Canoe North Adventures – Let the adventure begin!
In our very first webinar, a general overview, Al Pace shares our story of exploring Canada’s Arctic by canoe and he introduces some of our favourite rivers like the Keele, Horton, Nahanni and Yukon. He shares amazing photos and video clips of the Mackenzie Mountains and the arctic tundra north of the arctic circle. Al is an owner of CNA, and a company guide with over 30 years of experience paddling northern rivers. We hope to answer many of the common questions we know you will be pondering!
Class II swifts and easy rapids, tundra wilderness, caribou, muskoxen & grizzly bears! World-class fly-fishing for arctic char, arctic grayling and lake trout. A birders paradise – eagles, falcons, sandhill cranes and tundra swans. Join Owner and Lead Guide Al Pace on this amazing adventure!
Smooth fast current with no rapids – perfect for novice and vintage paddlers. Step back in time and explore the Klondike Gold Rush and vibrant First Nations history. The trip ends in Dawson City, our favourite frontier town! This historic adventure is narrated by owner and Lead Guide Lin Ward.
Class II & III rapids with no rocks in play – perfect for intermediate paddlers who want to ramp up their canoeing skills and experience a stunning alpine landscape winding through the rugged Mackenzie Mountains. Panoramic campsite views, accessible hiking, world-class fly-fishing for bull trout. This trip ends at the confluence with the historic Mackenzie River and then a short flight back to our Timber-frame Lodge and final dinner celebrations.
The Broken Skull originates from Divide Lake from a tiny trickle and matures into a technical Class II – III river before joining the South Nahanni with the first leg of this trip ending at Rabbit Kettle Lake. On the South Nahanni, there is easy paddling to Virginia Falls and a challenging hike up Sunblood Mountain. After the 1.5 km portage, the canyons await with roller coaster waves and lots of splash! Camp below the towering Pulpit Rock, explore side creeks and alpine bluffs and enjoy a well-earned soak in Kraus’s Hot Spring. Consider combining these two adventures into an epic 23-day tandem-canoe expedition.
Class II & III rapids in the comfort and safety of 18’ Expedition Rafts. Enjoy extra comfort and confidence that rafting offers on the legendary Nahanni River. Highlights include a full day if exploring Virginia Falls, whitewater rafting through Nahanni’s 4 canyons, camping below Pulpit Rock and a therapeutic soak in Kraus’s Hot Spring!