Tehjeh Deé (the South 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 breath-taking canyons, a magnificent waterfall, diverse wildlife, and exciting paddling on the fast-flowing river. The trip is highlighted by fun Class I and II whitewater, interesting day hikes up tributary canyons, wildlife viewing and exploring Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls).

This expedition will become one of your greatest shared family experiences – and the stories will be recounted for years to come.

Named by UNESCO the very first World Heritage Site, the Nahanni is definitely one of the world’s best canoeing rivers. The Nahanni “Classic for Families” trip is suitable for paddlers with some previous canoeing-camping and whitewater experience. We recommend that children be a minimum of 10 years of age for this adventure.

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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 7 - Fri. July 21, 2023 $8,595 CAD per adult* Book Now
Fri. July 7 - Fri. July 21, 2023 $6,876 CAD per child aged 10-14* Book Now
Fri. July 5 - Fri. July 19, 2024 $8,650 CAD per adult until Oct 31* Book Now
Fri. July 5 - Fri. July 19, 2024 $6,920 CAD per child aged 10-14 until Oct 31* Book Now
Fri. July 5 - Fri. July 19, 2024 $8,950 CAD per adult* From Nov 1
Fri. July 5 - Fri. July 19, 2024 $7,160 CAD per child aged 10-14* From Nov 1

What's Included


  • 6:1 Ratio


  • 12 nights camping
  • 2 nights in Ft Simpson


  • all meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 14 lunch
  • dinner Day 14 and breakfast Day 15 in Fort Simpson

Canoeing Equipment

  • ABS expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling 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 flight from Fort Simpson to Rabbitkettle Lake-Day 2
  • shuttle of group and gear from Lindberg Landing back to Fort Simpson-Day 15
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food etc to Fort Simpson
  • ground transfers between Fort Simpson Airport and Black Feather Base / float plane docks at the beginning and end of the trip