Warning – High Water

Due to dangerous flood conditions, the South Nahanni River was closed to visitors on June 10, 2022. The closure ended on June 15, 2022 when water levels dropped.

2021 spring flooding in Fort Simpson, NT continues to impact Visitor Centre services. Call 867-695-6558 or email nahanni.info@pc.gc.ca for any assistance. The NEW Visitor Centre opens soon.

Know what you have to do to visit the Northwest Territories this summer. Find COVID-19 border information here.

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

Hours of operation

Temporary opening hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 13:00-16:00 (except when posted).

Temporary phone: (867) 695-6558.

Fees

Free admission for youth. 
Other fees still apply.

Contact us

Telephone: 867-695-7750
Email: nahanni.info@pc.gc.ca

Sites nearby

  • Tehjeh Deé
    Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve

    In the headwaters of Tehjeh Deé (South Nahanni River) Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve is a place where culture and nature are intertwined. Nááts’įhch’oh offers whitewater paddling and off-the-grid hiking in the Northwest Territories for experienced adventurers.

  • Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site

    Saoyú-Ɂehdacho National Historic Site celebrates the traditional lifestyles of the Sahtúgot’įnę – “the people of the Sahtú.” Visitors to Canada’s largest National Historic Site learn about the teaching, healing and spiritual places as conveyed through oral history.

  • Wood Buffalo National Park

    Wood Buffalo National Park is our country's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It protects an outstanding and representative example of Canada's Northern Boreal Plains.

  • Two hikers on excursion
    Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

    Located at the eastern end of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve is part of a larger group of protected areas around the East Arm and Artillery Lake regions. Thaidene Nene means ‘Land of the Ancestors’ in the Dënesųłiné—or Chipewyan—language.