*NEW* Nahanni Cultural Rafting Tour

*NEW* Nahanni Cultural Rafting Tour

The 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 Virginia Falls through the spectacular canyon section of 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 Nailicho (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 skills are not required. It will be run in conjunction with Boreal River.

Looking for a different expedition style? Check our our other Nahanni Trips on offer!

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level: 1
Dates Trip Fee
August 15, 2021 to August 24, 2021 Trip Full
July 03, 2022 to July 12, 2022 $8,095.00 CAD *until Oct 31st*
August 14, 2022 to August 23, 2022 $8,095.00 CAD *until Oct 31st*
What is Included: 
  •  Guides - One Raft Guide per Raft, plus at least one Dene Interpreter
  •  Accommodation
    •  8 nights camping
    •  1 night in Fort Simpson - Day 9
  •  Meals  
    •  excellent trail 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
  •  Rafting & Paddling Equipment
    •  expedition outfitted rafts
    •  paddles, pfd’s, wetsuits (drysuits available at additional cost)
    •  Inflatable kayaks & SUP boards
  •  Camping Equipment
    •  tents - free standing expedition dome tents
    •  ‘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)
  • 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

Trip Location

Trip Rendezvous Point: Fort Simpson, NWT