NWT Parks are opening June 12th

June 29, 2020

Territorial Park Campgrounds are open June 12th, 2020; campsite check in time at the park will begin at 5:00pm on opening day. Since the NWT Chief Public Health Officer has limited traffic into the NWT by non-residents, out of territory visitors should not plan a trip to visit the Parks this summer.

While we are making it easier to reserve and pay for your camping online, NWT parks representatives are always happy to see and serve you directly.  If you want to choose your site in person and pay in cash, you can.  Just stop by your favourite park or campground.  We ask that when visiting any one of our gatehouses, you knock, stand back at least 2 metres from the gatehouse doorway, and wait for operator assistance.

What to Expect in the Campgrounds:

Our park operators and staff have been preparing for visitors and are ready to welcome you back for your next camping trip. In response to COVID-19 we are starting this camping season off with new protocols and safety measures in place. To get a better idea of what to expect in the campgrounds this season and how to prepare for your stay take a look at our NWT Parks - COVID-19 Campground Information Sheet before you arrive. 

To promote physical distancing and safe camping some sites may not be available for booking. When reserving your sites online, only available sites will appear green on the reservation system once it opens. We strongly recommend you book online at participating parks to avoid delays and limit contact at the Gatehouses when you arrive.

Campsite reservations are limited to one RV per campsite, with only one household sharing the site. Some Park facilities will remain closed including kitchen shelters, showers, and Gatehouses (may limit visitor access).

Check out our Question and Answers below for more travel related questions. 

Q and A for Parks:

Can I still drive from another province/territory into the NWT for camping this summer?

Unfortunately with the current non-resident travel ban in place, visitors cannot enter the Territory for the purpose of camping unless they have quarantined for 14-days.

Who can camp at an NWT Park?

NWT Residents and those who have quarantined for the 14-day period.

What if am an NWT resident returning to the NWT can I self-isolate at a Territorial Park in my camper?

NWT residents returning to the Territory and essential service providers have to fill out a Self-Isolation Plan with Protect NWT; this will be approved by Health Authorities.

When will I know if I can plan a camping trip to the NWT?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation, and we will provide new information as it becomes available but currently the best advice would be to plan to visit in a future year, if you are traveling from elsewhere.