Nahanni & Nááts'ihch'oh National Parks
Established as a National Wildlife Reserve in 1974, the South Nahanni River is recognized as a Canadian Heritage River and one of the first World Heritage Sites of global significance by UNESCO. It flows over 500 km from its headwaters in the Mackenzie Mountains and drops over 4,000 vertical feet in swifts, rapids, and waterfalls. It is home to caribou, bison, grizzly and black bears, Dall sheep, and moose. A mountainous wonderland with breathtaking canyons, a magnificent waterfall, diverse wildlife and exciting paddling on a fast-flowing river await you.
For over 40 years, Black Feather has run guided, outfitted canoe trips throughout the Nahanni National Park Reserve (NNPR). We are proud to offer a wide variety of trip options that match different skill levels and interests. Our trips in this region range from 10 days to four weeks. Our most popular option within the NNPR is our two-week Nahanni "Classic" whitewater canoe trip. In 2021, we are pleased to offer you a new way to experience the Nahanni River - by raft, accommpanied by a local Dene commnunity member who will act as a cultural interpreter.
In 2007, after a ten year effort by Parks Canada, local First Nations, groups such as CPAWS, scientists, outfitters including Black Feather and thousands of individual Canadians, it was decided to further extend protection to encompass the entire Nahanni watershed. In 2009, the Canadian federal government announced legislation increasing protection of the watershed from 4,766 km2 to over 30,000 km2, a process which was finalized in December 2014. “Nááts’ihch’oh” (pronounced Nah tseen cho) was the name given by the Sahtu Dene Elders to this new National Park, which borders the Nahanni National Park Reserve. In the Dene language, nááts'ihch'oh means "stands like a porcupine", referring to the surrounding mountains' unique shape, which is sharp and pointed on the top.
We offer several trips throughout the summer season in Nááts'ihch'oh National Park including the Broken Skull River and our action-packed 29 day Nááts'ihch'oh Triple Play, as well as other trips which take you through both National Parks so you get the most out of your northern experience.
|Canoe||Nahanni Getaway||Jun 25 to Jul 04||$7,195.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic||Jun 25 to Jul 08||$7,995.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||*NEW* Nááts'ihch'oh Triple Play||Jun 30 to Jul 28||$16,995.00 CAD||Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Broken Skull River||Jun 30 to Jul 10||$8,195.00 CAD||Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Rafting||*NEW* Nahanni Cultural Rafting Tour||Jul 04 to Jul 13||$8,095.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Broken Skull-Nahanni River||Jul 07 to Jul 29||$8,995.00 CAD||Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Broken Skull River||Jul 07 to Jul 17||$8,195.00 CAD||Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic for Families||Jul 09 to Jul 23||$8,140.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Whitewater - Moose Ponds||Jul 09 to Jul 29||$8,695.00 CAD||Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic||Jul 09 to Jul 22||$7,995.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Getaway||Jul 11 to Jul 20||$7,195.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||The Little Nahanni||Jul 16 to Jul 28||$9,995.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic||Jul 23 to Aug 05||$7,995.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Hike||Nahanni Canoeing and Hiking||Jul 27 to Aug 16||$8,595.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Broken Skull River||Jul 28 to Aug 07||$8,195.00 CAD||Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic for Women||Jul 30 to Aug 13||$8,140.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Getaway||Aug 01 to Aug 10||$7,195.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic||Aug 06 to Aug 19||$7,995.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Rafting||*NEW* Nahanni Cultural Rafting Tour||Aug 15 to Aug 24||$8,095.00 CAD||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic||Aug 20 to Sep 02||$7,995.00 CAD *TWO spots left!*||Fort Simpson, NWT|
|Canoe||Nahanni Classic||Aug 20 to Sep 03||$8,140.00 CAD *1 extra night in Fort Simpson*||Fort Simpson, NWT|