About Nahanni River Trips

About Nahanni River Trips

The South Nahanni River is Canada’s premier wilderness river. It runs through Canada’s deepest river canyons, over Canada’s greatest waterfall, past a vast mountainous wilderness, unusual landforms and surprising wildlife - and it flows through the legends of headless prospectors and lost adventurers. The Nahanni was established in 1974 as a National Park Reserve. It has been recognized as a Canadian Heritage River and designated as one of the first World Heritage Sites of global significance by UNESCO. It flows over 500 km from its headwaters high in the Mackenzie Mountains, dropping over 4,000 vertical feet in swifts, rapids and waterfalls. It is home to caribou, bison, grizzly and black bear, Dall’s sheep and moose. Paddling the Nahanni is the adventure of a lifetime.

For over 40 years, Black Feather has run guided, outfitted canoe trips on the legendary Nahanni River. Black Feather provides highly experienced and trained guides who bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to each trip. Top quality expedition gear is field-tested for our rigorous demands. The food is delicious and nutritious.

There are various trip options that match different skill levels and interests. Trips range from 10 days to 3 weeks. Our most popular is the 2 week Nahanni Classic. Black Feather also offers trips that accommodate families and their children. Our Women’s Nahanni is designed for women, and guided by great women guides. Black Feather is also the premiere outfitter in Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve, home of the three great whitewater tributaries of the Nahanni: the Rock Gardens, the Broken Skull and the Little Nahanni.We also can work together to prepare a customized trip to suit your group of friends or family.  

A Nahanni trip provides you with the opportunity to trade daily traffic rush hour for the natural flow of the Nahanni River; concrete sky-scrapers for the towering mountains of the Cirque of the Unclimbables; running errands for running whitewater; and the urban jungle for the majestic mountains and mysterious forests of Nahanni National Park. Come experience your wildest dreams.

Reserve your trip now and take advantage of savings and discounts for bookings made in advance. Join us for your adventure of a lifetime!