When is Check-in/Check-out?

Check-in time is after 2:00 p.m.

Check-out time is at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Please check out on time as park staff need to clean sites prior to the next guest arriving. Thank you for your cooperation.

How do I make an account?

You can create an online account by visiting this link and following the online prompts.

How do I review or manage my reservations online?

You can review, change or cancel reservations by logging into the reservation system and accessing the My Account tab in the top menu, from there select "My Reservations".

For additional support managing reservations, please click here.

Can I cancel my reservation?

Yes, you may cancel a reservation. Cancellation fees may apply. See our Refund Policy for more information.

How do I book campsites not listed on the Online Reservation System?

There are five NWT Parks campgrounds that are not available for reservations online. Campsites are available on a first come first serve basis upon arrival to the parks (campsites are generally available).

  1. Nataiinlaii Territorial Park
  2. Gwich'in Territorial Park - Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground
  3. Gwich'in Territorial Park - Gwich'in Territorial Park Campground
  4. Little Buffalo Fall Territorial Park
  5. MacKinnon Territorial Park

Can I book a campsite the same day I want to arrive?

Campsite reservations with in 24 hours of arrival cannot be reserved online. Contact the park directly to book within 24 hours of the arrival date.

Picnic Shelter reservations within 48 hours of arrival cannot be reserved online. Contact the park directly to book within 48 hours of the arrival date.

How many days can I book?

Some NWT Parks have a maximum stay allowance. Visitors are not permitted to camp more than 14-days within a thirty-day period during peak season (June 15 to August 15) at:

  • North Arm Territorial Park
  • Fred Henne Territorial Park

This 14-day rule is subject to change without prior notification. When you are reserving a site at the above-noted NWT Parks, the system will notify you if your reservation exceeds the allowable limit. Reservation holders in excess of the booking limit risk their reservations being cancelled.

Can I be refunded online if I paid at the gate, or vice-versa?

No, only reservations made online are refundable to the credit card used to process the online payment. Likewise, you will not be able to cancel partial stays using the online system if you paid at the gate.

Will the system issue the permit for me?

No, you will get your permit at the gate when you arrive. Please bring your order number or present your email address used for your online reservation and the operator will take care of the rest.

Can I do partial payments of my reservation?

No. Each online reservation must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Can I do multiple reservations?

Yes, you can book up to 6 reservations at a time. You can also book campsites for different parks in the same order.

Can I change campsites if I already have a permit?

Yes. If you are already in the campsite, go to the gate and ask the park operator to change your reservation and permit to another available site in the park. There are no fees for changing campsites of the same price within the same park.

Can I book a picnic shelter on the online booking system?

Yes. Picnic Shelters can now be booked online in the same way as campsites. Choose the ‘Picnic Shelter’ booking category and choose your desired park from the drop-down menu.

How many people, tents or vehicles are permitted per campsite?

Only one RV is permitted per campsite. Multiple tents are permitted as long as they are pitched within the boundaries of the campsite. The maximum number of people staying overnight at a campsite may not exceed six persons (without permission from a Parks Officer). Please speak with the gatehouse attendant upon arrival and they can assist you.

What do I need to know about my stay and what's permitted?

Please see the Terms and Conditions page for the details.

Where to find RV water filling and dumping stations?

Note: Water is trucked into parks for visitor use. Drinking water is available in all parks, but not all parks have RV water filling stations. Please use water wisely. See locations of RV water filling and dumping stations below:

* Location provides both services, unless otherwise noted.

Territorial Park RV water filling and dumping stations:

  • 60th Parallel Territorial Park (Waterfalls Route-Hwy 1, RV dump station only)
  • Blackstone Territorial Park (Liard Trail Route-Hwy 7)
  • Fort Providence Territorial Park (Frontier Trail Route-Hwy 3, RV dump station only)
  • Fort Simpson Territorial Park (Heritage Trail Route, RV dump station only, RV water available at the Fort Simpson Visitor Information Centre)
  • Fred Henne Territorial Park (Frontier Trail Route, located in City of Yellowknife)
  • Happy Valley Territorial Park (Dempster Highway Route, Town of Inuvik)
  • Hay River Territorial Park (Great Slave Route, Town of Hay River)
  • Lady Evelyn Territorial Park (Waterfalls Route, Hwy 1/Kakisa Road, RV dump station only)
  • Little Buffalo River Crossing Territorial Park (Great Slave Route, Hwy 6, RV dump station only)
  • Prelude Lake Territorial Park (Ingraham Trail Route-Hwy 4, RV dump station only)
  • Reid Lake Territorial Park (Ingraham Trail Route-Hwy 4, RV dump station only)
  • Sambaa Deh Territorial Park (Waterfalls Route-Hwy 1, RV dump station only)
  • Twin Falls Territorial Park (Waterfalls Route-Hwy 1, RV dump station only)
  • Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park (Wood Buffalo Route-Hwy 5, Town of Fort Smith)

Other RV water filling and dumping stations:

  • Hay River Visitor Information Centre (corner of McBryan Drive and Mackenzie Highway)
  • Fort Simpson Visitor Information Centre (9401-100th Street, water filling station only, dumping station at Fort Simpson Territorial Park)
  • Yellowknife Water Filling Station (on Old Airport Road, near the corner of Kam Lake Road, across from the Multiplex Arena)

What Park is Located in which Region?

