Taking Care of You
Canoe North Adventures uses the best quality trip gear necessary for expeditions into the remote regions on the far north. We use Mountain Hardware Trango 3 tents, either Old Town ABS or Nova Craft Royalex canoes, Katydyn Expedition water filters, Grey Owl paddles, Extra Sport PFDs, custom made spray decks, and Chlorophyll or Outfitter Wing Tarps. Each expedition carries an extensive medical kit, a GPS, Iridium Satellite Phone, camp chairs for each person.
Canoe North Adventures menus make sure that everyone is not only well-fed but also pleased with a gourmet experience. Our approach to eating includes five main concepts. Our menu includes fresh fruit and vegetables that are spread through the entire menu. During the first six days, we serve fresh meat that has been frozen in coolers before the trip. We also have one cooler to keep any other perishables fresh. Our gorp is exceptional with our own home-made jerky and a well-stocked baby barrel full of nuts and yes, some candy! Our clients bring exceptional surprise appetizers and desserts that add significant variety, enjoyment and sometimes hilarity to our daily meal times. These five menu approaches to eating well in the wilderness ensure that everyone goes home delighted with how well you can eat in the wilderness and well fed!
At Canoe North Adventures we are committed to the safest adventure tourism experiences possible. We are incredibly proud of our safety record over 17 years of commercial northern expeditions. We have never had a serious injury or health risk during a Canoe North Expedition. We have never had to evacuate Canoe North employees or clients from an expedition. Since 2001, we have only experienced two capsized canoes, an impressive safey record.
Managing risk starts with detailed logistical planning and this is the hallmark of every Canoe North Adventure. We take pride in preparing our clients for the task at hand and making sure that they have the proper training and necessary skills required for their expedition. Our staff meet or exceed first aid requirements as set out by our Tourism Operator License requirements. We use only the best camping and paddling gear available. Special attention is required when travelling in grizzly and black bear country and we are respectful of this risk by teaching bear awareness and always travelling in groups of four or more persons while hiking. Our fleet management strategy on the river is simply the best in the business and comes from years of paddling experience and refined teaching techniques. Canoe North Adventures exceeds the minimum liability insurance coverage as required by the our Tourism Operator License criteria. At Canoe North Adventures, we continually review and modify our safety standards and “best practices” to ensure that our clients safety is never compromised.
- Tischu River
Our exploratory trip on the Tischu River, a tributary of the Keele River
News & Events
- The Canadian Tourism Commission
The Canadian Tourism Commission is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization with a mandate to market Canadian tourism products outside our borders. They rely on Canada’s small to medium-size tourism enterprises to deliver on their brand promise to support personal and authentic tourism experiences throughout Canada. The CTC resources provide support to help transform tourism products [...]
- Chronicle of a River Journey
Link to our 2013 Trips
- Newsletter June 2012
Canoe North Adventures The Farmhouse Pottery Legacy Wild Newsletter Greetings June 2012 Canadian Tourism Commission From the Potting Shed Book Early for 2013 Self Guided Expeditions September Info Session In The News Keele Film Shoot CNA Alumni Reunion CNA Alumni Art Shows Check out our June 2012 Newsletter Hello from the Hockley [...]
- Fall Newsletter November 2011
We have just posted our 2012 Expedition Program and you will see that we have offered two new winter trips including an ice-road adventure to Norman Wells! We are very excited to be offering a Coppermine River Adventure – this was my first ever arctic canoe trip when I was just 18 years old! Other [...]
- Celebrate Sahtu
On July 23rd, The Town of Norman Wells, North-Wright Airways and Canoe North Adventures will host a celebration that will showcase the wilderness of the Sahtu Region and recognize the collaboration of effort to brand the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories as a tourism destination with national and international recognition. This event will highlight the [...]
- Great Bear River Exploration
This past summer, Lin Ward, Susan Casson, Matt Casson and Karl Schiefer checked out the Great Bear River. North-Wright Airways flew them into the First Nation community of Deline on Great Bear Lake. Once canoes were loaded they only paddled a short distance out to a camp right on Great Bear Lake. Karl and Matt [...]
- The 2010 Operator of the Year Award for the Northwest Territories
The award was presented to Al and Lin by the Minister of Tourism at the Northwest Territories Tourism Gala Dinner held in Inuvik on Thursday, November 25th…
- Our Outfitting Centre
It has been a long-standing dream of Canoe North Adventures …
- The Redstone River Exploratory Expedition
The Redstone River is unique in that…
- Canol Heritage Trail Exploratory Hike, 2009
At Canoe North, we are always intrigued with the prospect of a grand adventure…