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Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada

Hours of Operation

The peak visitor season for Nahanni National Park Reserve is in July and August. Registration is required of all overnight visitors to the park, and camping reservations are required for Virginia Falls. It is recommended that Virginia Falls reservations be made well in advance due to popular demand. De-registration is mandatory upon your safe return. Please see Registration/De-registration page for more information.

Office Hours:

Hole-in-the-Wall Lake
Hole-in-the-Wall Lake
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Nahanni National Park Reserve has offices in Fort Simpson (main office) and Nahanni Butte.

Summer:
Fort Simpson

July 1 to August 31
Daily
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer:
Nahanni Butte

July 1 to August 31
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed weekends

Winter:
Fort Simpson
(September 1 to June 30)
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon,
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed weekends

Winter:
Nahanni Butte
(September 1 to June 30)
Closed

Rabbitkettle Lake and Virginia Falls are staffed during the summer operating season. Exact dates vary from year to year, but the stations are guaranteed to be open between July 1 and August 31 of each year.

A park warden is on call 24 hours a day between June 15 and September 15. The duty warden carries a radio phone and monitors the park radio. The phone number is: (867) 695-3732.