What to Expect

Visiting the Parks During COVID-19

We are monitoring our operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as necessary.

In response to COVID-19 NWT Parks have new protocols and safety measures in place in the interest of public safety. To get a better idea of what to expect in the campgrounds 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 campsites 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/family group sharing the site. Some Park facilities will remain closed including kitchen shelters, showers, and Gatehouses (limited visitor access).

For more information on travel see our Q&A section below.

Q and A for Parks:

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

Unfortunately with the current travel restrictions in place, those who do not have an exemption under the public health order, or have not been granted one for exceptional circumstances, are not allowed to travel within the Northwest Territories.

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?

Visitors, NWT residents returning to the Territory and essential service providers have to fill out a Self-Isolation Plan with Protect NWT; this will be reviewed 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.