Łutsël K’é, NWT — This summer, visitors will be able to access Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve lands and waters for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, trekking and shoreline lunches. The national park reserve is part of Thaidene Nëné Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), which also includes a territorial protected area and a proposed conservation area, which was established in August 2019.
Parks Canada recognizes that there are significant health and wellness benefits to being outdoors during this time.
Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve and Thaidene Nëné Indigenous Protected Area have special requirements for visitors. Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve website before they travel to find out more information about the rules and regulations that apply:
The health and safety of visitors and employees is of utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others.
Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe any regional or territorial travel restrictions and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system.
Please register, and file a trip plan with friends or family before visiting the national park reserve. If something goes wrong, contact Parks Canada’s 24/7 emergency number: 1-877-852-3100 (toll free), 1-780-852-3100 (long-distance tolls apply), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed information on Parks Canada places and the measures the Agency is taking to limit the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the Parks Canada website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/thaidene-nene. Please check regularly for updates.
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We are the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation. Our vision for Thaidene Nëné is:
Nuwe néné, nuwe ch'anıé yunedhé xa (Our land, our culture for the future).
We’re working with our partners to permanently protect Thaidene Nëné—part of our
huge and bountiful homeland around and beyond the East Arm of Tu Nedhé.