Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada

Activities

Experiences to Discover

Mysteries of an Ancient Land

Mysteries of an Ancient Land Mysteries of an Ancient Land
© Parks Canada / D. Haggarty


Wake to the soothing sounds of the South Nahanni River. Watch a cow moose with her calf calmly drinking the waters. Hear a beaver smack its tail on the glistening surface. Marvel at the deep canyons, profoundly significant to the Dene people. Then tackle the mighty rapids of George’s riffle previously conquered by many experienced paddlers. Have courage! The prize awaiting you is one of South Nahanni’s stunning canyons.

Culture Brought to Life

Culture Brought to Life Culture Brought to Life
© Parks Canada / D. Haggarty


Discover stunning canyons, broad valleys, towering mountains, caves and hot springs, Nahanni also boasts a rich culture. The legacy of oral tradition recounts the mysteries and journeys of its early people. Welcoming staff, interpreters and Community Cultural Demonstrators bring to life this culture. Visit the remote Dene community of Nahanni Butte. Hear fascinating stories from local aboriginal people of battles and hardships endured by the Dene in Nahanni’s mountains.

Never Ending Day Light

Never Ending Day Light Never Ending Day Light © Parks Canada


You can read about it, see pictures of it, image it, but nothing will truly prepare you for the midnight light! Paddle. Hike. Camp. At three o’clock in the morning you’ll be smiling as the sun still shines in the arctic night. Don’t forget to set the time in the camera and take a picture! Otherwise, who will believe you?

Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home

Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home
© Parks Canada / R. Buchanan


Your adventure begins when you leave behind your daily life to discover the way people live in the north. Be sure to allow time in your itinerary to rub shoulders with local people and staff. You can expect a warm welcome! At Parks Canada’s visitor centres in the communities adjacent to the parks, you’ll learn about these fascinating northern cultures.

Witness the Aurora

Witness the Aurora Witness the Aurora
© Parks Canada / L.Naraway


Look up and see a dazzling panorama. Swirling bands of pale green, red and purple dancing across the darkening late summer sky will hold you spellbound. Watch from the bow of an expedition cruise ship or through the door of your tent. Whichever you prefer, find yourself a front row seat to nature’s dramatic sky spectacle.

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