The Northwest Territories’ parks reopen for the summer on Friday, May 11. Some of them are packing upgrades.

Parks with new features this year include:

Cameron Falls, where you’ll find a bigger parking lot – including dedicated bus parking – and better toilet facilities.

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Blackstone, on the Liard Highway near Nahanni Butte, where you can now rent a new overnight facility.

Prelude Lake, which has a new loop – Loop D – featuring 15 non-powered campsites, and a new dumping station.

Reid Lake, where a new dock has been built and you’ll find new fire pits and picnic tables, as well as a new dumping station.

Fred Henne in Yellowknife, which has new outhouses.

More upgrades are scheduled to take place to NWT parks this year.

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The territory’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment says it received a record number of online campground bookings in the first two days after opening its reservation system last month.

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