|We enter the Northwest Territories|
|Incredible sights of green hills|
|Peel River ferry crossing|
|Nitainlaii Territorial Park Tourist Info|
|Church in Fort McPherson, NWT|
We stopped to visit the small town of Fort McPherson which is the oldest permanent community in the Mackenzie Delta. The Hudson’s Bay Company established a trading post here in 1840 offering conveniences of that time available. The Gwich’in continued to move their families to hunting and fishing camps until the 1950’s when they were required to get an education and then settled more permanently in this community.
|Parked at the Mackenzie River|
|Mackenzie River fisherman|
We gave a friendly wave to a passing boat and he turned around and came for a visit. We called him “Seagull” as he was being followed by many of them. He then told us how his grandfather called him that same thing when he was a young boy.
|Maggie and the birds|
The seagulls and crows enjoyed the remains of the filleted fish while Maggie kept a close eye and we all enjoyed our evening on the shores of the Mackenzie River.