The Liard River and Mackenzie River ice break-up caused significant flooding in the village of Fort Simpson from May 08th to May 17th. The flood resulted in a local state of emergency and forced closures of schools, daycare, businesses and government offices. Many residents were required to evacuate and approximately 70% of community residents were displaced. In the aftermath of the flood, damages throughout the community were severe, including flood related damages to the Parks Canada administration office.
Services are still being restored and this continues to impact operations for Nahanni National Park Reserve. Responding to phone messages or emails may be delayed. Patience and understanding is requested & appreciated as staff work hard to restore services. Efforts will soon be shifting from flood clean-up to preparing the park and services for visitors this summer. There may be delays to normal operational preparedness.
Further information will be made available by June 20th or earlier as conditions allow.
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.