Norman Wells or "The Wells" is the main community in the Sahtu Region. The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Sahtu Region services the communities of Colville Lake, Deline, Fort Good Hope and Tulita on fly-in only basis with the exception of a few months of the year when an ice road connects this region to Fort Simpson and the south.
The Sahtu is the home of Great Bear Lake – nearly 500 metres deep and filled with colossal trout. Here you will also find the majestic Mackenzie River, nearly six kilometres wide, pressing northward to the Arctic Ocean. This region is known for canoe adventures, camps, mountain views and excellent hiking from beginner to advanced levels including the Canol Trail, Ridge Walk, and Bear Rock which is accessible by boat from Norman Wells. For the truly adventurous, there is an Eco-challenge every June where participants canoe, bike and run the trail to through Fossil Canyon to Mt. Hamar’s summit! There is something to see and do in every season and opportunities to participate in cultural and community events.
The new state-of-the-art Sahtú Got'iné Regional Health and Social Services Centre in Norman Wells offers all services under one roof (Social Services, Mental Health, Home Care, Healthy Families/Community Wellness, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Nursing, Physician Services, Day Programs and Administration).
Long term care, respite and palliative care services are now available to Sahtu residents within the new Sahtú Dene Nechá Kǫ́ Long Term Care facility. The 18-bed facility, split over two houses, offers care for residents with level 3 and level 4 supportive needs - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.