Join us on a spectacular journey down the Nahanni River in Canada's Northwest Territories
A Nahanni River experience is on every paddler's “bucket list.” Limited time? You can still enjoy the iconic features of this world-renowned river.
A Nahanni River rafting or canoeing experience is truly the “trip of a lifetime.” For those with limited vacation time, this adventure allows you to experience the best of the Nahanni’s “Grand Canyons,” Virginia Falls and many of the iconic features for which the Nahanni River is renowned.
- Experience the majesty of the Nahanni: Virginia Falls, the canyons, The Gate, Deadmen Valley, Hot Springs and so much more
- Nahanni National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest parks in the world
- Perfect river adventure for guests with limited time
- 7 river days
We follow a 7-day route, travelling over 240 kilometres (150 miles) from Virginia Falls to Nahanni Butte. Over this course, the Nahanni River drops 396 metres (1300 feet), or almost 9 feet per mile.
Raft / Canoe / Kayak Combo – Something for Everyone!
We make it possible for any skill level and interest to enjoy the Nahanni. From beginners who would like to raft to white water canoeist. See our prerequisites and contact us for more details. Upon booking, we’ll need to know which craft you prefer (raft or two-person canoe) on your application form. Numbers will indicate how thoroughly we’ll be able to match preferences for craft. Please call us with any questions: 1-800-297-6927. Please note that there is a $250 flight surcharge per person for the two-person classic canoes. (We bring one inflatable canoe per group at no extra charge.)
Are You a Kayaker?
Maybe you’re a sea kayaker who would like to kayak the Nahanni. Try our new inflatable kayak! $125 to rent our solo kayak.
We are the only company to include these great enhancements to the quality of your trip: To maximize your enjoyment and time in the canyons and minimize exposure to bugs, we create more time to enjoy the highlights of the canyons by employing a local power boat to meet us in the Splits and speed us past the slow (and buggy) final portion to the village of Nahanni Butte, saving an entire day. In addition, we fly you from the village back to Fort Simpson, for an aerial view of the Liard valley, further enhancing your time and focus on the best highlights. Two examples of the distance we go to give you the best Nahanni experience possible!
We offer a 5 or 6 day option as well as our 7-day traditional itinerary for this trip. With additional floatplane and helicopter support, we can shorten the above trips (at an extra cost) for those with a tight schedule.
- 6 Day Option – Add $1,260 / per person (minimum 2) for additional float plane
- 5 Day Option – Add $2,670 / per person (minimum 2) for additional float plane and helicopter
- Rafting: None, beginners welcome
- Canoe: Class II whitewater experience