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Introducing Hay River

A hard-working, hard-bitten town, Hay River has little to offer visitors superficially, though there's good fishing, boating, dog-sledding and even an 18-hole golf course located here. This is the NWT's second-largest community and the North's freight distribution center; it's the terminus of Canada's northernmost railroad, the depot for Arctic-bound barges and the port of the Great Slave commercial fishery.