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Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

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With towering cliffs and pristine waters that are home to world-class fishing and majestic wildlife, Thaidene Nene, “Land of the Ancestors” in Chipewyan, is the newest park in all of Canada. A land of spiritual and cultural importance to local Dene that stretches from Great Slave Lake’s revered East Arm north to the Barrenlands, this ecologically diverse area 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.

Thaidene Nene will be co-managed by local residents to ensure visitors are respectful of the spiritual importance of the land. Fly into Lutsel K’e from Yellowknife and book an overnight fishing trip or a night at a traditional camp with a local Dene guide in Lutsel K’e. Or take a guided, week-long paddling adventure to the East Arm to experience the grandeur, serenity and freedom of these unspoiled, wide-open spaces.

Here’s more of what you can expect in magical and mythical Thaidene Nene.