Fort Resolution Highway

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Fort Resolution Highway
Northwest Territories Highway
Route information
Length 90.0 km (55.9 mi)
Major junctions
West end Highway 5 (Fort Smith Highway) near Hay River
North end Fort Resolution
Highway system

Northwest Territories highways

Highway 5 Highway 7

Highway 6, known more commonly as the Fort Resolution Highway, is a highway in Canada's Northwest Territories, which follows the shore of Great Slave Lake from the Buffalo River Junction (Highway 5) to Fort Resolution.

Just 21.3 km (13.2 mi) east of Buffalo River Junction is the site of Pine Point, a town that served the lead-zinc mine in the vicinity. The town was one of the largest in the N.W.T., such that residents had very little reason to drive to Hay River, so complete were the services and products available. The mine closed in 1987, and in 1988 the town was closed, dismantled and abandoned. Only a network of urban streets remains.