Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby

Nahanni River

  • Perhaps the most visually diverse river on the planet
  • The world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and Nahanni National Park is one of the largest parks in the world.
  • A mecca for wilderness travelers
  • Virginia Falls is nearly twice the height of Niagara, and the river’s canyons are the deepest in Canada
  • “Greatest river trip in the world” – Bill Mason, film maker, naturalist and environmentalist, author of Path of the Paddle and film series of the same name
  • Fabled in 1908 by the disappearance of two prospecting brothers and the subsequent finding of their headless bodies. Headless Creek, Deadmen Valley, Funeral Range, Somber Range and Thundercloud Range were resulting place names and the presence of hot springs encouraged a legend of tropical banana growth
  • Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau paddled the river in 1970, a time when heads of state were not known for river expeditions while in office, he then championed the formation of Nahanni National Park
  • Located in one of Canada’s most famous national parks and now enlarged seven-fold, making it one of the largest parks in the world – nearly the size of Switzerland!
  • The small First Nations village at the mouth of the river is not accessible by road and is one of the few remaining as such
  • Subject of the eloquent 1950 account by Englishman, Raymond Patterson entitled Dangerous River, which went on to sell thousands of copies in many languages

The Nahanni is a true Canadian wilderness river icon. It’s situated in a mountainous landscape and flows through Canada’s deepest river canyons, past hot springs and geological features so unique that the Nahanni River was declared the first World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1978.

 

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Nahanni River Adventure Trips

Nahanni Canyons from Virginia Falls One Week Trip – Canyon Kingdom

A Nahanni River experience is on every paddler's “bucket list.” Limited time? You can still enjoy the iconic features of this world-renowned river.


Trip Type: Raft

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $5460.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Nahanni Canyons from Virginia Falls 12-Day Trip – Canyon Kingdom & More Hiking

Experience the legendary Nahanni River on an extended trip. Take the extra time to fully savour all of the Nahanni’s iconic features.


Trip Type: Raft

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $6075.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Nahanni National Park Canoeing Expedition – The Classic Canoe Quest

Begining with two days of flat water and mountains above Virginia Falls, you canoe from Rabbitkettle Lake to the confluence with the Liard River, this trip is considered a classic for adventurous paddlers.


Trip Type: Canoe

Difficulty: Intermediate

Price: $6255.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Nahanni River – Flatwater Canoeing to Virginia Falls

From the moment your floatplane touches down on Rabbitkettle Lake, you’ll be under the spell of the Nahanni – a magical way to start a relaxing canoe through the Mackenzie Mountains.


Trip Type: Canoe

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $4920.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Nahanni Cirque of the Unclimbables: Hiking and Flatwater Canoeing

Visitors to the Cirque include world travellers who count the granite spires of Mont Blanc and Patagonia among their adventures.


Trip Type: Canoe

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $9635.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Nahanni Whitewater Canoeing: Moose Ponds Expedition – 3 Weeks

Canoe the legendary Nahanni from its headwaters – an exhilarating and Class III whitewater adventure for expert whitewater paddlers.


Trip Type: Canoe

Difficulty: Advanced

Price: $7650.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Nahanni River: 21 Days of Canoeing and Hiking

A premium amount of time for those who want to maximize their river experience with fantastic hiking opportunities, begining below the Rock Gardens.


Trip Type: Canoe

Difficulty: Intermediate

Price: $7650.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Cirque of the Unclimbables – Heli Assisted Hiking Among Granite Spires

Hiking in the Cirque of the Unclimbables is the world-class secret "jewel of the Nahanni" that you have to experience even if you’ve already paddled the river!


Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $7985.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

Nahanni: Easy Alpine Walking on the Ram Plateau

Heli in and enjoy easy alpine walking in one of the majestic highlights of the Nahanni National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $4225.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $150 CAD park fee

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