Welcome to Nahanni National Park Reserve
To many, Nahanni means wilderness. Situated in the southwestern NWT near the Yukon border, this 30,000-sq-km park embraces its namesake, the epic South Nahanni River. This untamed river tumbles more than 500km through the jagged Mackenzie Mountains. It's a dream destination for canoeing and one of Canada's most spectacular places.
Appropriately, the Nahanni is a Canadian Heritage river, and the park is a Unesco World Heritage site. In 2009 the federal government and Dehcho First Nations signed an agreement increasing the park's size more than sixfold.