Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve is remote, but there are many options for getting here and the trip is half the fun! You could have breakfast in Yellowknife and be paddling past muskox on the Snowdrift River in the early afternoon.

Situated on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, the park extends from the lake’s rugged shoreline through forested canyons and out onto the barrens, with unlimited opportunity for northern adventure.

Without road access, visitors can plan to arrive by air charter (skis or floats), watercraft or snowmobile. The park is approximately 190 km from Yellowknife but the closest community is Łutsël K'é, which has daily scheduled air service and is only a short boat or snowmobile ride from the park boundary.

There are a number of charter operations, lodges and outfitters that can help you plan a guided adventure or authentic cultural experience. A list of businesses that are licenced to operate within the park can be found here.

As a visitor to Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve you must be prepared to be self-reliant and responsible for your own safety. Weather conditions are affected by Great Slave Lake and can change quickly. Heavy fog, high waves and strong winds can significantly impact your ability to arrive (or leave) by plane or boat. You must be prepared and equipped to handle a delay. Having to wait out the weather for a day or two is normal, but delays of a week or more are possible. More details on your safety as a visitor to the park can be found here.

Not sure if you’ll be in the National Park Reserve on your trip? This interactive boundary map can help.

 

Getting here

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Fees

There are no entry fees for Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve.

Permits are required for fishing and for access by aircraft

Facilities and services

There are no Parks Canada visitor services or facilities in Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve. For trip planning, permits and safety information, please contact our office at 867-766-8460 or thaidene.nene@pc.gc.ca. Remember to register well in advance of your planned travel dates so that Parks Canada staff can assist with planning and be prepared for an emergency response if necessary.