Pacific Salmon in Canada’s Arctic Draining Rivers, With Emphasis on Those in British Columbia and the Yukon

This report is one of several published by the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council that describe the salmon resources of areas within British Columbia and the Yukon. Our primary objective is to document what is known of Pacific salmon within DFO Pacific Region Arctic draining rivers. There appear to be only two such river systems with Pacific salmon: the Peel River that originates within the Yukon, flows past the community of Fort McPherson in the Northwest Territories before joining the lower Mackenzie, and the Liard River that also originates within the Yukon, skirts along the northern BC border and then flows northeast through the Northwest Territories before entering the Mackenzie River at Fort Simpson.