Colville Lake

Colville Lake

K’áhbamítúé – “Ptarmigan net place”

Population: 158

Fifty kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, this traditional log-cabin settlement nestles between rolling black spruce forest and the gleaming waters of its namesake lake. It dates from 1962, when the region’s Hareskin Dene began to settle around the new Our Lady of the Snows mission. Today visitors can check out the mission and the small museum/gallery, and fish for trout, grayling and pike. Access is by air and, in winter, by ice-road. 


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North Star Adventures

We offer interesting and fun Day Tours in both Summer and Winter seasons. We also offer multi-day adventure experiences, each showcasing one of many wonderful places to see and experience here in the Northwest... Read more

Colville Lake Lodge

Accommodates 12 in beautiful log cabins in the Dene community of Colville Lake. Read more

Colville Lake Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast lodge offers all amenities. Four rooms with additional accommodations on site. Read more

Colville Lake Museum

The most quaint museum in the Northwest Territories, this hand-built log structure in tiny Colville Lake features paintings by famed local priest, pilot, and town-founder Bern Will Brown, as well as the... Read more