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Fort Good Hope

Fort Good Hope is located on the Mackenzie River near the Arctic Circle where the river narrows to form the Ramparts. In the North Slavey language, the community is called Radelii Koe (where the rapids are). First selected as a trading post by the Northwest Company in 1805, the community moved to its current picturesque location in 1839. Our Lady of Good Hope, a beautiful little church completed in the 1860s, is a National Historic Site.

Rotational employment in the Sahtu settlement area and some trapping provides income. The community is served by North-Wright Airways from Norman Wells, 145 km to the southeast. Dry goods and heavy articles are delivered by Mackenzie River barge service in summer and an ice road in winter. Chief T'Selehye School offers K-12 and there is an Aurora College Community Learning Centre. Groceries are available and there is a health centre and RCMP detachment. 

For more information, visit the community site or the GNWT’s Bureau of Statistics page.