Nahanni National Park Reserve

Fort Smith
Fort Smith, NT - X0E

Type: Parks
(867) 695-6558

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Nahanni National Park Reserve is a vast and pristine wilderness area located in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Established in 1976, Nahanni National Park Reserve is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, rugged landscapes, and diverse ecosystems, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The park encompasses over 30,000 square kilometers (11,583 square miles) of protected wilderness, including towering mountain ranges, deep river canyons, alpine meadows, and pristine boreal forests. One of the park's most iconic features is the South Nahanni River, which carves its way through the towering peaks of the Mackenzie Mountains, creating the breathtaking Virginia Falls, a powerful waterfall twice the height of Niagara Falls.

Nahanni National Park Reserve offers visitors a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, Dall's sheep, mountain goats, and migratory birds, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Due to its remote location and rugged terrain, Nahanni National Park Reserve is best explored by experienced adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. Guided expeditions and outfitters are available for those seeking to explore the park's backcountry areas safely. Whether you're embarking on a multi-day canoe trip down the South Nahanni River or hiking through the towering peaks of the Mackenzie Mountains, Nahanni National Park Reserve offers an unforgettable wilderness experience that showcases the untamed beauty of Canada's northern landscapes.

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