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10 Interesting Facts About Hay River

Facts About Hay River

  • The area has been in use by First Nations, known as the Long Spear people, as far back as 7000 BC.
  • In 1978, Hay River, along with the now-abandoned Pine Point, hosted the fifth Arctic Winter Games.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Hay River was 36.7 °C on 9 August 1981. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −52.2 °C on 23 January 1906.
  • Hay River is known as “the Hub of the North”.
  • Hay River is a town in the Northwest Territories, Canada.
  • The town is separated into two sections, a new town and an old town with the Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport between them.
  • Hay River was Incorporated as a town on 27 June 1963.
  • In 1964, the completion of a Canadian National Railway link stimulated the community’s economy.
  • Hay River is 165 m above sea level.
  • The settlement was established in 1868 as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post.
Facts About Hay River
Facts About Hay River

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