Named by UNESCO the very first World Heritage Site, the Nahanni is definitely one of the world’s best canoeing rivers. It is the experience of a lifetime to explore the remote, pristine, alpine river valley of Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River). You will discover a mountainous wonderland with breathtaking canyons, a magnificent waterfall, diverse wildlife, and exciting paddling on the fast-flowing river. The two-week Nahanni “Classic for Women” follows the river from Gahnîhthah Mįe (Rabbitkettle Lake) to Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls), through the 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 and wildlife viewing.

With experienced female guides and a group of like-minded paddling companions, this trip is bound to provide a wonderful wilderness experience.

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Click here to access a detailed trip package with an itinerary and a full list of inclusions and exclusions. This trip will be run in 2024 – see dates below!


Dates, Rates & Availability

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Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. July 26 - Fri. Aug 9, 2024 $8,650 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now
Fri. July 26 - Fri. Aug 9, 2024 $8,950 CAD From Nov 1

What's included


Female Guides

  • 6:1 ratio


  • 12 nights camping
  • 2 nights in Fort Simpson (Day 1 & 14)


  • all meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 14 lunch
  • dinner Day 1 & 14 and breakfast Day 2 & 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 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