Trout Lake (Saamba K'e) is a community of Slavey speaking families who settled on this large lake to hunt, fish and trap. The most recent archaeological evidence indicates that Trout Lake has been a traditional fishing site for at least 2,000 years, and the main sources of income for families in the community still come from land based activities and community services.
The band owns a lodge on the lake, offering excellent fishing to visitors who arrive by charter aircraft via Fort Simpson, 161 air miles north, or northern British Columbia. A winter road links the community to the Mackenzie Highway system.
The Charles Tetcho School provides K-12 education. There is accommodation, groceries and a health centre in the community.
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