3. Nahanni National Park Reserve, North West Territories
Nahanni was the first place in the world to be given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1978. It’s no wonder—this reserve in the southwest part of the North West Territories features 30,000 square kilometres of pristine northern wilderness. The park protects the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region and is home to the Nahanni River, which winds through mountain valleys and canyons. The river’s breathtaking features include sulphur hot springs and Virginia Falls, a vertical drop twice as steep as Niagara Falls. The park is also home to a large variety of wildlife, including wolves, woodland caribou, mountain goats and black bears.