Park Use Terms & Conditions

Park-use permits help to manage the various activities within the territorial parks and minimize any impacts by requiring permit holders to follow conditions, limiting activities to appropriate times and places within the parks. The following information is a general guide to some of the rules that apply to recreational park use in facilities, campgrounds and day use parks. The rules are intended to help keep your stay safe and enjoyable and to preserve the park for everyone’s enjoyment. Failure to abide by them may result in the cancellation of your park-use permit and/or eviction from the Park.

Camping at NWT Parks:

  1. The minimum age is 16 to obtain a daily campsite permit.
  2. The site is for use by the permit holder and guests only.  All permits are non-transferable.
  3. Reservations will be held until 1:00 pm the day following the scheduled arrival date. If the reservation holder does not arrive by this time and notice of a late arrival is not provided, the reservation will be cancelled, and the site will be released. Arrangements for late arrivals can be made directly with the campground by phone, e-mail or in person.
  4. Obey quiet hours where posted. Quiet hours are from 10:30 pm to 7:00 am.
  5. Visitors are not permitted between 10:30 pm and 7:00 am.
  6. Sites are not to be altered in any fashion (e.g. by extending site pads, moving fire rings or other fixture, building of fire pits or any construction activity).
  7. Wood cannot be collected within the park. This includes removal of branches from trees, cutting branches from trees, cutting down trees or shrubs, and collecting deadwood from in the park.
  8. Pets must be leashed at all times and are not allowed to run at large in the park in any place or at any time. Pets are not permitted in the following places: a beach area, a shower washroom or change house, an area designated in sign as a children’s play area or picnic shelter, concession area or other public building or structure.
  9. Pet owners must clean up all waste left by their pets and dispose of it in a receptacle provided for that purpose.
  10. Off-road ATV use is not permitted. ATV permits are required to use ATVs within designated parks, including all parks with campgrounds. ATVs must be insured and registered.
  11. Parking on roadways is not permitted.
  12. Only one recreational vehicle is permitted per campsite.
  13. Fires are restricted to areas provided or designated for that purpose. Fires must not be more than 0.5m in diameter and 0.5m in height and must not be left unattended unless extinguished.
  14. The maximum number of people staying overnight at a campsite may not exceed six persons without permission from a Parks Officer.
  15. All equipment, e.g. tents, campers, trailers (including boat and ATV trailers) or vehicles, must be on the site pad and not on the roadside or in the trees.
  16. The campsite must be left in a satisfactory state at the end of the Permit holder’s stay. All garbage, sewage, bottles, cans, paper, plastic containers, other litter, waste or obnoxious materials must be properly disposed of in a receptacle provided for that purpose or removed from the park.
 

ATV Use (at participating parks):

  1. The operator shall be at least 14 years of age.
  2. The operator shall
  (a) hold a valid driver's licence issued under the Motor Vehicles Act or under the laws of another jurisdiction; or
(b) be under the immediate supervision of the holder of a valid driver's licence.
     3.  An operator is under immediate supervision when, at all times,
(a) the operator is able to see the supervisor;
(b) the supervisor is able to see the operator; and
(c) the supervisor is able to provide immediate verbal or visual direction to the operator.
     4. The operator shall wear a helmet while operating the special all-terrain vehicle.
     5. The operator shall operate the special all-terrain vehicle with due care and attention and shall not drive recklessly.
     6. The special all-terrain vehicle must not be operated between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.
 

Day Use

1. Permit is only valid from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm on the date of issue.
2. All permits are non-transferable.
3. Quiet hours are from 10:30 pm to 7:00 am.
4. Sites are not to be altered in any fashion (e.g. by extending site pads, moving fire rings or other fixture, building of fire pits or any construction activity).
5. Wood cannot be collected within the park. This includes removal of branches from trees, cutting branches from trees, cutting down trees or shrubs, and collecting deadwood from in the park.
6. Pets must be leashed at all times and are not allowed to run at large in the park in any place or at any time. Pets are not permitted in the following places: a beach area, a shower washroom or change house, an area designated in sign as a children’s play area or picnic shelter, concession area or other public building or structure.
7. Pet owners must clean up all waste left by their pets and dispose of it in a receptacle provided for that purpose.
8. Off-road ATV use is not permitted. ATV permits are required to use ATVs within designated parks, including all parks with campgrounds. ATVs must be insured and registered.
9. Parking on roadways is not permitted.
10. Fires are restricted to areas provided or designated for that purpose. Fires must not be more than 0.5m in diameter and 0.5m in height and must not be left unattended unless extinguished.
 
 

Picnic Shelters

  1. The minimum age is 18 to obtain a picnic shelter permit.
  2. The shelter is for use by the permit holder and guests only.
  3. Reservations and permits are non-transferable and not for resale.
  4. The maximum occupancy on the permit may not exceeded.
  5. Users are permitted access only on the arrival date and time listed on the permit.
  6. Obey quiet hours where posted. Quiet hours are from 10:30 pm to 7:00 am.
  7. The Picnic Shelter and outdoor area are not to be altered in any fashion (e.g., by extending site pads, moving fire rings or other fixtures, building of fire pits or any construction activity).
  8. Pets, other than service dogs, are not permitted in the picnic shelter or any other public building or structure in the Park. Pets must always be leashed.
  9. All vehicles will require a permit for entrance to the park. Shelter parking space is limited. Vehicles exceeding the designated parking spaces are required to park in day use parking areas. Parking on roadways is not permitted.
  10. Fires are restricted to areas provided for that purpose. Fires must not be more than 0.5m in diameter and 0.5m in height and must not be unattended unless extinguished. The burning of construction materials i.e. wood pallets is not permitted.  
  11. Subject to the Forest Management Act and the Territorial Parks Regulations, wood cannot be collected within the park. This includes removal of branches from trees, cutting branches from trees, cutting down trees or shrubs, and collecting deadwood from in the park.
  12. The picnic shelter must be left in a satisfactory state at the end of the permit holder’s stay. All garbage, sewage, bottles, cans, other litter, waste, or obnoxious materials must be properly disposed of in a receptacle provided for that purpose or removed from the park.
  13. Full pre-payment of all fees and reservation charges is required for all reservations.
  14. Alcohol is permitted at picnic shelters, unless otherwise posted, providing use is in accordance with NWT liquor laws. Depending on the nature of the event, liquor permits may be required. It is the responsibility of the reservation holder to ensure they follow all NWT liquor laws. Those in non-compliance risk their reservations being cancelled.
  15. Signing out keys requires a refundable $100 deposit. Lost keys are the responsibility of the individual to whom they are signed out. Lost or overdue keys will result in a withheld key deposit.