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 breathtaking canyons, a magnificent waterfall, diverse wildlife, and exciting paddling on the fast flowing river. This raft-based trip is designed to pack the most possible into a shorter duration trip, with the added comfort of exploring the area by raft. The route follows the river from Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls) through the spectacular canyon section of the Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River) through to the Mackenzie Lowlands.

The trip is highlighted by fun class I and II whitewater, interesting day hikes up tributary canyons, wildlife viewing and exploring Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls). Although well known, the river is so remote that around 250 paddlers get to experience it each year. The Nahanni Cultural Rafting Tour is accessible to a wide range of participants, as advanced whitewater paddling skills are not required.

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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
Sun. Aug 14 - Tues. Aug 23, 2022 $8,095 CAD until Oct 31, 2021* Trip Full
Above Date $8,595 CAD From Nov 1

What's included

Guides

Guides

  • 1 Raft Guide per Raft
  • At least one Dene Interpreter
Accommodation

Accommodation

  • 8 nights camping
  • 1 night in Fort Simpson
Meals

Meals

  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 dinner to Day 9  lunch
  • dinner at a local restaurant on Day 9 and breakfast Day 10 at your accommodation in Fort Simpson
Equipment

Rafting & Paddling Equipment

  • expedition outfitted rafts
  • paddles, pfd’s, wetsuits (drysuits available at additional cost)
  • inflatable kayaks & SUP boards
Camping

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents
  • ‘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 Virginia Falls – Day 1
  • shuttle of group and gear back back to Fort Simpson – Day 9
  • ground transfers between Fort Simpson Airport and Black Feather Base / float plane docks on Days 1 and 10