Under the northern lights, tackle trophy char, grayling and trout in a peerless wilderness
NAHANNI NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Word-famous waterfalls and wilderness fishing
Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nahanni National Park Reserve features stunning geography, from sheer granite spires to vast alpine plateaus. Famously paddled by the late Pierre Elliot Trudeau and more recently by his son, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the reserve’s South Nahanni River is designated as a Canadian Heritage River. The centrepiece of the park is Virginia Falls, which is twice as high as Niagara Falls and considered to be the greatest wilderness waterfall on the planet. While Nahanni’s silty waters can be challenging for anglers, the fish here rarely see a lure, and they are aggressive. There are also numerous clear creeks and several deep lakes throughout the watershed, where anglers have the chance to land Arctic grayling, Dolly Varden and lake trout.