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.
Riding the wild river north; Canada's Mackenzie River flows north to the the Arctic Ocean through a vast and pristine wilderness. It's an unlikely place for a pleasure cruise, but one small passenger boat makes the eye-opening journey each summer.(TRAVEL)(Road less traveled)
Nov 25, 2001; Byline: Catherine Watson; Staff Writer RSEC: + She wasn't much to look at, tied off at the dock in Yellowknife just past the...