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“Make sure to take pic with the Welcome sign!”

60th Parallel Visitor Information Centre
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Grumbler
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Adjacent to the visitor information centre, this park has a small campground and a scenic picnic area overlooking the beautiful Hay River. Entering the Northwest Territories from Alberta, the friendly staff at the 60th Parallel are available to welcome you. The Visitor Information Centre is open from May 15 to September 15. Brochures, maps, fishing licences, camping permits, pay phone, drinking water, washrooms and fresh coffee area available. Northwest Territories First Nations arts and crafts are on display in the centre. Audiovisual presentations dipict the northern way of life and what you might expect to see on your travels in the NWT. Come in and have a cup of coffee while you take a short break.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 12 August 2015

It's a great spot to stop for a short break when on a road trip to/from Northwest Territories. Located on the border with Alberta, just off the highway and easily visible, so you can't miss it. There's a small visitor centre with free tea and coffee, quite nice and clean restrooms and some picnic tables and benches for some rest. The parking lot is quite spacious, will easily fit RVs or trailers here. The only problem is that the picnic tables as well as the parking are out in the open and don't get much shade; if you need to get some power nap while driving, you will be in full sun here. Also great spot for family to snap a picture with a statue of a bison (drive further 200km up north to meet them in person while they walk along the highway) and to get a photo in front of a huge and colourful "Welcome to NWT" sign - each would be a great souvenir from the North of 60. Highly recommended, even if only to snap some pictures in 5 minutes!

Thank Justine28
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

This is a newly updated facility staffed with knowledgeable, friendly people. You can get free hot coffee or tea. They even gave us a free Northwest Territories hat pin and all the information we needed on sights to see in the Territory. The washroom facilities were also welcome. Don’t drive into the Northwest Territories without stopping here as you will be disappointed. Talk about an oasis on a lonely road. They even recommended the best places to get gas along the road to avoid having to fill up in Yellowknife where it is more expensive.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017
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