As of July 10/2021, Nahanni National Park Reserve is now fully open for flightseeing and river-trip visitors. In the wake of spring floods which occurred from May 8th to May 17 this year, please note the following:

  • The Nahanni Visitor Centre in Fort Simpson is not yet fully operational. Visitors who need to purchase permits or get other visitor information can do so at our temporary office found in a white portable trailer just north of the visitor centre building. Visitors can follow signs from the main admin building to the trailer where they can find friendly Parks Canada staff. Visitors who are able to conduct their business online or over the phone prior to visiting are asked to utilize these methods wherever possible. Open hours are: Tuesday – Thursday 13:00-16:00 (except when posted).
  • Visitor inquires by phone should be directed to: (867) 695-6558. This number will be active until the main phone line is reconnected.
  • The Village of Fort Simpson and most businesses are open to the public, including hotels and accommodations. For more information, please visit:

Temporary phone: (867) 695-6558.
Temporary opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 13:00-16:00 (except when posted).

The Cirque of the Unclimbables’ granite spires rise out of the lush alpine meadow, at Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls) the South Nahanni River surges over a drop twice the height of Niagara Falls. Nahanni National Park Reserve, encompassing 30,000 square kilometers, is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. The Dehcho First Nations welcome adventurers to Nahʔą Dehé, land of peaks, plateaus and wild rivers.

Featured things to do

Hours of operation

Temporary opening hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 13:00-16:00 (except when posted).

Temporary phone: 867) 695-6558.


Free admission for youth. 
Other fees still apply.

Contact us

Telephone: 867-695-7750

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