Soothing Sounds from Nahanni National Park Reserve

Nahanni National Park Reserve

Nahanni National Park Reserve is an incredible wilderness landscape which sees very few visitors to its ---ranging from thick boreal forest to high alpine glaciers.

But even without visiting, you can enjoy the sounds of Nahanni from the comfort of your own home! There are two MP3 files for each location below:

1) A short, one minute clip of sounds commonly heard in the area; and (if you like what you hear)
2) A longer version to soothe and relax.

Sit back, close your eyes, and be transported to Nahanni National Park Reserve!

Location & Information Recordings

Mac Creek boreal forest valley

You’ll hear a boisterous mountain stream in the distance. You may also hear the songs of Nashville Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet (the sweet, sing-songy one at the end), and Northern Waterthrush.


Mac Creek Camp 1 minute MP3(MP3 594 KB)

Mac Creek Camp 5 minute MP3(MP3 2,935 KB)

Birds near Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls)

In this recording, you’ll hear the thundering falls in the background, but also the songs of Swainson's Thrush and Varied Thrush.


Náįlįcho 1 minute MP3(MP3 395 KB)

Náįlįcho 5 minute MP3(MP3 1,765 KB)

Gahnįhthah Mįe (Rabbitkettle Lake), a secluded lake ringed with spruce and aspen

In this recording you’ll hear wind and the trembling of aspen leaves, as well as: American Robin, Swainson's Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Lincoln's Sparrow.


Gahnihthah Mie 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,882 KB)

Gahnihthah Mie 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,375 KB)

Chitú (Yohin Lake)

Chitú (Yohin Lake) is a spectacular wetland in the eastern part of the park. It is also an environmentally sensitive site, and as such, visitors cannot go in person. This is a great opportunity to experience this area and hear Yellow Rail, American Bittern, Common Yellowthroat, Chipping Sparrow, LeConte’s Sparrow.


Yohin Lake 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,882 KB)

Yohin Lake 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,375 KB)

A storm is coming

A storm is coming: wind gusts through white spruce (Picea glauca) forest as an evening storm approaches the Deadmen Valley staff cabin


A storm is coming 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,890 KB)

A storm is coming 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,376 KB)

Foggy morning

Foggy morning: the sounds of Naha Dehe (South Nahanni River) and Prairie Creek, muffled by blanketing fog at Deadmen Valley


NNPR Foggy morning 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,891 KB)

NNPR Foggy morning 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,404 KB)

Scow Creek

Scow Creek – a small tributary to Scow Creek, up which we hiked. Delicious, bubbling, fresh water that we enjoyed on our hike!


Scow Creek 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,884 KB)

Scow Creek 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,395 KB)

Scow Creek underground

Scow Creek underground: the muffled gurgles and bubbles that surprised us while hiking up a Scow Creek tributary – it took us a few minutes to realise they were coming from a stream underneath the tundra and rocks that we were hiking on!


Scow Creek underground 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,891 KB)

Scow Creek underground 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,381 KB)

Rain on tent

Rain on tent: listening to a morning rainstorm on the tent while camped at Deadmen Valley


Rain on tent 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,884 KB)

Rain on tent 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,376 KB)

Bologna Glacier outlet river

Rumbling of glacial meltwater


Bologna Glacier outlet 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,888 KB)

Bologna Glacier outlet 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,392 KB)

Water dripping into a moulin (a glacial mill)

Melt water seeps into the depths


Water dripping 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,888 KB)

Water dripping 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,377 KB)

Walking with crampons on glacial ice

Hard and dense ice


Walking with crampons 1 minute MP3(MP3 1,884 KB)

Walking with crampons 5 minute MP3(MP3 9,376 KB)

For more virtual Nahanni experiences, consider visiting our Google Streetview page as well!

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