The Canol Heritage Trail crossing of the Twitya River was completed in July 2016. The new crossing prototype creates a safer and more accessible experience for a variety of users that need to cross the river including backpackers and mountain bikers.
In 2014, the Northwest Territories Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment commissioned Dillon to assess river crossing options that would enhance the Trail’s usability. The selected reaction ferry system utilizes a pontoon boat at a key river crossing. This unique solution is available during the warm months of the year when the river is not covered in ice.