Skip to content
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.