Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs




Wild fur from the Northwest Territories is considered among the very best in the world. The harvesting of this fur is a fundamental part of both the NWT’s Aboriginal culture and traditional economy.

Through the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs Program (GMVF), the Government of the Northwest Territories works in partnership with NWT harvesters and the fur industry to support and promote the NWT’s traditional fur economy.

The program provides NWT Trappers with “one window” access to the international fur auction market for fur harvested in the NWT. In addition, the program actively markets and promotes fur at international venues through partnerships with other harvesting jurisdictions and the private sector.

The distinctive label, depicting a traditional Dene snowshoe, guarantees the buyer a single source of high quality authentic NWT-harvested fur.


Mackenzie Valley Distinctive Label

The Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs (GMVF) brand represents the highest standard of northern Canadian wild furs. Only pelts that meet this standard are qualified to carry the GMVF label. The distinguished GMVF label is only available to documented buyers of exclusive GMVF fur bundles. At the buyer’s request, hangtags are also available to compliment these labels. GMVF labels and hangtags are distributed exclusively by Fur Harvesters Auctions Inc. Please be sure to specify quantities and type of label required.



Three Northern Canadian wild fur labels, including Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs are marketed collectively under the brand NORTHERN CANADIAN WILD FUR COLLECTION™.

Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur