Journeys of Discovery

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At Canadian River Expeditions & Nahanni River Adventures we lead premium class expedition style rafting and canoeing journeys in Canada and Alaska – from 5 to 21 days – on world renowned rivers such as the Nahanni, Tatshenshini, Alsek, Firth and 16 other scenic coastal, mountain and arctic rivers. All worthy items for your bucket-list!

Find out why National Geographic Adventure Magazine named us one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”.

Rafters on the Tatshenshini River, which flows through the Yukon, B.C., Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Alsek/Tatshenshini Provincial Park, out to the Gulf of Alaska.
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Watch our new 3-minute video highlighting a rafting journey down the Tatshenshini River.

ADVENTURES

Our expeditions are more than just river adventures – they are continued exploration of the finest wilderness regions on the planet. Using the river as a conduit to travel through the land, on each journey we take time to hike, explore, learn and savour the beauty of these wild places.

DESTINATIONS

We lead multi-day paddling expeditions on the best rivers in Northern Canada and Alaska. Every river we travel is stunningly beautiful, with world class features, great hiking and richly colourful histories.

STORIES & NEWS

Read our latest news, advice, and fascinating stories about the places we love to paddle.

The Beauty of Birch: a Tree with Multiple and Medicinal Uses

Feet outstretched, you lean back in your seat as the afternoon sun glints on the green-grey water. Save for the occasional dip of an oar in the water, all around you is still. A light breeze drifts up the river valley, awakening the birch trees on shore and causing these majestic beauties to sway while their leaves ruffle softly.

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Cycling NWT backroads

Cycling on Backroads of the Nahanni Watershed

At the end of the operating season, Dana and I were both in the South Nahanni watershed though heading different directions. She would experience the late-season autumnal glory in the Canyons leading our last raft expedition through an incredible contrast of boreal colour against the Nahanni’s grey limestone and dolomite walls. With nights of aurora in store and a stunning display in Deadmen Valley, I was right to be envious of her expedition but I had one of my own in the works.

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Giving Back To The Wild

At Nahanni River Adventures/Canadian River Expeditions, it is our passion and a privilege to share vast wilderness areas with our guests. With privilege comes great responsibility and, as a company, we do not take the opportunity and obligation we have to steward and safeguard the areas through which we travel each summer lightly.

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2019 Guide Gossip

Our guides lead pretty interesting lives. Read our 2019 guides gossip to learn what our guides have been up to this year.

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Mary and Gus Kraus on the Nahanni River

Mary Kraus, First Lady of the Nahanni

The Nahanni watershed is widely recognized as a place of global significance. Its diverse geology boasts landforms that include Canada’s deepest river canyons, some of the largest tufa deposits in the world, as well as hot springs, karsts and pseudo-karsts. For those travelling the Nahanni River, it is the stories of the people who spent time in the Nahanni that add dimension and colour to the magnificence of the landscape they’re immersed in. Read on for a bio of Mary Kraus, First Lady of the Nahanni.

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