Aboriginal Head Start Program

Northwest Territories

Fort Providence

Fort Providence is located on the northeast bank of the Mackenzie River, and has a population of approximately 835 people. The Hamlet of Fort Providence is a vibrant community of Dene and Métis. The community is a three hour drive south of Yellowknife, the capital of the NWT. Access to the south occurs by crossing the Mackenzie River by ferry until there is access by a winter ice road.