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Nahanni National Park Reserve

Journey with the spirits of the Dehcho. Paddle through Canada’s deepest river canyons.  Fly Nahʔą Dehé with a legendary northern pilot. Breathe the mist of Náįlįcho. Find your Nahanni.

Nahanni is remote wilderness. Basic facilities are located at key sites in the park reserve. The majority of campsites for river travellers have no facilities.

The main visitor season for Nahanni National Park Reserve is mid-June to mid-September with the peak in July and August. Reservations are required for river trips in the park reserve and should be made well in advance due to popular demand.

Registration through the Nahanni National Park Reserve Adminstration office in Fort Simpson is required prior to entering the park. For all overnight visits, at any time of the year, de-registration is mandatory at the end of each trip.Nahanni staff are located at Virginia Falls and Rabbitkettle Lake during the summer operating season. Although exact dates vary from year to year staff are generally present at these locations between July 1 and August 31.

The Nahanni National Park Reserve Administration office in Fort Simpson is the best place for information about visiting the park reserve. Office Hours:Summer (June 15 – September 15) Daily8 a.m. – 12 noon1 p.m. – 5 p.m.Winter (September 15 – June 15)Monday to Friday (Closed weekends)8:30 a.m. – 12 noon1 p.m. – 5 p.m.A Duty Officer is on call 24 hours daily between June 15 and September 15. The Duty Officer carries a radio phone and monitors the park radio. Phone: (867) 695-3732. The Village of Fort Simpson Visitor Information Centre as well as Blackstone Territorial Park feature displays about the natural and cultural heritage of the Nahanni area.