Parks Canada / National Parks & Historic Sites
Four National Parks are located in the Northwest Territories: Aulavik, Nahanni National Park Reverve, Tuktut Nogait and Wood Buffalo National Park.
Nature & Wildlife
There are four National Parks are located in the Northwest Territories: Aulavik National Park is located on northern Banks Island, the most westerly island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Aulavik lies 250 kilometres northeast of the tiny community of Sachs Harbour and 750 kilometres northeast of the town of Inuvik. Aulavik is an isolated wilderness park. There are no facilities, campgrounds, developed trails or road access. Nahanni National Park Reserve protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region offering the adventurous visitor a wilderness experience. A key feature of the park is the Naha Dehé (South Nahanni River). Tuktut Nogait is one of the most isolated national parks in North America. The closest community is the arctic hamlet of Paulatuk, 40 km by air from the western boundary of the park. Wood Buffalo National Park is Canada's largest national park, and the very embodiment of the space and wilderness that symbolize Northern Canada. Its 44,807 square kilometres include huge tracts of boreal forest and plains, and some of the largest undisturbed grass and sedge meadows left in North America.