Nahanni National Park Reserve
Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada (Naha Dehe) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region in the southwest Northwest Territories and offers the adventurous visitor a remarkable, northern wilderness experience.
A key attraction of the Nahanni National Park Reserve is the South Nahanni River. Four great canyons line this spectacular whitewater river and at Virginia Falls (Nailicho) the river plunges in a thunderous plume. Nahanni's sulphur hotsprings, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, and forests of pine, spruce and aspen are home to many species of birds, fish and mammals. Naha Dehe is part of the traditional territory of Dehcho First Nations who cooperatively manage the area with Parks Canada Agency.
Nahanni National Park Reserve, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is an iconic attraction of the Northwest Territories. Virginia Falls, twice the height of Niagara Falls, are simply spectacular. Other key features of the park include Tufa Mounds and four dramatic canyons which line the South Nahanni River, centrepiece of the park.