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Enterprise

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Enterprise is a hamlet in Northwest Territories in northern Canada. It is at an important junction of the Mackenzie Highway and the road to Yellowknife.

Understand[edit]

Enterprise is a significant point on the Northwest Territories highway system, as all traffic originating from Alberta en route to the two largest population centres, Yellowknife and Hay River, must pass through. It was originally established in the winter of 1948-49 when a service station was opened at the junction of the Mackenzie Highway and the Mills Lake winter road, which connected to the Mills Lake freight staging area on the Mackenzie River below Fort Providence. In 1959-1960, the highway was extended to Yellowknife on the north side of Great Slave Lake, increasing Enterprise junction's importance.

Get in[edit]

Enterprise is 84 km (52 mi) north of the Alberta border along the Mackenzie Highway (Highway 1) and 38 km (24 mi) south of Hay River on Highway 2.

See[edit]

There are some waterfalls not far from Enterprise.

Map of Enterprise (Northwest Territories)
  • 1 Alexandra Falls (10 km south of Enterprise on Hwy 1 in the Alexandra Falls Territorial Park Day Use Area.). 32 m (105 ft) waterfall on the Hay River; 4 km dayhike upriver from Louise Falls and Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park. Alexandra Falls on Wikipedia Alexandra Falls (Q37396) on Wikidata
  • 2 Louise Falls (9 km south of Enterprise on Hwy 1 in Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park.). Tiered, 15 m (49 ft) waterfall on the Hay River; 4 km dayhike downriver from Alexandra Falls. Louise Falls on Wikipedia Louise Falls (Q24190996) on Wikidata
  • 3 McNallie Creek Falls (37 km north of Enterprise on Hwy 1 in the McNallie Creek Falls Territorial Park Day Use Area.).

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  • Winnies Dene Art Gallery and Gift Shop, 120 Gateway Drive, +1-877-267-9196. Specializing in high quality Dene arts and fine crafts

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Routes through Enterprise
Fort SimpsonYellowknife via NWT-3.svg  N NWT-1.svg S  → becomes Alberta Highway 35.svgHigh LevelGrimshaw
Hay RiverFort Smith via NWT-5.svg  N NWT-2.svg S  ENDS


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