There are places were people have lived that are among the last
and best spots on Earth, places that speak of remoteness, peace
and calm. Camsell Portage is just such a community. Though it is
not located at the end of the earth, Camsell is so far removed from
the hustle and bustle of the contemporary rat race that one would
be hard put to find a more serene and tranquil community.
Located on the North shore of Lake Athabasca one of the
25 largest freshwater lakes on earth, Camsell is a unique Dene community.
It has less than fifty resident souls who live a traditional life
much as their forbears did by eking out an existence off the land
by way of fish, game and fur. Anthropologists know that the Dene
people have occupied the Camsell area for centuries and that the
Dene found the seasonal resources such as the Beverly Caribou Herd
and the fish of Lake Athabaska, surrounding this small spot of the
north, to be all that was necessary to carry on a lifestyle that
was complete and sufficient.
it may be hard for some to understand the community's reason
for being, those who were born and have lived there, can list
the good reasons for its continued renewal other than the edible
resources of nature. The Boreal forest, the freshest water, Northern
air and a land unsurpassed in its beauty.
A "Fly-In" community with a one-room school Camsell Portage
enjoys the blessings of nature and avoids most of society's pitfalls.
Visit us and know of what we speak!