Designation

Thelon River

Why Was the River Designated?

Designated to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System in 1990, the Thelon River is a boreal-Arctic oasis that supports a rich and unusually diverse northern concentration of wildlife. A 545 km stretch of this 940 km river was designated to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System for its natural, cultural and recreational values. It was important to the Caribou Inuit to have the river and their traditional life on it commemorated by all of Canada.