The NWT is open to leisure travel. See information on COVID-19 travel guidelines
Great Slave Lake's East Arm is a world-class scenic and geological wonder where spectacular, red cliffs drop 180 metres into the tenth largest lake in the world. The scenery is primeval, the result of glaciation in North America tens of thousands of years ago, and of a clearly visible fault line in the Earth's crust.
It’s here you’ll find the bewildering beauty of Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve, which encompasses 26,525 square kilometres of ecologically diverse wilderness that transitions from boreal forest to tundra and positively explodes with life. Herds of muskoxen and stoic moose can be seen grazing along the lakeshore, while giant Lake Trout patrol the clean and clear waters of North America's deepest lake. The welcoming community of Łutsël K'é is located in the Park Reserve, as is the national historic site of Fort Reliance.
Outfitters offer boating and kayak trips to the East Arm where visitors can experience the grandeur, serenity and freedom of these unspoiled, wide-open spaces – along with the incredible fishing. Local guides can also help get you situated for overnight trips in the Park Reserve. Travellers take note, however. Currently this national park has little infrastructure and no amenities. It is an extremely isolated location, and visitors to Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve must be self-reliant