Your tour of the Northwest Territories doesn’t have to stop at the end of the highways. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore areas not accessible by all-season roads.
The community of Norman Wells is home to the Territorial Park in the Region:
- MacKinnon Territorial Park (Reservations are completed on-site on a first-come, first-served basis)
Norman Wells is the trail-head to the unforgettable Canol Trail, a 355 km trail through the Mackenzie Mountains to the Yukon border.
For Mackenzie River boaters, the community of Tulít’a (which is located at the confluence of the Great Bear and Mackenzie Rivers) has constructed a community campground on Tulít’a's picturesque shoreline. The first campground was constructed in 2017 (Mackenzie Campground) while second campground (the Bear River Campground) is scheduled for completion in 2019.
The town has hotels, restaurants and vehicle rentals. Groceries are available. There is a unique collection of foot bridges constructed of driftwood, and there are several locations to explore for fossils. Hiking trails lace the surrounding hills, and the town operates a campground by a small mountain lake.