The below list shows which region each Campground, Day Use Area and Wayside Park are located.

Beaufort Delta Region

  • Gwich’in Territorial Park
    • Gwich’in Campground
    • Ehjuu Njik Day Use Area
    • Nihak Day Use Area
    • Vadzaih Van Campground
    • Tithegeh Chii Vitaii Day Use Area (Lookout)
  • Happy Valley Territorial Park
  • Jàk Territorial Park
  • Nataiinlaii Territorial Park

Dehcho Region

  • Blackstone Territorial Park
  • Fort Simpson Territorial Park
  • Sambaa Deh Territorial Park

North Slave Region

  • Cameron River Crossing Day Use Area
  • Fred Henne Territorial Park
  • Hidden Lake Backcountry Campground
  • Madeline Lake Day Use Area
  • North Arm Day Use Area
  • Pontoon Lake Day Use Area
  • Powder Point Day Use Area
  • Prelude Lake Territorial Park
  • Prosperous Lake Day Use Area
  • Reid Lake Territorial Campground
  • Yellowknife River Day Use Area

South Slave Region

  • Chan Lake Day Use Area
  • Dory Point Day Use Area
  • Fort Providence Territorial Park
  • Fort Smith Mission Day Use Area
  • Hay River Territorial Park
  • Kakisa River Day Use Area
  • Lady Evelyn Territorial Park
  • Little Buffalo River Crossing Territorial Park
  • Little Buffalo River Falls Territorial Park
  • McNallie Creek Day Use Area
  • Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park
  • Twin Fall Gorge Territorial Park
    • Louise Falls Campground
    • Alexandra Falls Day Use Area
    • Escarpment Creek Group Campground

Sahtu Region

  • MacKinnon Territorial Park

Are there any privately-owned campgrounds in the NWT (that are open longer in the season)?

*Visitors should contact the campground directly to get updated information on rates/availability.

Hay River:

  • Hay River Golf Course - 10 powered sites ($26.25/night). No water available. Open until October 2nd (will stay open for campers longer if arranged ahead of time). To book, call: 867-874-6290
  • 2-Seasons Adventures - Beach front camping seasonal and nightly rates; 10 powered sites ($30/night), 6 non-powered sites ($20/night). Cabins ($150/night) and Yurts ($125/night). Large venue for special events and functions. Water and sewer services, RV dumpstation. Ask about boat tours and watersport rentals. To book, call: 867-875-7112 or email: Frazer24@icloud.com Campground is open until the snow flies.
  • Paradise Garden & Campground - Powered sites/showers ($31/night). To book, call: 867-875-4430
  • Polar Lake Campground - Handful of non-powered sites with playground. Located approximately 20-30kms east of Hay River on NWT Highway 5. $10-$20/night. Payment and registration information on-site
  • Castaways Cottages and Campground - Beach front campground on the Great Slave Lake; Services include campsites; nightly and seasonal sites available. Cottage rentals; daily and weekly . Amenities include; water and sewer services, to book call 867-875-8601 or email ddean@northwestel.net

Fort Resolution:

  • Deninu Kue First Nation - 6 cabins for rent on Mission Island $100/night. For access to shower building/gazebo $175/night. With camp attendant $400/night. Stalls available for campers (with firepit-picnic table). Call for rates/availability: 867-394-4335

Fort Smith:

  • Pine Lake Campground (Wood Buffalo National Park- Operated by Parks Canada) - Located 60 kms into Wood Buffalo National Park (a dark sky preserve). There are 22 Non-powered campsites (3 sites are pull-through) $15.70/night. Self-Registration kiosk is on-site. The park has 2 cabin rentals, each $100/night available for online booking at reservation.pc.gc.ca/to reserve by phone call (877) 737-3783.  Campground is open May long weekend until September 30.

Fort Providence:

  • Big River Gas Bar - 6 powered sites available with view of Mackenzie River. Contact gas-bar attendant upon arrival for rates/availabilities: 867-699-4301

Fort Liard:

  • Hay Lake Campground - Located within the Hamlet of Fort Liard (at the bottom of the hill). The community campground has 6 non-powered campsites, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Hamlet provides firewood year round and water (during summer/fall). Contact (867) 770-4140