This three week canoe trip follows the entire Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River) from the headwaters at Nááts’įhch’oh Tué (Moose Ponds) to the mouth at the confluence with the Liard River.

We’ll spend our first week paddling the Rock Gardens – a stretch of 90 kilometers where the river drops over 650 metres. There is almost continuous Class I – III+ whitewater to challenge the experienced canoeist. We continue downstream and spend two weeks paddling the canyons of Nahanni National Park Reserve. This part of the trip is highlighted by fun Class I and II whitewater, spectacular canyons, interesting day hikes up tributary canyons, and exploring Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls).

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Dates, Rates & Availability

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Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. July 8 - Thurs. July 28, 2022 $8,995 CAD Dates TBC

Paddling the 'Rock Gardens' with Black Feather

What's included



  • 5:1 ratio


  • 19 nights camping
  • 1 night at Lindberg Landing – Day 20


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 20 lunch
  • dinner Day 20 and breakfast Day 21 at Lindberg Landing

Canoeing Equipment

  • 17’ 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 the Virginia Falls – Day 1
  • shuttle of group and gear from Lindberg Landing back to Fort Simpson – Day 21
  • 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