Hay River

Hay River Territorial Park

Located on Vale Island in Hay River, (follow signs, it’s about 10 km/6 miles past the information centre), this park offers fantastic swimming on the sandy shores of Great Slave Lake, unique viewing of barges and fishing vessels plying the waters and great opportunities to fish for northern pike.

Park Highlights: 

Great Slave Lake is:

  • One of the remnants of an enormous inland sea scoured out of the Canadian shield by glaciers during the last ice age
  • The second largest lake wholly within Canada with an area of 28,438 km2/ 10,980 miles2.
  • The deepest lake in North America at 616 metres/2,027 feet deep
The campground has 35 powered campsites with nearby wilderness and modern amenities