Norman Wells has a population of about 800. In addition to major oil and gas production facilities, there is a wide variety of other businesses, including tourism-related businesses. We have a 1800 meter asphalt airstrip, with daily scheduled flights from Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife and Inuvik. Norman Wells is also the hub for regional airline flights to other local communities.
The Mackenzie River serves as the major barge route for freight during the summer, and in the winter the Mackenzie ice highway provides a road connection to the NWT's year-round highway system.