providence over the Mackenzie, to replace the ice bridge and ferry, enabling year-round crossing of the river. Fort Providence is well known for hosting the annual Mackenzie Daze celebrations in August each year.

The recorded population was 727 in the 2006 Census, the majority of which are Dene.

The Dene of the community are represented by the Deh Gah Gotie Dene Council [ [ Deh Gah Gotie Dene Council] ] and the Métis by Fort Providence Métis Local 57. [ [ Fort Providence Metis] ] Both groups belong to the Dehcho First Nations. [ [ Dehcho First Nations] ]

This photo shows the bridge construction underway August 15, 2008. The temporary "bridge" is being used to build 5 supports for the new bridge on the south side of the river. Only one of the five is visible in the photo.

ee also

*Fort Providence Airport
*Fort Providence Water Aerodrome


External links

* [ Fort Providence at the GNWT]
* [ Municipal Affairs and Community Administration profile]

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