We are in the process of putting the finishing touches on an epic 2023 season in the Northwest Territories. Our final trip ended on August 30th, and we are busy closing up our bases in Norman Wells and Fort Simpson. We did have a complicated time this season, unlike anything we have ever had in our 30 years operating in the Northwest Territories. Over the past years, we might have had a handful of trips that were impacted by any delays from such things as weather, river levels, airport closures or smoke. This year, we had as many in one season. Unprecedented and in no way predictive of future seasons. Due to this unusual end to our season, we are moving the date for booking river trips in 2024 at our 2023 pricing from August 30 to October 31.

Please be in touch with us at 519-941-6654 or info@canoenorthadventures.com if you wish to discuss possibilities for an adventure in 2024!

Our approach to river trips over 30 years is based on four pillars: the adventure itself; the environment; the culture of the north; and the connection between paddlers. We continue to strive to deliver these values. No matter what, we sell wonder. The satisfaction of a trip with seamless logistics and safety; the attention to protecting the campsites on our rivers; our respect and friendships with northern and indigenous people; and, our mission to have our guides and paddlers to care deeply for one another. No matter what the level of difficulty of a river, we all wish to be better paddlers by the time we finish. We continue to want … to paddle a river that fits our dream of paddling in the north … to protect that small patch of tiny twinflowers on the edge of camp … to strive to build more relationships and understanding of what communities need in the north … to take river trips that build significant connections between our paddlers.

Join us and awaken the wonder.

News from the Northwest Territories 

You may have heard that this summer was challenging in the NWT, but we managed to complete every trip and get everyone home safely. Our rivers and bases were never near any of the fires that were threatening communities or regions, but our hearts go out to those who lost businesses and properties. The end of our season was interesting as Yellowknife, the hub of air travel in the NWT, was closed on August 18. The creative work done by the Emergency Measures Operations Team; Northwest Territories Tourism; the Government of the NWT; North-Wright Airways; and other tourism operators meant that none of our departures were delayed more than a day. Thank you to other air carriers who were very flexible in changing our paddlers’ connecting flights home.