Designation

Tsiigehnjik (Arctic Red) River 

Why Was the River Designated?

The 450 km-long Tsiigehnjik was designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 1993 for its outstanding natural and cultural heritage. Flowing placidly for much of its course to the Mackenzie River Delta, Tsiigehnjik is framed by high mountains where Dall’s sheep, caribou, grizzly bear, and peregrine falcon can be found.

The river’s watershed is home to the Gwich’in people.