The Government of NWT has travel restrictions in effect that may impact or prevent you from travelling into Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site. For details on entry into the territories, including restrictions and mandatory self-isolation for residents, visit:
Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site is one of the most isolated parks in North America, and rescue services and facilities are limited. It is important for visitors to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and capable of handling emergencies. Parks Canada has a search and rescue team based in Inuvik, however, rescue operations are dependent on weather, aircraft or staff mobilization response time. Additionally, due to the impacts of COVID-19, mountain and swift water rescue services are greatly reduced in the Western Arctic, and could take up to a week to access the park based on resource availability.
Saoyú and Ɂehdacho are teaching, healing and spiritual places, essential to the cultural well-being of the Sahtúgot‘ı̨nę -- “the people of Sahtú.”
Saoyú hǝ́ Ɂehdacho dahxáré dene gháonetę hǝ́ dene najú hǝ́ edire newehtsįnę náoweré ts’ę́ káadets’enęɂá sį́į goghǫ agǫ́ht’e.
Hours of operation
Visitor services are available, from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Délįne residents gather in Saoyú Ɂehdacho NHS to practice traditional skills out on the land and share them with younger community members during the annual Knowledge Camp organized by the Deline Land Corporation in collaboration with Parks Canada.
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Tuktut Nogait National Park
Arctic rivers, waterfalls, canyons and tundra combine to provide habitat for caribou, muskoxen, wolves and other arctic species.
Pingo Canadian Landmark
Pingo Canadian Landmark protects a unique arctic landform: ice-cored hills called pingos. Rising out of the flat tundra, these hills provide a distinctive backdrop to the community of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories.
Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve
In the headwaters of Tehjeh Deé (South Nahanni River) Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve is a place where culture and nature are intertwined. Nááts’įhch’oh offers whitewater paddling and off-the-grid hiking in the Northwest Territories for experienced adventurers.
Nahanni National Park Reserve
Remote granite pinnacles lure top alpinists, wilderness river tripping opportunities attract paddlers, interpreters share cultural and natural history with river trippers, campers and day flight visitors.