Keele River for Women

Keele River for Women

The Keele is one of the most spectacular, yet unknown rivers in the Northwest Territories. The Keele River system drains a large area of the Mackenzie Mountains between the Nahanni and Mountain Rivers. Our canoe route flows 300 km through beautiful mountain ranges to the Mackenzie River. The river valley is home to caribou, grizzly, Dall’s sheep and wolves. This is a fun stretch of river, with lots of runnable rapids suitable for paddlers of all skill levels. Many swifts, small rapids and chutes are easily run in our custom covered canoes. The river is wide and meanders through beautiful mountain valleys, with breathtaking vistas.

Paddlers of all skill levels have enjoyed relaxing paddles, splashing down easy rapids, while taking advantage of great photography opportunities, hiking excursions, and wildlife viewing.

This Keele River trip is ideal for female paddlers with some camping experience, and some basic canoeing skills. It would be an excellent choice for your first northern canoe expedition.
We are pleased to run this in cooperation with our friends at Wild Women Expeditions.

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level: 2
Dates Trip Fee
July 16, 2020 to July 27, 2020
$6,295.00** Early Booking Rate
What is Included: 

Guides - 5:1 ratio
Accommodation
• 10 nights camping, 1 night at Heritage Hotel (double occupancy)
Meals
• excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 11 lunch
Canoeing Equipment
• custom 17’ ABS expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
• paddles, pfd’s, throw bags, paddling helmets
Camping Equipment
• tents - free standing custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• ‘kitchen’ - tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
• containers for food and group equipment
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)
Transportation
• transportation of guides, group gear, food etc to Norman Wells
• charter float plane flight from Norman Wells to the Keele - Day 1
• ground transfer between Norman Wells Airport and Black Feather Base / float plane
docks on Day 1, and from the hotel to the airport on Day 12
• charter shuttle between Keele/Mackenzie Confluence & Norman Wells on Day 11

Trip Location



Trip Rendezvous Point: Norman Wells, NWT