If whitewater is what you are after, the Łáhtanįlį Deé (Little Nahanni River) will be sure to please. Starting at ‘Flat Lakes’, the Little Nahanni offers 85km of the most technical paddling of all the Tehjeh Deé (South Nahanni) tributaries. This is an excellent trip for confident, experienced whitewater paddlers.

Although smaller than the upper stretch of the Tehjeh Deé (South Nahanni), it has similar volume and is generally narrower, with steeper drops. There are three canyon sections requiring scouting and likely lining or portaging.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All dates listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. July 11 - Wed. July 23, 2025 $10,795 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now

What's Included


  • 6:1 Ratio


  • 11 nights camping
  • 1 night in Ft. Simpson


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 12 lunch

Canoeing Equipment

  • ABS expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling suits & 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 from Fort Simpson to Flat Lakes – Day 1
  • charter float plane from Rabbitkettle Lake to Fort Simpson – Day 12
  • ground transfers between Ft Simpson Airport and Black Feather Base / float plane
    docks on Day 1
  • ground transfers on Day 12 and 13 in Ft. Simpson