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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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Virginia Falls on the Nahanni River
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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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Rafting the Mountain River in Canada's Northwest Territories.
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A Wild Mountain River Journey

A tributary to the majestic Mackenzie, don’t let the classification fool you, the Mountain River is an important waterway in its own right and a spectacular journey for adventurous paddlers, by raft or canoe!

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Visit the Arctic
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An Arctic Community: Fort Good Hope

Joel visits Rádeyı̨lı̨kóé in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories to learn about the region and its history. The K’asho Got’ine Dene have called the mountains and waters of the Sahtu home for millenia and with some new protections afforded to the region, the future of Fa?fa Neline (Mountain River) is looking bright!

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Feature Rivers: Firth River

We travel the Firth, Coppermine, Burnside and Horton Rivers and can report that each offers a unique perspective on the Arctic tundra. How does the Firth stand out?

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