Parks, Trails, Beaches, Waterfalls in the Northwest Territories

Hay River Parks

Hay River NWT parks and trails in Canada. Northwest Territories parks and trails include the Hay River Territorial Park, Great Slave Lake and the Waterfall Highway.
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The Cameron Falls Trail is a popular route for hiking, picnicking and sightseeing. The 1.2 kilometre, there and back, hiking trail is a moderate adventure with some elevation hiking over rocks before arriving at a lookout overlooking a 17 metre waterfall, river and canyon.
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Ingraham Trail Highway
YellowKnife
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The park fronts onto a long sandy beach on the shores of Great Slave Lake popular for camping, fishing, boating, sailing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, water skiing, swimming, hiking, volleyball, picnicking, ice fishing and snowmobiling.
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104th Street
Hay River
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The Mackenzie River is recorded as the longest river in Canada measuring at 1,738 kilometres (1080 miles) long. During the summer months self guided and guided canoe, kayak and rafting tours explore the Mackenzie River waterways. Floatplanes and charter planes provide flightseeing tours.
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Hay River
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Boat launch and day use picnic park located on Vale Island in the community of Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada. The recreation park is situated on the banks of the west channel of Hay River.
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Hay River
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The Madeline Lake Day Use Area on the Ingraham Trail is a picnic site and a boat launch. The day use picnic area includes some picnic tables, fire pits and great views of the lake. The boat launch is used to access, both, Madeline and Prosperous Lakes.
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Ingraham Trail
Yellowknife
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The Mackenzie Delta is a 210 kilometre wetland corridor covering over 13, 000 square kilometres. To the west of the delta are the Richardson Mountains and to the east are the Caribou Hills. In between is a maze of waterways and islands, most notably the Mackenzie River.
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Inuvik
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Established in 1922 the Wood Buffalo National Park is Canada's largest National Park. It was first established to protect the wild herds of wood buffalo. Today, recreation is a big park of exploring the park.
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Highway #5
Fort Smith
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There is a large plane suspended high in the sky welcoming you to the community of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territory, Canada. The plane, is actually an air freighter - it is blue, suspended in the air on a pole and is easily spotted from the highway next to the "Welcome to Yellowknife" sign.
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Old Airport Road
Yellowknife
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The Nihtak Day Use Park is divided into two sections by the Dempster Highway. On the north side of the Dempster Highway is a day use area with some picnic tables, fire pits and pit toilets. There is also a firewood teepee shelter which caught our attention.
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Dempster Highway
Inuvik
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The Bristol Air Freighter which dominates the airspace above your head was donated to commemorate the services provided by the fleet of freighters during the development era of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The freighters were often used to transport supplies and people to remote trading posts,
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Hwy #3
Yellowknife
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The campground park is a mixture of powered and non powered campsites. The amenities in the park include picnic tables, a playground, some fire pits, firewood when available, fresh tap water, kitchen shelter, pit toilets and hot showers.
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Dempster
Inuvik
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From the Pilot Monument viewing deck travelers enjoy views of Great Slave Lake, Back Bay, Yellowknife Bay, Old Town Yellowknife, Jolliffe Island and Frame Lake. Off the coast of Jolliffe Island and Back Bay there are colorful houseboats, sailboats and floatplanes.
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Wiley Road
Yellowknife
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The Alexandra Falls is part of the Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park. In the day use area is a trailhead entrance leading to a 2.2 kilometre boardwalk trail connecting to Alexandra Falls and Louise Falls.
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Waterfall Highway
Hay River
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Louise Falls is the second of two large waterfalls in the Twin Gorge Falls Territorial Park. The other falls being the Alexandra Falls. However Louise Falls is the bigger of the two falls measuring 34.7 metres high (114 feet).
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Highway 1
Hay River
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The Nahanni Park is 4,766 square kilometres. It is a watershed environment which falls within the boundaries of the Greater Nahanni Eco System. There are white water rivers, alpine lakes, deep canyons, mountain peaks, wildflower valleys, waterfalls, hot springs and wildlife.
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