When Alice was young her mother taught her how to make traditional clothing. Her mother taught her how to sew and do bead work. Since then Alice has loved making clothing for her family and herself. Some examples of Alice's work included: vests, mittens, slippers, mukluks, and jackets, all of which are made from moose hide. Alice has tremendous pride in her clothing and wants to share her work with others.
Built around 1880, this single-storey log church, complete with a gable roof and wooden steeple, is one of the oldest standing buildings in the Northwest Territories. It is located on the former Hudson's Bay lot in the historic centre of the community. The dovetailed log structure is an excellent example of the building style of the time.
For more information about the Bear River Campground contact the Hamlet of Tulita Economic Development Officer
- 10 campsites. 8 for tents (occupant supplied). One with McPherson Tent. One Tipi.
- Viewing gazebo.
- Fire pits by each camping space.
- Wood provided
- Trans Canada Trail (8km) nature Trails.
- Security patrolled
- Two Bathrooms
- Bear Proof Garbage receptacles
- View of Mackenzie and Great Bear River and Bear Rock.
Towering 400 metres above Tulita, sacred Bear Rock is said to be where Yamoria, the great law-giver of Dene lore, confronted a gang of giant beavers that had been drowning hunters. Yamoria killed three of the beavers and draped their vast pelts on Bear Rock – forming three dark circles that distinguish the mountain to this day. Hikers can follow a trail to the summit of the peak, where they'll find a scenic lookout.
Beatrice loves to make traditional clothing and has been doing so for all her life. When she was young her sister and some of her elders taught her the skills of sewing, beading and embroidery. They showed her how to sew mits, vests, packsacs and jackets, as well as how to put together moccasins with sinew.
Guided wilderness canoeing, sea-kayaking and hiking adventures. Nahanni, Natla-Keele, Mountain, Coppermine, Hood Rivers. Photography, wilderness camping. Fully qualified guides, outfitted with top quality expedition equipment. Great wilderness!
Since 1987, we have been offering guided canoe trips and hiking expeditions, logistical support and rentals for self-guided clients accessed through Norman Wells in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories including the Redstone, Natla, Keele, Mountain, Bonnet Plume, Snake, Horton and Great Bear Rivers, the Canol Heritage Trail, and Mackenzie Mountain Hiking. We have a Lodge B&B and Outfitting centre located at the float plane base on DOT Lake. Let the adventure begin....
Wilderness lodge located on the shores of Wrigley Lake. Access from Tulita and Norman Wells.
Lodge operates mid-June late September.
Elsie is a current resident of Tulita. She would consider herself a new artist and is inspired by other artists from her community. She has always enjoyed beadwork and more recently making Dene clothing.
Florence was born in Tulita where she was taught by her sister to make traditional clothing for her father, brothers and herself. More recently her children and grandchildren inspire her to make clothing. Florence has her own unique style and loves that this is a way to honour her heritage.
At a young age, Jane was taught by her mother how to make Dene clothing such as slippers, mittens, mukluks, earrings, and baskets.
Jane takes pride in her work and is especially fond of making clothing for the people she cares about.
Leon has been creating art for over 20 years. He finds nature and his upbringing as inspiration for creating his art. The materials Leon likes to use most are wood and birchbark. Leon makes unique handmade art that helps tell his story.
For more information about the Mackenzie River Campground contact the Hamlet of Tulita Economic Development Officer
- 10 campsites, tents
- Cooking fire pits
- Wood supplied
- Beach and dock access
- Security patrolled
- Beach volleyball court
Mary Jane Kunkel was born in Edmonton, AB but calls Tulita, NT her hometown. She specializes in beadwork and Northern style Christmas stockings. She is an established artist and has honed her skills ever since she was a little girl; watching and learning from her mother how to sew and tan hides, in addition to many other skills. Mary has been gathering information on Native Crafts and ideas for a while, and looks forward to opening up her own shop to sell her own artwork, as well as other artists' work, to the community and surrounding areas.
Mildred learned to sew and make traditional clothing when she was a child. She was taught how to do this by her older siblings.
Mildred loves making clothing for her children. She now plans on selling the items she makes but will also continue to make clothing for her children and family. Mildren is a proud mother that loves her family.
Naats'ihch'oh National Park Reserve is in the ancestral homeland of the Shuhtaot'ine (Mountain Dene). The Park is a place where the Sahtu Dene and Metis culture and nature are intertwined. It is a place where traditions continue. Whether it is caribou, the dense population of grizzly bears, or the northernmost population of mountain goats - plants and animals thrive here. The Park boundaries extend to the Yukon barder in the west and the Nahanni National Park Reserve to the south. Waters in the Park flow into two watersheds - Begaadee (Keele River) and Tehjeh Dee (South Nahanni River).
The journey to the Park is unforgettable. As you fly over jagged peaks, you get a bird's eye view of river valley bursting with green against the grey, red and orange of the mountains. On the ground, and with the plane gone, the sounds of the land - a creek flowing into a lake, birds flitting around - bringing a calmness and peace. Time stands still and you are immersed in true solitude. Visitors may trek for days in any direction through long mountain views, or paddle the wild headwaters of one of the Park's many rivers. Guided trips with licensed outfitters are available, and local guides can tune visitors' ears to the music that these mountains keep.
Paddlers can tackle Tehjeh Dee's (the South Nahanni's) "rock garden," featuring 50 km of continuous rapids, or try the less technical Piip'eneh Leetoo Dee (Broken Skull River), or put in on the Tuoch'ee Tue (O'Grady Lake - in the Park) to descend Tuoch'ee Dee/Begaadee (Natla/Keele - out of the Park).
For over 30 years we have delivered guided natural history/wilderness adventures by canoe and raft. Our qualified and friendly guides are authorities on the Nahanni, Cirque of the Unclimbables and we maintain a low ratio of guides to guests.