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10 spectacular selfies from Northwest Territories’ parks

Jealous followers guaranteed!

Log Bridge in Norman Wells - Credit: Angela Gzowski

Looking for unique photo motives and backgrounds for selfies that will leave your followers on social media and viewers of your vacation pictures speechless? Here’s a rundown of 10 selfie spots in the Northwest Territories Parks. Make us jealous and share yours with #SpectacularNWT!


1. The 60th Parallel Territorial Park

The 60th Parallel Territorial Park on the Hay River welcomes Northwest Territories highway travellers from Alberta. There’s a visitor centre here, too.

Selfie Stop: The Welcome to the Northwest Territories sign at the 60th Parallel.


Credit: Benji Straker

2. Twin Falls Territorial Park

Twin Falls Territorial Park has a variety of trails, picnic areas and waterfalls to explore. This is Alexandra Falls, the first of two in the park.

Selfie Stop: Dramatic Alexandra Falls, which plummets 105 feet (32m).


Alexandra Falls - Credit: Hans Pfaff

3. Louise Falls

Don’t miss the wedding cake design of Louise Falls in Twin Falls Territorial Park on the Hay River south of the town of Hay River.

Selfie Stop: The views from the spiral staircase, or the cool staircase itself.


Louise Falls - Credit: 2SeasonsAdventures

4. Hay River Territorial Park

Hay River Territorial Park has a campground close to the shoreline and a sandy beach. It is located on the south shore of one of North America’s largest lakes, Great Slave Lake.

Selfie Stop: A sandy beach in the NWT. Who knew?


Hay River - Credit: Colin Field

5. Lady Evelyn Falls

Near Kakisa, west of Hay River, Lady Evelyn Falls Territorial Park has trails, a campground sheltered by tall spruce trees, and excellent fishing.

Selfie Stop: You behind the falls!

Credit: Colin Field

6. Prelude Lake Territorial Park

Prelude Lake Territorial Park, on the Ingraham Trail east of Yellowknife features an interpretive trail, campground, boat launch, boat rentals and a large lake suitable for a day’s fishing.

Selfie Stop: A panorama of the lake from the hiking trail.


Scenic Lookout - Credit: Terry Parker

7. Cameron Falls River Crossing

The attraction at Cameron Falls River Crossing Territorial Day Use Area is access to a stunning waterfall with calm pools for a refreshing dip on a hot day.

Selfie Stop: From the bridge, overlooking the falls.


Cameron Falls - Credit: Dave Brosha

8.  Gwich’in Territorial Park

On the Dempster Highway the Gwich’in Territorial Park offers trails and spectacular lookouts over the vast Mackenzie Delta. This is Tithegeh Chii Vitaii.

Selfie Stop: Pose at the scenic lookout.

Tithegeh Chii Vitaii - Credit: Adamson

9. Jàk Territorial Park Observation Tower

Just outside Inuvik is a prime bird-watching area with an abundance of falcons, eagles and ducks plus cranberries, blueberries and cloudberries growing in the area for snacking.

Selfie Stop: The view from the observation tower is well worth the climb!


Observation Tower - Credit: Colin Field

10. Western Arctic Regional Visitor Centre

This picturesque structure is the Western Arctic Regional Visitor Centre in Inuvik. The design evokes a traditional Inuvialuit log house, once common in this area.  Inside, collect your certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle.

Selfie Stop: Get a shot of the Great Northern Arts Festival sculpture outside of the centre, which features symbols representing the cultural diversity of the NWT.

Western Arctic Regional Visitor Centre - Credit: George Fischer

Further information on the Northwest Territories can be found at

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