This park is what we call a "destination park," and with good reason. The sights to be seen are spectacular, the camping facilities excellent, the peace and tranquility are another world. The park has three main areas, located between the Mackenzie Highway...
Scenically situated beside the Hay River canyon at the junction of Highways 1 and 2, this settlement is the gateway to the South Slave. Just 83 kilometers north of the NWT border, and within hiking-and-biking distance of Louise and Alexandra Falls, it’s the first place North of 60 to get groceries, a restaurant meal, or shop for local arts and crafts.
Setting: At the rim of the Hay River Gorge approximately 30 kilometres south of Great Slave Lake
Record high / low: 36.7°C / -48.3°C
Ethnicities: Non-Indigenous, Dene (South Slavey and Chipewyan)
Getting here: By road, 84 kilometres north of the Alberta border and 38 kilometres southwest of Hay River
Founded in: Beginning in 1948, service stations and other transportation infrastructure developed at this site – the intersection between roads leading south to Alberta, northeast to Hay River, and northwest to Yellowknife
Best daytrip: Hiking the scenic, forested trail between Alexandra and Louise Falls in Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park