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You’ll find Norman Wells nestled in between the Franklin Mountains and the Mackenzie Mountains.

There are two main ways of getting to Norman Wells. You can fly in, or you can travel on the North’s historical superhighway, the Mackenzie River. 

Scheduled jet flights come in from Edmonton, Yellowknife and Inuvik with the following airlines: 

  1. Canadian North Airlines .
  2. To fly from Norman Wells to other communities on regular scheduled flights or to Charter flights, please contact: http://www.north-wright

River travelers can start their trip in Yellowknife, Fort Providence or Fort Simpson and head north by barge, river cruise, canoe, or motorboat. 

For the adventureous winter traveler, a winter road winds from Fort Simpson to Wrigley and from Wrigley north to the Wells.  Winter roads should be used with extreme caution.  Make sure to get plenty of information from the GNWT Department of Transportation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before you head out.

Norman Wells sits on the north bank of the Mackenzie River, 684 km north-west of Yellowknife, at 65’17’N latitude and 126’50’W longitude. The drive north from Edmonton, Alberta is approximately 1370 miles.

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