Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada
Hiking in the tufa mounds©Parks Canada / J.Butterill / 12.120.04.09(10)
Parks Canada protects special places that showcase Canada's natural and cultural heritage. Helping people understand and appreciate this heritage is one of Parks Canada's key goals. Heritage presentation includes those awareness and educational activities and programs that tell the story of a park's significance to the country and the world.
Approximately 900 people visit Nahanni National Park Reserve annually. Parks Canada is responsible for ensuring that these visitors have the opportunity to learn about, understand and appreciate the area's natural and cultural heritage. Programs such as guided walks and interpretive programs, as well as outreach initiatives, are an important means of reaching this goal.
When you arrive in Fort Simpson, your first stop should be the park office. Knowledgeable park staff can help orient you to the park and make your stay more enjoyable.
Educational outreach programs can be organized upon request within the Fort Simpson region. Contact the park office in Fort Simpson to book a program.
During the summer months, park staff at Rabbitkettle Lake provide guided hikes to the remarkable tufa mounds. The interpretive hikes are offered twice-daily from July 1 to September 1. Guided hikes and campfire programs on Aboriginal history and culture are also offered at Virginia Falls.
Parks Canada's goal is to co-operate with Deh Cho First Nations, the Government of the Northwest Territories, the town of Fort Simpson, Nahanni River Outfitters Association and aircraft charter companies on common objectives for heritage presentation.