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Adventure Overview

The Nahanni “Classic” is a two-week canoeing trip and the perfect opportunity to paddle the highlights of Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River). Beginning at Gahnîhthah Mįe (Rabbitkettle Lake), home of the rare “Tufa Mounds”, we will descend Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River) for 3 days on swift yet non-technical class I whitewater, where you will get the chance to learn and refresh your whitewater paddling skills. This section ends with the awe-inspiring Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls), which pours over a cataract twice the height of Niagara Falls. From there you will paddle through four antecedent canyons that are, in places, deeper than the Grand Canyon and faster flowing, with some class II whitewater.

Named by UNESCO the very first World Heritage Site, the Nahanni is definitely one of the world’s best canoeing rivers.

With 4 date options for the Nahanni Classic, as well as a Nahanni Classic for Families and a Nahanni Classic Women’s trip there are options for everyone to cross this iconic river off your bucket list.

These trips are being run in partnership with Black Feather

We acknowledge that the Nahanni River is in Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories. We recognize that we are visitors to this land and will travel respectfully.

Upcoming Adventure Dates

Jun 21, 2024 - Jul 04, 2024 Register Now
Jul 05, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024 Register Now
Aug 02, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024 Register Now
Aug 16, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024 Register Now
Jul 05, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024 Register Now
Nahanni Classic for Families. Adults $8950, Children $7160
Jul 26, 2024 - Aug 09, 2024 Register Now
Nahanni Classic for Women $8950

What's Included


  • 1 night in Fort Simpson
  • Charter flight from Fort Simpson to Rabbitkettle Lake (Day 1)
  • Shuttle of group and gear back to Fort Simpson (Day 13)
  • All meals (from Lunch Day 1 – Breakfast Day 14)
  • Group equipment
  • Canoes, Paddles, PFD’s, Spray Decks
  • Professional guides
  • All safety equipment (SAT phone, first aid kits, rescue kits)
  • Tents
  • 60L waterproof barrel for personal gear
  • 12 nights of camping
  • Ground transportation to Fort Simpson airport
  • Transportation of guides, group gear, food, canoes, etc to and from Fort Simpson

Not Included

  • Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point (Fort Simpson, NWT)
  • Solo Tent (add $52.20)
  • $200 Park Fee & Levees
  • Guide Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag and Thermarest