The Canadian Town of Norman Wells is situated on the north side of the Mackenzie River and provides a view down the valley of the Franklin and Richardson Mountains. It is the regional centre for the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories.
Norman Wells is accessible by navigating the Mackenzie River, in summer, or by driving over the winter ice road, December to March, that connects with Wrigley and Fort Simpson. The most common method of travel into Norman Wells is by air via the Norman Wells Airport and the town is connected with both Yellowknife and Inuvik.
Canadian North and North-Wright Airways provide flights to Norman Wells. In the summer floatplane access to the town is possible at the Norman Wells Water Aerodrome. There is an annual sealift to the town by Northern Transportation Company Limited from Hay River. Other aviation companies that have a presence in the community include Canadian Helicopters and Sahtu Helicopters.
Norman Wells (Slavey language: Tåegõhtî "where there is oil") has a subarctic climate with summer lasting for about three months. Every month of the year has seen temperatures above zero, although winter temperatures are usually below freezing.
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