the shores of its namesake, Hay River is a community in growth. With approximately
3,800 residents, Hay River is one of the fastest growing communities in
the Northwest Territories. Whether you are seeking the conveniences of
urban life or the charm of a wilderness setting, Hay River offers a unique
The community is served by a fully modern hospital, an excellent public library and a vibrant business district complete with a theatre, bakery and restaurants. Off the beaten path you will find parks, wooded walking trails and pristine sandy beaches.
The community is home to three of the schools in the South Slave region, Harry Camsell School (K-3), Princess Alexandra Middle School (4-7), and Diamond Jenness Secondary School (8-12). Like all schools in the South Slave, Hay River's schools use technology in support of student learning, including high speed internet equipped computer labs.