The Northwest Territories experienced one of its most successful camping seasons ever this past summer.
An estimated 29,158 overnight campers visited NWT parks this season, which represents a 2.73 per cent increase from the 2015 camping season.
It’s also the highest number of campers the territory has seen in one season since 2003 when 29,602 people visited NWT parks.
Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann credits camp staff for maintaining ‘world-class’ parks infrastructure and facilities.
“The increase in visitors to Northwest Territories parks over the last two years confirms that our approach to investing in parks infrastructure, training and tourism promotion, is working,” he said.
Fred Henne Territorial Park was by far the most popular park this summer, attracting 9,776 overnight visitors over the course of the season.
In terms of visitor origin, 46.4 per cent of overnight visitors came from other parts of Canada while 40.1 per cent were NWT residents.