About Fort Chipewyan

Sitting at the northwest tip of Lake Athabasca, Fort Chipewyan is one of the most northern communities in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, one that strives for a balance between urban and natural settings in Treaty No. 8 Territory.

There are about 980 residents living in the hamlet, making it the second-largest community in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Many of the residents of Fort Chipewyan are Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and Fort Chipewyan Métis.

Surrounded by nature, Fort Chipewyan can only be accessed by plane or boat in the summer, and by a winter road in the winter.

Predominant Languages

  • English
  • Cree
  • Dené

Nearby Communities



  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Quadding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hockey
  • Skating
  • Fitness
  • Exercise programs
  • Youth programs



ATM machines available in Fort Chipewyan. The following banks are available in Fort McMurray: