Visit the Bridge
The Deh Cho bridge crosses the Deh Cho River at 61.266189°N and117.525558°W.
It is part of the Mackenzie Highway (Hwy #3) in the Northwest Territories, Canada. A few minutes north of the bridge lies the community of Fort Providence - your base of operations for seeing the bridge, as well as a host of other attractions, including:
- Lady Evelyn Territorial Park: Located 56 km south of Fort Providence, the park is home to a campground, choice fishing opportunities, and the Lady Evelyn Falls - a spectacular waterfall rushing over an expansive limestone sill spanning the Kakisa River.
Places to stay near the bridge include:
- Big River Motel: Accommodates 22 guests in 12 rooms; private bath, TV. (Tel: 867-699-4301)
- Snowshoe Inn: 35 rooms, smoking/non-smoking rooms, satellite TV, kitchenettes, cafe, restaurant, and conference/banquet facilities. (Tel: 867-699-3511)
- Fort Providence Territorial Park Campground: On the north bank of the Mackenzie River, just 3 km from Fort Providence, the Fort Providence Territorial Park campground features toilets, a kitchen shelter, drinking water and firewood. Pets on leashes are allowed.
- Lady Evelyn Falls Territorial Park Campground: Located 56 km south of Fort Providence, this fully serviced campground is located in Lady Evelyn Falls Territorial Park on the Kakisa River. Amenities include showers, toilets, electricity, a kitchen shelter, drinking water and firewood. A boat launch is located on site. (Tel: 867-875-5570)
Here are some typical driving times and distances from major cities:
- Hay River, NT: 174km - 2 hours
- Yellowknife, NT: 318km - 3.5 hours
- Edmonton, AB: 1215km - 12.5 hours
- Vancouver, BC: 2560, 26 hours
- Whitehorse, YK: 1610km - 19 hours
- Punta Arenas, Chile: 18754km - 259 hours
There are no tolls on the bridge for passenger vehicles.