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Hay River, Northwest Territories

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Welcome to Hay River ...

A typical abbreviation for Hay River: Hay Riv.

The town of Hay River is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Hay River lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

The telephone area code for Hay River: (867)

Websites for Hay River ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Communities near Hay River ...

We have created a list of 3 communities that are near Hay River.

  • Pine Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Junction came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Pine Junction lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Hay River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Junction
  • Enterprise
  • Buffalo River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo River
    • Buffalo River lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the east of Hay River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo River

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hay River ...

Looking for more information about Hay River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hay River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hay River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hay River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hay River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hay River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hay River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hay River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.8156, Longitude: -115.7865    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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