Nahanni & Nááts'ihch'oh National Parks

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.

 

 

 

June 2021
Canoe Nahanni Getaway Jun 25 to Jul 04 $7,195.00 CAD Fort Simpson, NWT
July 2021
Canoe Broken Skull River Jul 07 to Jul 17 $8,195.00 CAD Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Broken Skull-Nahanni River Jul 07 to Jul 29 $8,995.00 CAD Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Jul 09 to Jul 22 $7,995.00 CAD Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Jul 14 to Jul 27 $7,995.00 CAD *new trip!* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Jul 23 to Aug 05 $7,995.00 CAD *TWO spots left!* 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
August 2021
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 18 to Aug 31 $7,995.00 CAD *new trip!* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Aug 20 to Sep 03 $8,140.00 CAD *1 extra night in Fort Simpson* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Aug 20 to Sep 02 $7,995.00 CAD *TWO spots left!* Fort Simpson, NWT
June 2022
Canoe Nahanni Classic Jun 24 to Jul 07 $7,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Getaway Jun 24 to Jul 03 $7,195.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Broken Skull River Jun 29 to Jul 09 $8,195.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe *NEW* Nááts'ihch'oh Triple Play Jun 29 to Jul 27 $16,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
July 2022
Rafting *NEW* Nahanni Cultural Rafting Tour Jul 03 to Jul 12 $8,095.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Broken Skull River Jul 06 to Jul 16 $8,195.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Broken Skull-Nahanni River Jul 06 to Jul 28 $8,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Whitewater - Moose Ponds Jul 08 to Jul 28 $8,695.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Jul 08 to Jul 21 $7,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic for Families Jul 08 to Jul 22 $8,140.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Getaway Jul 10 to Jul 19 $7,195.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe The Little Nahanni Jul 15 to Jul 27 $9,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Jul 22 to Aug 04 $7,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Hike Nahanni Canoeing and Hiking Jul 26 to Aug 15 $8,595.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Broken Skull River Jul 27 to Aug 06 $8,195.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Norman Wells & Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic for Women Jul 29 to Aug 12 $8,140.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Getaway Jul 31 to Aug 09 $7,195.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
August 2022
Canoe Nahanni Classic Aug 05 to Aug 18 $7,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Rafting *NEW* Nahanni Cultural Rafting Tour Aug 14 to Aug 23 $8,095.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT
Canoe Nahanni Classic Aug 19 to Sep 01 $7,995.00 CAD *until Oct 31st* Fort Simpson, NWT