Mackenzie Delta, Canada

Water tourism is one of the best ways how to mix the leisure activities with some physical challenges as well as magnificent sceneries and enjoyment of the nature. If you are proud to call yourself a water tourist and are in the exploration of your next big destination, you might be interested in heading to Canada, more particularly -Northwest Territories– to visit the astonishing Mackenzie Delta.

Mackenzie Delta

Mackenzie Delta

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Mackenzie Delta Trivia

With its stream running 1,738 kilometers through the territory (from Great Slave Lake to Arctic Ocean) it is not only the largest river system in the country but also known to be amongst the most flawless and largest ecosystems in North America. The area is rich in virgin forests, there is a great variety of fish species in the basin but the great number of migratory birds (the last data claims that about 215 bird species have been observed and filed) makes it a excellent attraction for the bird watchers.

The tourism offer in the area is wide, but mainly suited to those who like to spend their vacation in the nature exploring its wilderness and beauty. The local tour companies offer such services as camping, boating, kayaking, rafting, fishing, flight seeing etc. If traveling by boat, you will find numerous private docks and marinas in the bigger villages and hence it is easy to manage the boating trips of different length including several stop points. Definitely visit some of the historic communities on your way!

Mackenzie River Delta

Mackenzie River Delta

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Best time to visit Mackenzie Delta

Climate is always an important element for the water tourists. If considering visiting Mackenzie Delta, the best time to do it would be the summer months. In May and June the river is still thawing but after that till the November, when the river freezes, it is completely suitable for all the activities. The air temperature though depends on your location. While in July on the southern sides you will have about 21 degree in Celsius, in northern parts the air can even be for 8 degrees cooler.

The magnificence of the Mackenzie Delta and great offer for the nature lovers are the main reasons to visit the North western Territories of Canada. Not only some scenic and unforgettable views await you, but also the local cultures and values that fortunately have been well preserved for us to enjoy with a dignity.

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