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May 13, 2022

NWT parks begin accepting campers today at select locations!

It’s time to leave your home behind and take off to one of the NWT’s fantastic parks for a day, a weekend or longer!

Choose from 35 parks and 16 campgrounds! Some sites are close enough to local conveniences for a quick slushie-run by bike or to get to work on time after an evening of campfires and marshmallows, while others get you further away from a city than many people will ever be in their lifetimes.

Territorial Park campgrounds are the perfect place to relax under the midnight sun or the aurora (a great reason to book in August!), or a great starting point for a fantastic wilderness adventure. The NWT parks website can set you up with some safety tips for many such adventures.

PLEASE NOTE: Seasonal Flooding and continued frosty conditions may impact specific campsite openings. Please take note of all parks advisories on the NWT Parks website before booking or heading out to your site.

 For campers headed to the Hay River Territorial Park, scheduled to open on Friday, May 13th, please be advised the park has closed for the near future due to flooding conditions. Refunds will be automatically generated, and campers will be accommodated at the nearby Twin Falls Gorge – Louise Falls Campground. For more information, please email parks@gov.nt.ca or visit nwtparks.ca.

Here’s a quick checklist to ensure that check-in is easy, and your stay is comfortable:

  • Please have your ID and Trailer licence on hand at check-in. Permits are non-transferable.
  • Wood is available from the gate attendant for a fee or you can bring your own. Firewood or kindling cannot be collected within the park.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times.
  • One recreational vehicle is permitted per campsite.
  • RVs should fill their water tanks before leaving town as water at the Parks can be limited for a variety of reasons.
  • In addition, showers and potable water will not be available at several parks while below zero temperatures continue.

 Please visit NWTParks.ca for a complete list of terms and conditions  and FAQs

 

Meet a couple of the fantastic people nominated as Parks Operators of the year:

Mike Gonet, at Blackstone Territorial Park, received many complimentary reviews from visitors noting his friendliness, helpfulness, and care. His outstanding display of hospitality ensured that all visitors felt welcomed and were well taken care of even at a time of such uncertainty during the global pandemic.

Lisa Tesar and Lona Collins have set a standard for parks across the territory, providing a haven and sense of normalcy for residents during the global pandemic.” - Caroline Wawzonek, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment