From the community of Pond Inlet, we will travel by snowmobile and “Qamutik” (wooden sled) towards the floe edge - an area known as the "line of life". Guided by highly-qualified Black Feather guides, as well as Inuit guides, ice conditions and weather will determine our exact route. Once a suitable area has been chosen, a comfortable base camp will be created. The base camp will serve as a hub for the expedition and the various activities that will be undertaken.
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Black Feather - The Wilderness Adventure Company is giving away a free trip of a life time to one of the two Iconic Canadian Arctic National Parks. The winner may choose between a trip to Auyuittuq National Park NU, or Nahanni National Park, NWT.
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We organize dozens of custom, guided trips for groups of friends, families, schools, companies, and organizations every year. Recent custom programs include:
The Broken Skull River ... 150 km of pure whitewater fun! It is located in one of Canada’s newest national parks: Nááts’ihch’oh. The river is a little-known tributary of the fabled South Nahanni River. Starting high in the Mackenzie Mountains, the river boasts excellent Class 1 and 2 whitewater, pristine hot-springs, great hiking, and true untravelled wilderness.
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The Nahanni "Classic" is a two-week canoeing trip and the perfect opportunity to paddle the highlights of the Nahanni. We start at Rabbitkettle Lake, where you will get to hike to the rare Tufa Mounds - the largest "warm-spring" tufa formation in the north. Paddling downstream from there, we reach awe-inspiring Virginia Falls, which pours over a cataract twice the height of Niagara Falls. We also paddle through four canyons that are, in places, deeper than the Grand Canyon. The route is suitable for any paddler with basic to intermediate whitewater skills.
In mid-summer, the ice in Eclipse Sound in the Canadian Arctic finally melts. The land and sea mammals that have congregated at the floe edge disperse for the short summer. This sea kayaking expedition explores the northern coast of Baffin Island near the Inuit hamlet of Pond Inlet.
Scoresbysund is the ultimate Arctic kayak destination. Here you'll discover the world’s largest and longest fjord system, gigantic icebergs, towering mountains rising straight from the sea, alpine glaciers, and the vast ice sheet that covers most of Greenland. The paddling is magical as you thread through floating ice sculptures - blue, white, turquoise, and transparent. In addition to the astonishing scenery, you may see muskoxen, Arctic foxes, narwhal, seals, and polar bears. Birders will add to their life lists - perhaps auks or a barnacle goose.
The Ammassalik Fjords of East Greenland are one of the great sea kayaking destinations. Steep mountains rise out of the sea to create an interconnecting system of sheltered channels stretching back from the open ocean to the vast Greenland icecap. Gigantic icebergs from this glacier slowly sail along the larger fjords to the sea. In the smaller fjords, pack ice and small bergs shift and move with the tide, creating a fascinating maze for paddlers to navigate. This will be one of the great expeditions for even the most-travelled adventurer.