Today the Yellowknife Highway, between Hay River and Yellowknife, passes within 6 km of the community, which is also the site of a Mackenzie River ferry crossing. Many of the community's residents still speak South Slavey. The Dene and MÉTIS residents practise the traditional hunting and trapping lifestyle, combined with a wage economy. Fort Providence is the centre of a renaissance of traditional crafts, notably moosehair tufting and porcupine quill weaving.
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Links to Other Sites
Deh Cho Travel Connection
An extensive online guide to the Deh Cho Travel Connection, a remarkable journey through Canada’s north that traverses the Mackenzie, Liard, and Alaska Highways. Click on the links for more information about the history of the route, interactive maps, and details about local communities, parks, and wildlife. From the website for Industry, Tourism and Investment, Government of the Northwest Territories.
Deh Cho Bridge
An information website for the Deh Cho Bridge in the Northwest Territories.
N.W.T. celebrates Deh Cho Bridge opening
A CBC News story about the opening of the Deh Cho Bridge across the MacKenzie River in the Northwest Territories. Includes photos of the bridge and the opening events.