The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. In June and July, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of outdoor areas, some camping services, and some indoor areas at national historic sites.

We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places and areas that are closed.

Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

We continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, and avalanche control, among others.

Update for July 30, 2020 - Non-medical masks and face coverings

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. When you visit a Parks Canada place, you may see signs reminding you that this is what we recommend.

An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.

If a Parks Canada place is within a jurisdiction where wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory, visitors will be asked to follow this requirement.

Important information about your visit to Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve

July 30, 2020 - All areas of Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve are considered open as of July 1, 2020. Prior to any visits, visitors should contact Parks Canada staff at Nááts'įhch'oh by emailing pc.tulitainfo-infotulita.pc@canada.ca or calling 867-588-4884.

A great trip to Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve begins with good planning. Remember:

  • Your personal safety is your own responsibility. Visitors must be self-sufficient in the park. This is not a good summer to be taking bigger risks or pushing your limits.
  • Since there are less travelers in the park reserve, there is also less availability to get help if something goes wrong.  Keep your plans within your abilities and those of your party.
  • File a detailed trip plan with a friend and know what to do if something goes wrong.
  • Consider bringing a GPS communications device, such as an InReach.
  • Call and talk to Parks Canada staff if you have questions about your travel plans!
  • Visitors from outside the NWT should consult with the latest policies surrounding tourism travel to the NWT this summer. Some of these policies are prone to change. Visit the Government of the Northwest Territories website for more information: www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19.
  • We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.
    What’s open? (Updated July 8, 2020)

    Overnight and backcountry use

    What’s closed: (Updated July 8, 2020)

    Park Administration building and Visitor Centre located in Tulita, NT

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with our provincial and territorial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: