The Government is committed to helping the Northern economy and investing in regional infrastructure. The Gas Tax Fund, Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, Community Improvement Fund and the Building Canada initiative, all part of the Economic Action Plan (EAP), have improved local infrastructure and the day-to-day life of Northerners.
Aklavik is a remote and beautiful Northwest Territories community tucked away on the north side of the Mackenzie Delta. It is only accessible by road during the winter months when the Peel River freezes to create a natural throughway. For many months of each year, community traffic is confined within the village, where local roads were in very poor shape.
EAP funding through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund allowed Aklavik’s roadways to be resurfaced and widened. The Gas Tax Fund contributions also allowed new culverts to be added, improving road drainage and safety.
These projects continue to stimulate new development in both residential and industrial areas of Aklavik. Improved roadways and infrastructure have improved the day-to-day life of those in the community and resulted in both long- and short-term employment and economic opportunities.
Visit the EAP Projects Map to see the latest available information on EAP projects in the North.
Learn more about how the Government’s Northern Strategy is promoting social and economic development in the North, by clicking here.