Arctic Red River

Arctic Red River

Arctic Red River, c.310 mi (500 km) long, rising in the Mackenzie Mts. of W Northwest Territories, Canada, and flowing generally NW to the Mackenzie River. At its mouth are a post of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the village of Tsiigehtchic, formerly Arctic Red River.
Arctic Red River is the name of a tributary to the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It was also the name of a community on the Mackenzie where the river joins, now known as Tsiigehtchic. The Dempster Highway crosses the Mackenzie at this point.

The Arctic Red River's headwaters are in the Mackenzie Mountains, from where it flows 500 km (300 mi) NW to its confluence with the Mackenzie. The river flows through a deep canyon as it flows through the Peel plateau. The aboriginal name for the river translates as iron river. The lower 200 km (120 mi) of the river are navigable by kayakers and canoers, without requiring portaging.

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