WELCOME TO THE MACKENzIE RIVER
Quick Facts: The Mackenzie River is the longest river system in Canada, and has the second largest drainage basin of any North American river after the Mississippi River. The Mackenzie River flows through a vast, thinly populated region of forest and tundra entirely within the Canadian Northwest Territories, although its many tributaries reach into four other Canadian provinces and territories.
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Length: 1,080 mi
Basin size: 1,805,200 km2 (697,000 sq mi)
Source: Great Slave Lake
Mouths: Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean
Did you know: The Mackenzie River was discovered in 1789 by explorer Alexander Mackenzie.