Our campgrounds and parks are spectacular

Our campgrounds have overhead lights and running water, the way nature intended.

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, visit our Territorial Parks and Campgrounds. The best way to experience them is to hit our highways for a driving adventure. You will follow long ribbons of road through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas - scenic boreal forests, breathtaking waterfalls, mountains, plains and valleys. You’ll want to savour the wide-open spaces and quiet of the wilderness.

You’ll find countless places to camp, fish, view wildlife, canoe, pick berries, take a photo or a hike. In all our parks you will find yourself surrounded with wild beauty and lulled by the whispers of history. You’ll immerse yourself in the ancient heritage of our aboriginal people. 

Whatever region you find yourself in, there will be a campground or park to explore. Many offer breathtaking waterfalls or scenic campgrounds that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Booking a campground is easy through the Government of Northwest Territories online booking system at nwtparks.ca/campgrounds. Bookings open up on April 11, 2018 and fill up quickly, so don’t wait to make your booking!

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Fred Henne Territorial Park

Swim at Long Lake’s sandy beach. Camp, picnic, canoe or enjoy the amenities and attractions of nearby Yellowknife. Hike the four-kilometre Prospector’s Trail, highlighting the gold-bearing geology of the area. Or follow... Read more

Prelude Lake Territorial Park

The largest developed park on the Ingraham Trail, Prelude Lake Territorial Park offers a variety of facilities. There are trails,a sandy beach for swimming, a dock and boat launch, and boat rentals. The island-filled... Read more

Reid Lake Territorial Park

Reid Lake is also an excellent base for fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, power boating, and for extended canoe trips into the surrounding lake systems. From here... Read more

Fort Providence Territorial Park

Enjoy great fishing, bison and bird watching, and take advantage of the services available in nearby historic Fort Providence, featuring visitor services, tours, fishing, groceries, a motel and restaurant. The... Read more

Hay River Territorial Park

Located on Vale Island in Hay River, (follow the signs; it’s about 10 kilometres past the information centre), this park offers fantastic swimming on the sandy shores of Great Slave Lake, unique views of... Read more

Lady Evelyn Falls Territorial Park

Make the trip to see the falls, even if you do not plan to camp overnight. From the Mackenzie Highway, an access road leads 6.8 kilometres south to the park. From the parking lot, a short trail leads to Lady... Read more

Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park

Located just outside Fort Smith, this large, lushly wooded campground features 17 powered campsites, showers and washrooms, a kitchen shelter, firewood, a playground, and a walking trail leading to great... Read more

Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park

This park is what we call a "destination park," and with good reason. The sights to be seen are spectacular, the camping facilities excellent, the peace and tranquility are another world. The park has three... Read more

60th Parallel Territorial Park

Adjacent to the visitor information centre, this park has a scenic picnic area overlooking the beautiful Hay River, plus seven non-powered campsites nestled amongst birch and aspen trees. Entering the... Read more

Blackstone Territorial Park

Midway between Fort Simpson and Fort Liard on the Liard Trail, Blackstone Territorial Park boasts stunning mountain views and a prime location on the Liard River, downstream from its confluence with ... Read more

Fort Simpson Territorial Park

This idyllic park overlooks the confluence of the Mackenzie and Liard rivers, yet is within walking distance of the centre of town. The adjoining Papal Site commemorates the 1987 visit of Pope John Paul ll.... Read more

Sambaa Deh Territorial Park

This popular park and campground are located at the junction of Highway 1 and the Trout River (Sambaa Deh in the Slavey language). The river was a traditional transportation route before and during the fur... Read more

Happy Valley Territorial Park

Located in the heart of Inuvik, this park offers 19 powered and eight non-powered sites, and convenient access to the town’s attractions. The park is situated on a bluff overlooking the east branch of the Mackenzie... Read more

Ja'k Territorial Park

Just outside Inuvik, this park features an observation tower with excellent views of the surrounding scenery and prime bird-watching. Watch for falcons, eagles and ducks, our summer residents. There is an abundance... Read more

Little Buffalo River Falls Territorial Park

This picturesque spot features six non-powered campsites. The area was devastated by a forest fire in 1981; nearly 40 years later it is now an ideal spot to observe how nature replenishes the land. Relax by the... Read more

Little Buffalo River Crossing Territorial Park

Located opn the scenic Buffalo River about 20 kilometres shy of Fort Resolution, this placid campground features 20 campsites, washrooms, a kitchen shleter and picnic area, firewood, a boat launch, and excellent... Read more

Nitainlaii Territorial Park

This park is perched on a cliff overlooking the Peel River and surrounded by stands of white birch and white spruce trees. It's an ideal place to unwind for a few nights on the long journey up or down the Dempster. The... Read more

Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground (Gwich'in Territorial Park)

Nestled on the side of Caribou Creek approxiumately 40 kilometres north of Tsiigehtchic on the Dempster Highway, Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground is well-protected from the elements by the steep cliffs nearby... Read more

Gwich'in Territorial Campground (Gwich'in Territorial Park)

Enjoy the spectacular shoreline of Campbell Lake, try your luck fishing, hike in search of unique rocks and fossils, or hit the beach for a swim above the Arctic Circle. There are just a few of the options... Read more

MacKinnon Territorial Park

On the banks of the Mackenzie River in Norman Wells, MacKinnon Territorial Park offers a great view of the Mackenzie Mountains and is a perfect stop for river-trippers. There are eight non-powered campsites,... Read more

Nitainlaii Territorial Park Visitor Centre

Nine kilometres south of Fort McPherson on the Dempster Highway. Gwich'in historical exhibits. Open daily, early June until early September. Read more