What is included

Your Black Feather trip is essentially all inclusive from the Fort Simpson Airport. We pick you up at the airport on Day 1 of the trip and return you there in time for the flight south on the last day.

The Expedition Package Includes:

Guides:

Licensed, professional guides at 5:1 ratio.

Meals:

  • Exceptional wilderness menu during the expedition. (We wrote the book on Camp Cooking).
  • Dinner and Breakfast: Offered at Lindbergs on the last night of your trip.

Canoeing Equipment:

  • 17’ Black Feather Prospector ABS expedition whitewater canoes with knee pads;
  • Custom Black Feather nylon canoe spray covers;
  • Paddles;
  • Personal Floatation Devices (PFD’s);
  • Throw bags, bailers, rescue lines etc...

Camping Equipment:

  • Custom expedition tents; roomy, free standing 2 person dome tents with a vestibule;
  • Large waterproof kitchen tarp;
  • Expedition’ kitchen’ with environmental firebox, dishes, utensils, etc;
  • Canoe packs and barrel packs for food and group equipment;
  • First aid and repair kits, and safety equipment;
  • Satellite telephone.

Accommodation:

Overnight at Lindbergs at Blackstone Landing on the last night of the trip.

Transportation:

  • Charter float plane flight from Fort Simpson or Norman Wells to the Nahanni River;
  • Motorboat transfer from Nahanni Butte to Blackstone Landing on Liard River;
  • Transfer from Airport to Black Feather Compound / Float Plane docks;
  • Transfer from Blackstone Landing to Fort Simpson Airport by Nahanni Shuttle van on the last day of the trip;
  • Storage and transfer of personal travel clothes etc. from Simpson to Blackstone in time for your trip home;
  • Baggage and freight charges for group equipment, food etc.

National Park Fees: ($200 CAD charged separately, includes taxes)

  • National Park Fee;
  • Nahanni River Trust Fund Surcharge.

Not Included in the Expedition Package:

  • Personal clothing and gear (A list will be provided).
  • Air travel from your home to the rendezvous in Fort Simpson or Norman Wells, NWT.
  • All hotel accommodation and restaurant meals including any required by the delay of our chartered aircraft flight into the river.
  • Souvenirs or items of a personal nature.
  • Airport pick up, transfers in Fort Simpson, hotel or camping costs and meals should you arrive prior to your trip or depart after the last day of the trip.
  • All costs associated with an emergency evacuation from the trip. See Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance, but available through our office.
  • Any additional expenses resulting from the delayed departure of scheduled and charter aircraft, road and water shuttles, and any cost incurred as a result of delays to the expedition by factors beyond our control: i.e. high winds, waves, ice, forest fire, high water etc.
  • Gratuities for guides (optional).

Available at Extra Cost:

  • Discount flight from Edmonton to Fort Simpson or Norman Wells.
  • Paddling suit or wet suit, solo tent and waterproof ‘barrel pack’ for personal gear and clothes may be rented for the duration of the expedition. (Please reserve in advance.)
  • Fishing License (Available from National Park office in Fort Simpson.)