Stories & News

Discoveries on Nunaluk Spit on the Firth River.
Northbound

Finding Mammoths on the Firth River

Nunaluk Spit is a place unlike any other. Here, the Firth River meets the least-explored ocean on our planet: the Arctic Ocean, a place where the intensity and vibrancy of the North never disappoints.

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The Tatshenshini River is one of the most magnificent river systems on earth, flowing through one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas.
Northbound

When is the best time to raft the Tatshenshini River?

Ranging from the rolling, forested hills of the Yukon interior to the towering coastal ranges of the Alaskan panhandle and blanketed with one of the most impressive icefields on the planet, the Tatshenshini river journeys through a uniquely diverse landscape. Add in its proximity to the Gulf of Alaska you are right to wonder when the best time to visit is!

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River Life

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
Conservation & Science

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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Conservation & Science

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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News

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
River Life

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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Virginia Falls on the Nahanni River
Northbound

Nahanni Gold Seekers

Value:
The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
(Oxford English Dictionary)

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McLeod Brothers on the Nahanni
River Life

River Stories: The McLeod Brothers Three

A journey along the Nahanni River is rife with tales of the people who have been here before. The story of Willie and Frank McLeod inspired the names of iconic places such as Deadmen Valley and Headless Creek. Here their lives (and deaths) come to life in poem by one of our river guides.

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