Mayor’s Welcome

On behalf of Mayor and Council, welcome to Hay River, Northwest Territories. Our breathtaking community located on the South Shore of Great Slave Lake.

An energetic town of approximately 3500 residents, surrounded by boreal forest, rivers and lakes, Hay River is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts through all seasons. Our extensive trail networks, spectacular waterfalls and sandy beaches provide the backdrop for many outdoor adventures.

As the second largest community in the NWT, we are justifiably proud of our recreation and cultural offerings, our diverse business environment and most importantly, our community spirit.

We encourage you to take the time to visit and enjoy our many services, amenities and recreational facilities we offer in our town. Our Tourist Information Centre operates all year round and would be of great service to you, should you be on a holiday or are just curious about life in and around our community.

As a regional centre, our amenities are varied and provide all the services typically found in larger centers. Hay River is a great place to live, work, and play. Our location and comprehensive transportation infrastructure has earned Hay River the title “Hub of the North” with many businesses established to support the various industries throughout the NWT. Hay River continues to flourish, grow and is a key driver of the economy of the NWT.

Kandis Jameson, Mayor of Hay River