Crossing the Mighty Mackenzie River

The Mackenzie River is the largest river system in Canada and the second largest in North America.

It is so big that in places it looks like an ocean or huge lake. It even has a vanishing point.

Driving across the bridge that spans the Mackenzie going south from Yellowknife doesn’t capture that effect. However, this photo from July almost does. Not quite.

Aren’t these blues amazing?

Greetings from the fabulous lakes and waterways of the Northwest Territories.

17 thoughts on “Crossing the Mighty Mackenzie River”

    1. The bridge has only been there for about ten years. Earlier there was a summer ferry and in winter an ice road. Up until then, it wouldn’t have looked much different from what the earliest inhabitants saw. 🙂

  1. long ago I was in Inuvik on assignment, in winter, & with the photographer drove a borrowed vehicle to Aklavik & back one day — it was magic! thanks for taking me north again

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