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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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Virginia Falls on the Nahanni River

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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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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McLeod Brothers on the Nahanni

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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Rafting the Mountain River in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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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Bison by Broken Skull River

Wood Bison in the Spotlight

Learn about the NWT’s wood bison herds along the Nahanni from CBC Naturalist Brian Keating. This species-at-risk is coming back due to efforts to reintroduce populations to the territory.

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Visit the Arctic

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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Peregrine Falcon on the Firth River

Raptors Thrive on the Firth

On a recent expedition to the Firth River we marvelled at the robust populations of birds of prey in the region, a heartening sign of a healthy ecosystem. This journey was one of our Rafting with Researchers expeditions, where guests are treated to the firsthand expertise of Parks Canada researchers.

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