The Keele (Begaadee) is one of the most spectacular, yet unknown, rivers in the Northwest Territories. We are excited to offer an accessible option to experience the magic of this area by raft!  Our rafting route flows 300 km through beautiful mountain ranges to the Mackenzie River, just north of the fabled Nahanni River.

This is a fun stretch of river to raft, with many swifts and small rapids, as well as some fun wave trains. The river is wide and meanders through beautiful mountain valleys with breathtaking vistas. Hiking is easily accessible in the upper reaches of the river and will be an option for the group. In addition, one highlight of the trip will be the interpretation provided by our local Indigenous guides. As this is our first cultural rafting tour in this region, we have invited additional Indigenous guides to join us for training, so there will be ample opportunity to benefit from their presence. Only 6 spaces will be available for this departure!

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Dates, Rates & Availability

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Dates Trip Fee Availability
Mon. July 10 - Sun. July 23, 2023 $8,595 CAD Book Now

What's included



  • 5:1 ratio


  • 11 nights camping
  • 1 night in Tulita (double occupancy)


  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 13 breakfast

Rafting Equipment

  • Expedition outfitted rafts
  • paddles, PFDs, paddling suits (your sizing details are required), helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent (single tents available at an extra cost)
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment
  • 65 L drybag for your personal items (additional bags can be rented if required, or you can provide your own)

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)


  • charter float plane flight from Norman Wells to the Keele – Day 1
  • shuttle of group and gear from the mouth of the Keele River to Tulita on Day 12, then to Norman Wells on Day 13
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Norman Wells
  • ground transfer between Norman Wells Airport and Black Feather Base / float plane on Day 1, and to the airport on day 13