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Nahanni and Mackenzie River Experience in the Northwest Territories

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Sightseeing by Van, Boat and Air with Local Indigenous Guides


These unique tours will fill your days with adventure, incredible landscapes, and genuine Indigenous cultural immersion. Local guides will teach you about the traditions and history of the Indigenous people of Canada’s Northwest Territories.


  • Mackenzie River
  • Nahanni River
  • Nahanni National Park
  • Local & Experienced Indigenous Guides
  • Genuine Indigenous Culture
  • Dene and Inuit First Nations
  • Wildlife and Bird Viewing
  • Yellowknife
  • Fort Simpson

These amazing trips in the Northwest Territories of Canada are offered in 5, 7, or 12-day durations. The 5 and 7-day tours focus on the Nahanni and Mackenzie Rivers, while the epic 12-day tour includes a few days up north in Canada’s arctic to learn about the local Inuit culture and history on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. These are small group tours, offering an all-inclusive and personal experience.

Availability Mid June – mid August
Duration 5, 7 or 12 days
Departs From Yellowknife, NT
Difficulty Easy/Moderate
Group maximum 8 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes


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  • Expert Guides
  • Small Group Experience
  • Fast & secure payment
  • International number: +1 778 348 1676

No available dates in 2024:
5-Day Expedition
7-Day Expedition: $9995 CAD per person
12-Day Expedition: $14995 CAD per person

All prices are per person (4 person min), in CAD.
Prices are based on double occupancy.

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What's Included

Find out what is included and what to bring.


  • Return ground transportation from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson
  • Scenic road trip on the Mackenzie Highway
  • Accommodations in Yellowknife, pre and post trip
  • Accommodations at B&B’s in remote communities
  • Boat tour on the Mackenzie River
  • Floatplane tour into Nahanni National Park
  • All meals & snacks while on the trip
  • Boat tour on the Arctic Ocean for the 12 day tour
  • Return flight from Inuvik to Yellowknife for the 12 day tour

What to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Wet shoes or rubber boots
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Hat & gloves
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Full packing list provided at booking

Not Included

  • Fishing licenses (available for purchase online)
  • Transportation from your home city to Yellowknife NT
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory)

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Find out more details about the tour and its highlights


You will enjoy a boat tour on the Mackenzie River, a flight-seeing trip by floatplane into Nahanni National Park, which includes some time on the Nahanni River near Virginia Falls, plus an epic road trip from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson. The Nahanni is a premiere Canadian adventure destination and should be on your bucket list. If you choose the longer tour, you will also spend time in the arctic, plus an interpretive boat tour on the Arctic Ocean. Accommodations are at hotels or B&Bs in the local communities. Complete itineraries for these tours are available upon request.

Your lead guide on this Northern Canadian journey is famous for his knowledge of the area, and he speaks all Indigenous languages of this region of Canada. Joe, ‘The Aurora Hunter’, was born and raised in the NWT and had a strong track record of leading visitors and tour groups into the wilderness of Canada’s north. Joe’s Dene background and his connection to the local communities and the land on this spectacular northern trip cannot be overstated. He continues the tradition of storytelling, keeping the spoken history and many Indigenous languages of his people alive. Joe’s family has lived here for generations, and his ancestors have lived here for thousands of years.

The Dene people of Canada are waiting here to welcome you into their homes and homeland.

This is an authentic experience, and their Indigenous culture is shared by the elders and youth, with the utmost respect for the timeless tradition and history. You are in good hands.

Payment Details


All bookings require a deposit of 15% per person in order to confirm your dates.  The balance is due at least 60 days before your trip departure date, when the deposit becomes non-refundable. Between 59 and 31 days prior to departure, there is a 75% refund of all funds.  30 days or less prior to the Package departure date, there is a 50% refund of all funds.