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Members of Laurier's Cold Regions Research Centre (CRRC) maintain a number of research sites throughout Canada's northern regions, with a particular concentration within Northwest Territories.

Our most permanent and highly trafficked sites are the Scotty Creek Research Station and Trail Valley Creek Research Station. Another frequently used site is the Hoarfrost River Homestead, which has often been used as a base camp for various researchers over the past 30 years.

Map of Northern Research Sites

Map detailing the locations of CRRC research sites

All sites are maintained or co-maintained by members of Laurier's Cold Regions Research Centre (CRRC). You can also view CRRC research sites on an interactive map.

Northern Research Sites by Region


  • Old Crow Flats/Vuntut National Park
  • Old Crow
  • Kluane Lake Research Station (Arctic Institute of North America)
  • Haines Junction
  • Whitehorse

Inuvik Region, NWT

Sahtú Region, NWT

  • Délı̨nę
  • Mile 222, Canol Trail
  • Norman Wells (future research site)
  • Tulita (future research site)

Dehcho Region, NWT

  • Wrigley
  • Scotty Creek Research Station
  • Blackstone River
  • Fort Liard
  • Sambaa K'e
  • Kakisa/ Kakisa Lake
  • Tathlina Lake
  • Birch River
  • Calender Creek
  • Suhm Creek
  • Jean-Marie River

North Slave Region, NWT

  • Colomac Mine
  • Gamèti
  • Marian Lake
  • Airport Bog
  • Baker Creek
  • Daring Lake
  • Hoarfrost River Homestead
  • Yellowknife-Whatì
  • Snare River System
  • Wekweètì

South Slave Region, NWT

  • Slave River Delta
  • Fort Resolution
  • Fort Smith
  • Kakisa
  • Kakisa Lake
  • Tathlina Lake

Northern British Columbia

  • Two-Island Lake
  • Suhm Creek
  • Wild Boy Creek


  • Lake Hazen

Northern Alberta

  • Peace-Athabasca Delta


  • Prince Albert

Northern Manitoba

  • Wapusk National Park

Northern Ontario

  • Ring of Fire
  • Polar Bear Provincial Park

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