Tulita is getting a new campground, complete with 20 camping pads, heated McPherson tents, and a cookhouse.

The Bear River Campground will also feature a walking trail leading from the Bear River to the Mackenzie River.

In total, the project is expected to cost just under $200,000. Costs are being shared by the Hamlet, the territorial government, and the federal government’s Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

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The campground is scheduled to be completed next summer, but an opening date has not yet been announced.

“The Bear River Campground will enable Tulita and the Sahtu Region to further tap into the direct and indirect benefits created through tourism,” stated Wally Schumann, the territory’s minister of industry, tourism and investment, in a press release.

“This is the second campground that will be established in Tulita in as many years, which speaks to the community’s overwhelming ability to welcome visitors and in doing so, build and expand their economy.”

The new campground, along with the recently opened Mackenzie Park, will help to serve paddlers and tourists who visit the community.