Enterprise is proud to be known as the "Gateway to the NWT," earning this title by being located at the crossroads of the two highways that provide access to the rest of the Territory; highway #2 leading to Hay River, Ft Smith, and Ft. Resolution and highway #1 leading to Ft. Providence, Yellowknife, Ft. Simpson and beyond. We are part of the Dehcho Nation land base, located along the scenic Hay River Gorge.
Enterprise is a Hamlet of 125 persons and growing. The primary sources of employment are government, the mining and forestry industries and the community's private enterprises consisting of one gas bar with a 9 room motel, one craft store, cabinet making shop, transportation company, mobile home distributor, and several self-employed people.
The residents of Enterprise need to travel the 38 kms to Hay River to access basic services such as medical, education, retail and grocery shopping, senior's and other government services. The Hamlet operates its own school bus to transport the resident K - 12 students to and from school in Hay River.
Enterprise is an active community, offering various organized events such as the annual Gateway Jamboree, the Itsago Dog Sled Races, an annual fall fair, an annual spring carnival, etc. for the local and surrounding area. Our location also offers availability to many recreational activities such as snowmobiling, x-country skiing, ATVing, hiking, fossil pits, boating, fishing, and camping. The community has constructed a beautiful wilderness-walking trail and a community beach.
Over the years, the Hamlet has constructed a new community hall/recreation centre, a six bay mobile equipment parking garage, and an expansion and upgrade on the existing fire hall. It has also completed the first two phases of a multi-phase program to reduce the threat of wild fires by constructing fireguards throughout the community. These projects are part of the community's vision to grow and provide more services and a safe environment for its residents.