The famous Nahanni River in Canada's Northwest Territories is on every paddler's to-do list and is an iconic world-renowned river. These rafting expeditions are the perfect choice for people with limited paddling experience but who still want to enjoy this iconic river.
A Nahanni River rafting experience is truly the "trip of a lifetime." For those with limited vacation time, the one week adventure allows you to experience the best of the Nahanni's "Grand Canyons," Virginia Falls and many of the iconic features for which the Nahanni River is known for. You follow a 7-day route, travelling over 240 kilometres (150 miles) from Virginia Falls to Nahanni Butte. Over this course, the Nahanni River drops 396 metres (1300 feet), or almost 9 feet per mile.
The Nahanni River 12-day rafting trip covers the same distance as the seven day trip but allows more time for additional hiking and exploring, as well as savoring the beauty of the Nahanni Valley area. This extended trip allows you to enjoy two nights at Virginia Falls to hike and photograph this wonder of nature. As well you have more time to experience some fantastic canyon hiking to the top of The Gate and at least one additional lay-over camp and a more relaxed pace than the one week trip allowing more time to savour the experience.
Nahanni National Park is one of the most spectacular parks in the Northwest Territories. The South Nahanni River, one of North America's finest wild streams, rushes 322 kilometres through the park. At Virginia Falls, you will witness the continents most spectacular undeveloped waterfall, twice the height of Niagara Falls. There are strikingly different landscapes throughout the park, from canyons, to mountains to hotsprings. The area is considered so unique that it was declared the first World Heritage Site by the United Nations.