The Nahanni “Classic” is a two-week canoeing trip and the perfect opportunity to paddle the highlights of Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River). Beginning at Gahnîhthah Mįe (Rabbitkettle Lake), home of the rare “Tufa Mounds”, we will descend Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River) for 3 days on swift yet non-technical waters, where you will get the chance to learn and refresh your whitewater paddling skills. This section ends with the awe-inspiring Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls), which pours over a cataract twice the height of Niagara Falls. From there you will paddle through four antecedent canyons that are, in places, deeper than the Grand Canyon.

Named by UNESCO the very first World Heritage Site, the Nahanni is definitely one of the world’s best canoeing rivers.

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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.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. June 24 - Thurs. July 7, 2022 $7,995 CAD until Oct 31, 2021* Trip Full
Fri. July 8 - Thurs. July 21, 2022 $7,995 CAD until Oct 31, 2021* Trip Full
Fri. July 22 - Thurs. Aug 4, 2022 $7,995 CAD until Oct 31, 2021* Trip Full
Fri. Aug 5 - Thurs. Aug 18, 2022 $7,995 CAD until Oct 31, 2021* Trip Full
Fri. Aug 19 - Thurs. Sept 1, 2022 $7,995 CAD until Oct 31, 2021* Trip Full
Above Dates $8,195 CAD From Nov 1

What's included



  • 5:1 ratio


  • 12 nights camping
  • 1 night Lindberg Landing


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 13 lunch
  • dinner Day 13 and breakfast Day 14 at Lindberg Landing

Canoeing Equipment

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

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 Equipment

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


  • charter float plane flight from Fort Simpson to Rabbitkettle Lake – Day 1
  • shuttle of group and gear from Lindberg Landing back to Fort Simpson – Day 14
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Fort Simpson
  • ground transfers between Fort Simpson Airport and Black Feather Base / float plane docks at the beginning and end of the trip