A perfect stop for Arctic River expeditions, MacKinnon Territorial Park is located on the banks of the Mackenzie River in Norman Wells. This beautiful respite offers a great view of the Mackenzie Mountains and is a favourite camping local for river-trippers.
From here, travellers can take on one of the most challenging hiking trails in Canada — the Canol Trail. This rugged excursion runs 355 kilometres east of Norman Wells, all the way to the Yukon border. The trail was constructed by more than 30,000 workers during World War II in order to help deliver oil from Norman Wells to Whitehorse and Alaska.
MacKinnon Territorial Park is your perfect launching pad for hiking the trail. There are eight non-powered campsites here, along with washrooms, firewood, a picnic area and a playground.