NWT Parks Season Opens Today

Yellowknife — May 15, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Gates will swing open at most parks across the Northwest Territories this week as camping season officially gets underway. 


Parks in the South Slave, North Slave and Sahtu began welcoming overnight guests on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019. All NWT parks will be open by June 1st, 2019.


With more than $7 million in planned and continuing investments in world-class parks infrastructure, NWT park users will notice improvements completed and underway – all of which are being done to improve experiences for visitors and residents alike.


For those planning to capitalize on the peace and quiet of weekday camping, additional incentives also exist.

Reid Lake Territorial Park is offering half-price stays from Sunday-Thursday while Queen Elizabeth Park is offering two free wheelbarrows of wood for weekday campers who stay two nights or longer.


In 2018 NWT park staff welcomed a record-breaking 36,526 overnight campers at one or more of the NWT’s spectacular parks.


Follow NWT Parks on Facebook or Twitter for park updates, including information on fire bans, upcoming events, and opportunities throughout the season to win a night of free camping.


Quick facts                                    


  • All parks in the North Slave, South Slave and Sahtu regions opened on May 15, 2019
  • Parks in the Dehcho with the exception of Blackstone Territorial Park open on May 17, 2019.
  • All remaining parks, including those in the Beaufort Delta, open June 1, 2019.


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For more information

Mike Westwick

Senior Communications Officer

Industry, Tourism and Investment


1-867-767-9202 ext. 63039