Nahanni Butte

Nahanni Butte, NWT, Settlement, population 102 (2011c), 115 (2006c). The settlement of Nahanni Butte is located on the north side of the SOUTH NAHANNI RIVER near its junction with the LIARD RIVER, about 125 km north of the Northwest Territories and British Columbia border.

Nahanni Butte, NWT, Settlement, population 102 (2011c), 115 (2006c). The settlement of Nahanni Butte is located on the north side of the SOUTH NAHANNI RIVER near its junction with the LIARD RIVER, about 125 km north of the Northwest Territories and British Columbia border. There is no road access to the community. In winter an ice bridge road across the Liard River connects Nahanni Butte to the LIARD HIGHWAY. Named after a nearby mountain, the tiny SLAVEY Dene community is the access point for NAHANNI NATIONAL PARK RESERVE. Since the early 1900s the area has been haunted by rumours of a lost gold mine, and 25 deaths and mysterious disappearances have been reported. The site became settled in the late 1950s when the government relocated people from a settlement at Netla River, 24 km away.