Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada
Experiences to Discover
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 © 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 © 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 © 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 © 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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