Hay River

Hay River Territorial Park

With 43 powered campsites (group camping spots also available) and excellent beach access to the Great Slave Lake, the Hay River Territorial Park is an excellent vacation destination.  This fantastic Territorial Park offers swimming and beach-combing on the sandy shores of Great Slave Lake.  Enjoy your morning walk or a sunset stroll on miles of quiet sandy beaches or view the passing barges and fishing vessels.  There is also great opportunities to fish for northern pike. 

Located on Vale Island in Hay River, (follow signs, it’s about 10 km/6 miles past the information centre).

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