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North Arm Territorial Park – Campground

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The North Arm campground is located on NWT Highway 3 (km 232) west of Behchokǫ̀. Situated on the shore of The Great Slave Lake, the park offers 15 campsites that can accommodate a range of equipment types. Guests can enjoy beautiful lake views from the boardwalk, swimming, playground and day use area during their stay.

Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Cottage Rentals

Lidlii Kue Cottage Rentals living room in cottage in Fort Simpson, NWT.

Liidli Kue Cottage rentals is Fort Simpson’s newest accommodation provider for people visiting or traveling through Fort Simpson. We offer visitors a stay like no other available in town and our guests will enjoy privacy and all the amenities of home in a quiet setting with a wilderness feel and experience, right in town.

LKCR rents private cottages and an executive suite apartment for nightly, weekly and monthly rates starting from $165 -$250/night. We are located on top of the hill, 2km from town, overlooking the confluence of the beautiful Mackenzie and Liard rivers. We have 2 economy cottages, 2 one bedroom cottages, 1 two bedroom unit and a 1 bedroom executive suite apartment with a loft, as well as a 2 bedroom house located directly in downtown Fort Simpson. 

With the exception of our economy cabins all units have fully functional kitchens with all the amenities of home to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible.  We also provide laundry facilities in some units, as well as Wi-Fi, satellite tv, a barbecue, picnic tables and outdoor fire pits with chairs for relaxing by a fire in the evenings if you wish. 

We have a horseshoe pit, mountain bikes, snowshoes, and golf clubs for complimentary guest use and we have ample walking and hiking trails right from our back yard and it is a half hour walk into town. We are pet friendly and there is lots of private space and a small playground being developed for guests with children. River and historical  tours and sport fishing on the Mackenzie river can also be arranged for $100/hr plus fuel and we can accommodate up to six passengers. Snacks and a shore lunch can be arranged on multiple hour excursions. 

Our site can also accommodate RV or trailer parking and there are rv and tenting sites available for rent. We also have a Teepee overlooking the river for guests to experience our aboriginal culture and we can provide cultural demonstrations, such as drying fish or making dry meat. Information and packages can also be arranged for a stay at our parent facilities North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge located 70 miles west of fort Simpson in the Nahanni mountain range adjacent to the Nahanni National Park. 

The Arctic Chalet

Arctic Chalet

Your Home in the Arctic

The Arctic Chalet can offer  you a variety of accommodations to suit your needs.  We are conveniently located just 3 kilometres from the center of town on the edge of a tranquil lake surrounded by forests and indigenous flowers and plants. In this beautiful natural setting you can experience the real feel of the north. Here you are also away from city lights that can interfere with viewing the spectacular northern lights – the Aurora Borealis.  And best of all  here you can hear the occasional howling of our White Huskies that want to meet you and welcome you to the North.

Our two-story log home offers two nice guest rooms with a shared kitchenette and bath on the upper level. Our Lakeview Room has a queen bed and a single bed and has a private covered balcony with a great view over the property and the lake. The Family Room has a queen bed and two single beds and a small covered balcony. The entire upstairs is for guests only while our own living quarters are on the main floor and are totally separate for your privacy and ours. Come and go as you wish anytime of the day or night.

Our historic log cabins which were among the first cabins to be built in Inuvik have now been renovated to modern standards and are nice and comfortable. Beds are decked with down duvets and other quilts. All cabins have electricity, running water and have access to wireless internet. Most have TV’s. For more information, visit our website or give us a call. 

We also offer add-on tours through Arctic Chalet Tours, click here to visit our listing for more information.

Fort Providence Territorial Campground

Fort Providence camping in the summer

Perched on the banks of the Mackenzie, this placid, timber-shrouded campground is an ideal basecamp for fishing the big river and exploring the town of Fort Providence, three kilometres downstream. You’ll find powered campsites, potable water, showers, picnic tables, fire grates – and incredible angling for grayling, pike, trout and “coney” (a.k.a. inconnu).  

This park offers 32 powered campsites, located on the north bank of the Mackenzie River (2 km/1.2 miles off Highway 1).

MacKinnon Territorial Park

MacKinnon Territorial Park Teepee

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, washrooms, firewood, a picnic area and a playground.


Gwich’in Territorial Campground (Gwich’in Territorial Park)

Gwich'in Territorial Park Campground sign

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. These are just a few of the options available at Gwich’in Territorial Campground, about 30 kilometres south of Inuvik on the Dempster Highway. The campground includes 15 non-powered campsites and four tent sites, washrooms, drinking water, a kitchen shelter and a boat launch.


Nataiinlaii Territorial Park

Nataiinlaii Territorial Park Campground Signage in the Western Arctic in the NWT

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 visitor centre offers a fascinating glimpse of the life of the Gwich’in Dene people, past and present. There are 23 non-powered campsites here, plus washrooms, drinking water, a kitchen shelter and picnic area, and helpful staff.


Little Buffalo River Crossing Territorial Park

Little Buffalo River Campground in the Northwest Territories

Located on the scenic Little Buffalo River, about 20 kilometres shy of Fort Resolution and minutes away from Great Slave Lake, this placid campground features 20 powered campsites, washrooms, a kitchen shelter, picnic area and firewood. Take advantage of the boat launch to enjoy some watersports and excellent fishing. Dock your boat a few steps from your campsite.


Prelude Lake Territorial Park Campgrounds

Prelude Lake Territorial Park in the Northwest Territories

One of the most scenic trails in the Yellowknife area loops over granite hills and through woodlands as part of this popular vacation spot for NWT residents. The largest developed park on the Ingraham Trail, Prelude Lake Territorial Park offers a variety of facilities, including a sandy beach for swimming, a dock and boat launch, and boat rentals.

Prelude Lake itself is about 16 kilometres long and stretches east and west, forming part of the Cameron River system. There are several islands, and many pleasant places to fish for trout and pike here. There are also two magnificent trails in the park: one a short stroll to a panoramic view; and one a longer, interpretive hike.

Panoramic Trail offers an easy, well-marked half-kilometre walk (much of it on boardwalks) to two lookout points that provide splendid views of Prelude Lake. You can access this trail either from the boat launch parking area near the beach, or from the parking lot located between the boat launch and the campsites.

The Nature Trail forms a loop, passing through several natural zones that vary from loose sand to bedrock to muskeg and swamp, with an equally varied array of inhabitants. Follow a series of informative signs along the way, with pictures of some of the creatures that you may see, including squirrels, ruffed grouse, whiskey jacks, snowshoe hares and crossbills.

Prelude Lake Territorial Park is located 29 kilometres east of Yellowknife. Turn left onto the Prelude Lake access road from the Ingraham Trail and drive past the campground to the day-use area. There are 79 campsites to choose from – 67 non-powered and 12 tent sites. Be sure to pick up a trail guide when you arrive, available at the campground office.

Hay Lakes Campground – Accommodation

The Hay Lakes Campground is a small camping site and picnic area nestled along the picturesque  Hay Lake, and only four kilometres from Fort Liard proper. This tranquil spot features fire pits, picnic tables, drinking water, firewood, a kitchen shelter and several campsites right along the shore. Set up your tent and enjoy the unmatched nature of the Dehcho for yourself.