Guided River Outfitting

Issued: June 04, 2019

Ends: October 25, 2019

The Guidelines for Licensing Guided River Outfitting in Nahanni and Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserves (the Guidelines) is the first comprehensive policy for Parks Canada in both park reserves. The Guidelines establish principles for Parks Canada to follow in managing licences for guided river outfitting in Nahanni and Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserves. In addition to meeting Parks Canada’s mandate, Parks Canada will honour the strong connections that river trips forge between visitors, the Dehcho and Sahtu peoples, and these park reserves.

Due to the special nature of Náįlįcho and the popularity of the South Nahanni River, business licences are capped in Nahanni National Park Reserve to protect sensitive ecosystems and preserve the wilderness experience. Parks Canada has determined there is room for one new business licence which will be issued for 2020. This is significant as this has not occurred in over two decades. Guided Outfitting businesses that are interested in a business licence in Nahanni and/or Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserves are encouraged to review the Guidelines. The deadline to make a new application is October 25, 2019.