Category Archives: Tsiigehtchic

Making the ice road: Outside Tsiigehtchic

Making an ice road sometimes means flooding with water. You add a few inches. wait for it to freeze, and then repeat later.

Here, a crew outside Tsiigehtchic uses a water sprayer across the frozen Mackenzie and Arctic Red rivers, to solidify the ice crossing for the winter season.

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Tsiigehtchic: A quiet and scenic community

There isn’t much noise as you walk around Tsiigehtchic, pop. 120

The little town has an amazing view of the Arctic Red and Mackenzie Rivers, and it’s also known as a fishing village in the summer. There is a post office, a school, a skating rink, a local Gwich’in Band (with Chief) and a small store. Also new this year is an Aurora College centre for adult education.