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Flightseeing tour into Nahanni National Park and Virginia Falls


Visit world-renowned Nahanni National Park and Viriginia Falls on this 2 day sightseeing air tour from Yellowknife. Nahanni National Park and spectacular Virginia Falls are one of the “must see” destinations in Canada’s Northwest Territories. This two day trip starts in Yellowknife and includes an overnight in Fort Simpson, gateway to the park, and a guided air and ground tour of the park and Virginia Falls, which are twice as high as Niagara.

You will be flying on a floatplane, taking off from the shore of the Mackenzie River in Fort Simpson at the Simpson Air float plane base. Either a Cessna 206 or a DeHavilland Beaver will take you through First, Second and Third Canyons along the South Nahanni River. En route your pilot will share the legends associated with Deadmen Valley, Headless Range, Funeral Range, Death Lake and Crash Lake. Keep an eye out for Dall’s sheep and mountain caribou racing over the slopes below.

You will land on the South Nahanni River at the top of Virginia Falls. Whitewater plunging 92 metres into the Painted Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight and sound. A great tower of rock sits squarely in the middle defying the force of nature. The Dene people believe the rock to be the spirit of Naha, a notorious tribe of mountain warriors.

Follow along the top of the falls and the Sluice Box to picturesque photo locations, or you can follow the portage trail to the bottom of the falls to experience the power of this spectacular natural wonder.  On the return trip you’ll fly over the Nahanni Plateau and Ram River Canyons. A short stop at Little Doctor Lake and the Nahanni Mountain Lodge will allow you to relax on the sand beach or swim in the quiet lake, take photographs of the scenery, the birds or wildlife nearby before returning to Fort Simpson.

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$1950.00 CAD
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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Helicopter & Airplane Tours
SEASON

June to September

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
10
GUIDE INFORMATION

The tour package includes a 6 hour guided sightseeing air tour over the park with a landing stop at Virginia Falls and Little Doctor Lake.

RESTRICTIONS

Minimum group size of 2 people.

There are no flights between Yellowknife at Ft. Simpson on Saturdays so tour dates can not fall over a Saturday.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Park entrance fee of $25 per person is extra.

Shuttle fee between the Ft. Simpson airport and the accommodations is an addtional cost of $50 per person, round trip.

TRANSPORTATION

Tours begin and end in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Tour departures are available daily throughout the summer except on Saturdays.

WEATHER

Weather in the park can change quickly. Summer temperatures average 15 to 25 C. 

REGION
Northwest Territories
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Return flight between Yellowknife and Ft Simpson and 6 hour flightseeing tour over the park are included.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Bring a variety of clothing to suit both warm and cooler days in the park, rain gear, hat, gloves, hiking boots.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The tour package includes one night at a bed & breakfast in the town of Ft. Simpson, NWT.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

Meals are not included but are available at the local restaurant.

2 day tour, available June - September
$1950.00 / per person - CAD
Based on double occupancy.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 45 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
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2 day tour, available June - September

Day 1

Depart Yellowknife at 11 am for your flight to Ft. Simpson. Shuttle from the airport will take you to your Bed & Breakfast accommodations in Ft. Simpson where you will check in and prepare for your scenic aerial tour of the area.

For your B&B you will walk the short distance to the floatplane, departing on your tour at approximately 1:15 pm. 

This will be a 5.5 hour tour with a landing at Virginia Falls and Little Doctor Lake with opportunities for some walking and hiking.

Return to Ft. Simpson in the early evening. Dinner can be purchased in town. Overnight at the Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2

After breakfast you will have some free time to explore Ft. Simpson before departing back to the airport for you 11:30 am flight back to Yellowknife, arriving at 1 pm.