Nahanni National Park Reserve

Using recreational drones in Nahanni National Park Reserve is prohibited. Operating a drone within park boundaries may face law enforcement action and a fine of up to $25,000.

You must make a trip reservation to visit Nahanni or Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserves overnight.

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

Nahanni alpine experience

Nahanni combines wilderness with diverse peaks to create a mountaineering mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Trekkers explore the valleys and mountain passes of the Ragged Range.

Nahanni day flight experience

A flightseeing excursion in Nahanni National Park Reserve provides access to icons of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and to remote areas few others will behold.

Nahanni river trips

National Geographic ranks the Nahʔą Dehé trip among its Top 20 Tourism Adventures in the World. The reserve offers more than one river. Experienced paddlers also explore the Little Nahanni River and Flat River.

Stewardship and management

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Activities and experiences

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Plan your visit

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Nature and science

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Culture and history

Dene people, the local indigenous population, and their ancestors have used the lands in and around Nahanni National Park Reserve for up to 10,000 years.

Safety and guidelines

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Contact us

Telephone: 867-695-6558

Hours of operation

Nahanni National Park Reserve has offices in Fort Simpson (main office) and Nahanni Butte.

Office Hours:

Fort Simpson


July 1 to August 31
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


(September 1 to June 30)
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon,
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed weekends

Nahanni Butte


July 1 to August 31
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed weekends


(September 1 to June 30)


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