Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River) is one of the world’s great wilderness destinations. It is the experience of a lifetime to explore this remote, pristine, alpine river valley. You will discover a mountainous wonderland with breath-taking canyons, a magnificent waterfall, diverse wildlife, and exciting paddling on the fast-flowing river. The trip is highlighted by fun Class I and II whitewater, interesting day hikes up tributary canyons, wildlife viewing and exploring Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls). This expedition will become one of your greatest shared family experiences – and the stories will be recounted for years to come.

Named by UNESCO the very first World Heritage Site, the Nahanni is definitely one of the world’s best canoeing rivers. The Nahanni “Classic for Families” trip is suitable for paddlers with some previous canoeing-camping and whitewater experience. We recommend that children be a minimum of 10 years of age for this adventure.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All dates listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. July 7 - Fri. July 21, 2023 $8,450 CAD per adult, pricing until Oct. 31* Book Now
Fri. July 7 - Fri. July 21, 2023 $6,760 CAD per child aged 10-14, pricing until Oct. 31* Book Now

What's included

Map

Guides

  • 6:1 ratio
Accommodation

Accommodation

  • 12 nights camping
  • 2 nights in Fort Simpson (Day 1 & 14)
Meals

Meals

  • all meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 14 lunch
  • dinner Day 1 & 14 and breakfast Day 2 & 15 in Fort Simpson
Equipment

Canoeing Equipment

  • ABS expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets
Camping

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment
Safety

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)
Transportation

Transportation

  • charter float plane flight from Fort Simpson to Rabbitkettle Lake-Day 2
  • shuttle of group and gear back to Fort Simpson – Day 15
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food etc to Fort Simpson
  • ground transfers between Fort Simpson Airport and Black Feather Base/float plane docks-Days 1, 2 & 15