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Nahanni River

Bird Songs of the Nahanni

As the days grow long, the snowdrifts recede and the first hints of green appear in the trees, I let bird song wash over me, a spring baptism of sorts. We are on the same trajectory, these birds and I as we both prepare for our yearly pilgrimage to the Arctic.

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Canoeing the Broken Skull River

Tributaries of Nahanni National Park Reserve

Nahanni and Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve encompass a watershed. Mostly undeveloped, rarely explored and spectacularly beautiful, each raindrop and snowflake is making its way through the South Nahanni watershed and into the Mackenzie river basin.

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A return to the Nahanni

Owner Joel Hibbard reflects on returning to the river he grew up on after a year away due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and how the time away only confirmed his passion for the Nahanni and its incredible ecology.

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What does Nahanni mean?

Nahanni is an evocative word. For many Canadians, whether you paddle or not, mentioning it summons images of the renowned Nailicho (Virginia Falls), of towering mountains, and a canyon kingdom. The word has become synonymous with adventure and wilderness. It is one of the finest representations of natural beauty in Canada.

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