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 Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

July 30, 2020 – All areas of Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve are considered open. Please remember that Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve and Thaidene Nëné Indigenous Protected Area have special requirements for visitors which includes registering before you travel. You can do that by visiting the Visitor Registration page.

As part of being a responsible visitor, please read through the Rules and Regulations page of the website before visiting the park and protected area. If you need more information, Parks Canada staff can be reached by calling 867-766-8460.

When planning trips to Thaidene Nene this summer, please consider that your personal safety is your own responsibility. Be prepared to be self sufficient in the park – you’ll have less access to Parks Canada staff and services than normal. This is not a good summer to be taking significant risks.

What’s open? (Updated July 10, 2020)
  • Overnight and backcountry use (registration required)
  • In order to fish within Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve’s boundaries, a fishing permit is now required.
What’s closed: (Updated July 10, 2020)

Main administration building located in Yellowknife, NT is closed until further notice.

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Thaidene Nene 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.

Łutsël K’é is the nearest gateway to Thaidene Nene. Because of COVID-19, the Łutsël K’é Dene Band asks that visitors hold off visiting the community at this time. Further questions? Email: tdndepartment@gmail.com.

If you visit, file a trip plan with friends or family before visiting the national park reserve. If something goes wrong, contact Parks Canada Dispatch’s 24/7 emergency number: 1-877-852-3100 (toll free), 1-780-852-3100 (long-distance tolls apply), or email jasperdispatch@canada.ca.

Visitors from outside the NWT should consult with the latest policies surrounding 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: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19.

Stay informed

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

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