The 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 breathtaking canyons, a magnificent waterfall, diverse wildlife, and exciting paddling on the fast-flowing river.

This 10-day Nahanni “Getaway” trip designed to pack the most possible into a shorter-duration trip. The route follows the river from Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls) through four spectacular canyons to the Mackenzie Lowlands and the confluence with the Liard 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).

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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
Sun. July 14 - Tues. July 23, 2024 $8,295 CAD Book Now
Sun. July 28 - Tues. Aug 6, 2024 $8,295 CAD Book Now
Mon. Aug 19 - Wed. Aug 28, 2024 $8,295 CAD Trip Full
Tues. July 1 - Thurs. July 10, 2025 $8,795 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now
Sun. July 13 - Tues. Jul 22, 2025 $8,795 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now
Sun. July 27 - Tues. Aug 5, 2025 $8,795 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now

What's Included


  • 6:1 Ratio


  • 8 nights camping
  • 1 night in Fort Simpson


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 9 lunch
  • dinner Day 9 and breakfast Day 10 in Fort Simpson

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 flight from Fort Simpson to the Virginia Falls – Day 1
  • shuttle of group and gear back to Fort Simpson – Day 9
  • 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