Nahanni Family Trip
Canada’s Nahanni River is a World Heritage
Site, and one of Canada’s northern National
parks. It is a world-class canoeing river. Spectacular
canyons, Virginia Falls (twice the height of
Niagara Falls), and fun whitewater make this
the perfect family wilderness adventure.
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for route details.
Family Nahanni canoe trip starts at the northern
boundary of Nahanni National Park, where we land
our float plane on pristine Rabbitkettle Lake.
We will have opportunity here to review paddling
skills and techniques before heading downstream.
We will be able to do some day and part-day hikes
en route. The pace will be geared to a family-oriented
trip: there will be extra time for fishing, exploring
and enjoying this fabulous wilderness with your
The canoeing is introductary
whitewater - current and swifts, interspersed
with some bigger waves in the canyons. We will
portage around Virginia Falls and have fun through
the 4 canyons of the Nahanni, as well as Figure
8 Rapids. We’ll take time to soak in Kraus’ hotsprings.
The trip timing, in August, will ensure that
there are few (or no) bugs and warmer water.
This trip is appropriate for children aged 9
to 16, with a minimum of one parent or gaurdian. Some canoeing
and whitewater experience is necessary.
Click the button below to launch a slideshow of photos from previous Nahanni river and national park trips.
- 14 days
Fort Simpson, NWT
|13 - 06
||Sat. July 27 - Fri. Aug 9
Simpson, Northwest Territories
Park Fee and Park Levies