Be prepared

Be prepared

The immense land mass of the Northwest Territories offers virtually unlimited opportunities for exploration.  Before enjoying one of our spectacular parks or a backcountry adventure, please review our camping etiquette information and checklists of suggested supplies and equipment.

NWT Campsite Etiquette & Rules

The Territorial Parks have been created to provide everybody with an opportunity to rest and enjoy the outdoors. As a park visitor, you have the right to a safe and enjoyable outdoors experience. Take a look at a few common sense rules and park manners, which help protect everybody's rights.

Wilderness Travel

Enjoying a trip in the wilderness can be one of the most rewarding ways to travel. In order to make your wilderness travel a safe and memorable experience Preparation and Planning ahead of time is essential to familiarize yourself and your group with the special qualities and circumstances of the NWT’s landscapes.

People do not plan on getting lost or injured, but it can happen. Therefore, you should take the time to learn a few basic Wilderness Survival Tips, before you begin travelling in the wilderness.

Finally, if your wilderness adventure includes water based activities such as canoeing, rafting or ayaking, it is important that you familiarize yourself with Water Safety Tips that are applicable to the NWT water conditions.

Ingraham Trail Canoe Routes.

The Northwest Territories offers virtually unlimited opportunities for canoeing & kayaking. The Ingraham Trail Canoe Routes are a small sampling located within easy reach of Yellowknife.

Checklists for Supplies and Equipment

Our lists are not complete - we welcome your suggestions, in particular items that are useful for this part of the world. Our preference is to suggest every possible need, to allow you to select the items that will make your trip a success.

For further information on bear safety issues, please visit the GNWT's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Please Remember: All bears are dangerous!