Books and articles about the Nahanni River

We've curated a list of must-read articles and books about the Nahanni River for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Are you dreaming of or planning for your paddling trip down the iconic Nahanni River in Canada's Northwest Territories?

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Articles about the Nahanni River

Books about the Nahanni River

British-born adventurer Raymond Patterson’s The Dangerous River: Adventure on the Nahanni (TouchWood Editions, 2009) chronicles his 1920s expeditions as one of the first outsiders to journey up the Nahanni River.

Historical and General Interest:

  • Dangerous River by R.M. Patterson
    Nahanni by Dick Turner
  • Nahanni Portfolio by Pat and Rosemarie Keough
  • Nahanni Remembered by R.C. Lewis
  • Nahanni River of Gold … River of Dreams by Neil Hartling
  • Nahanni Trailhead by Joanne Ronan Moore
  • R.M. Patterson by David Finch
  • The Magnificent Nahanni: The Struggle to Protect a Wild Place by Garden Nelson

South Nahanni River Guides:

  • Nahanni River of Gold … River of Dreams by Neil Hartling
  • Nahanni, The River Guide by Peter Jowett
    Rivers of the Yukon
  • A Paddling Guide by Ken Madsen and Graham Wilson


  • Aborigianl Plant Use in Canada’s Northwest Boreal Forest by Robin J. Marles et al.
  • Vascular Plants of Continental Northwest Territories, Canada by A.E. Porsild and W.J. Cody

Videos about the Nahanni River

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