Tombstone Territorial Park

Getting there

Start your visit at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre at km 71.5 on the Dempster Highway. Expect to drive 1.5 hours from Dawson City, 7 hours from Whitehorse and 12 hours from Inuvik, NWT.

The nearest gas, food and lodging are in Dawson City and Eagle Plains 369 km further north. Make sure you have plenty of gas and a couple of spare tires. Download the Dempster Highway Travelogue or pick up a copy at any Visitor Information Centre.

Download a 1:225,000 scale map of the park.

Facilities

There are plenty of things to do and see for all ages, abilities and interests in Tombstone Territorial Park. It's a popular destination for hiking, car camping, backcountry camping, wildlife viewing and winter recreation.

The Tombstone Interpretive Centre is open late May to September. Facilities include wheelchair-accessible toilets, a library, a gift shop, and outdoor information boards about trail conditions, bear safety, wildlife sightings and more. You can also purchase maps, fishing licences and backcountry camping permits, and rent bear-proof food canisters (cash only). The centre also offers interpretive programs, special events and guided walks.

Tombstone Mountain is the only road-accessible campground in the park and there are 3 backcountry campgrounds at Grizzly, Talus and Divide lakes. Tombstone Mountain campground is available on a first come, first served basis. The backcountry campgrounds require reservations and a camping permit.

See Hike and camp at Tombstone Territorial Park for more information about facilties and recreational activities.

About

Tombstone Territorial Park's 2,200 km2 protect a unique wilderness of rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant wildlife, all reflected in a rich First Nations culture. The park is a legacy of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Land Claim Agreement and lies within their Traditional Territory.

The Dempster Highway bisects the park and provides an opportunity to view stunning arctic tundra landscapes and wildlife and access to hiking areas. The concentration of wide ecological niches has resulted in a diverse collection of flora and fauna uncommon at this latitude.

There is no cell service in the park.

Management plan

Read the Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan.