As of May 10th, the Nahanni National Park Reserve office in Fort Simpson NT is closed until further notice due to the evacuation of Fort Simpson related to recent ice jam flooding. Emails, phone calls and other visitor information may not be responded to immediately. Visitor patience and understanding is appreciated.
For information on the current situation in Fort Simpson and flooding in the NWT, please visit this link: https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/newsroom/gnwt-current-flooding-nwt
Information updates will be posted to this website as the situation evolves.
The Cirque of the Unclimbables’ granite spires rise out of the lush alpine meadow, at Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls) the South Nahanni River surges over a drop twice the height of Niagara Falls. Nahanni National Park Reserve, encompassing 30,000 square kilometers, is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. The Dehcho First Nations welcome adventurers to Nahʔą Dehé, land of peaks, plateaus and wild rivers.
Featured things to do
Hours of operation
Open all year-round
Visitor services are available 8:30 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed statutory holidays.
Free admission for youth.
Other fees still apply.
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.
Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site
Saoyú-Ɂehdacho National Historic Site celebrates the traditional lifestyles of the Sahtúgot’įnę – “the people of the Sahtú.” Visitors to Canada’s largest National Historic Site learn about the teaching, healing and spiritual places as conveyed through oral history.
Wood Buffalo National Park
Wood Buffalo National Park is our country's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It protects an outstanding and representative example of Canada's Northern Boreal Plains.
Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve
Located at the eastern end of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve is part of a larger group of protected areas around the East Arm and Artillery Lake regions. Thaidene Nene means ‘Land of the Ancestors’ in the Dënesųłiné—or Chipewyan—language.