Yellowknife periphery area recreation management planning

The Government of Northwest Territories is developing a recreational management plan for the lands outside and around Yellowknife, Dettah and N’dilo that are well-used for outdoor recreation. 

The purpose of the plan is to provide direction and guidance for the management of outdoor recreation resources and opportunities in the area.

The GNWT has completed public engagement as part of the recreation management planning process. A summary report of this summer's public engagement is now available.

In the next phase of planning, the GNWT will, in collaboration with the Planning Advisory Group and in consultation with Aboriginal governments and organizations:

  • finalize a mapped inventory of recreational features and facilities in the area
  • prepare a public summary of the issues and interests related to recreation management in the area
  • draft a recreational management plan for the Yellowknife periphery area

The final plan for the Yellowknife periphery area will provide direction and guidance to the GNWT for the management of outdoor recreation resources and opportunities in the area, in a way that is transparent, consistent and reflects public values.

 

  • Note about Highway 3 and 4 focus area

Aside from the 22 cabin lots released during the Ingraham Trail ballot draw in 2015, the Department is not accepting applications for new recreational leases within the focus area along the Ingraham Trail and Highway 3. This will allow appropriate evaluation and planning to be completed and allow the area to be managed according to the new framework.

Existing leases in good standing will not be affected, nor will commercial activity. Cabin seekers should contact real estate offices for more information about existing cabins for sale in the region. 

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