River Adventures - Northwest Territories
Banks Island presents some of the richest wildlife habitat in the western Canadian Arctic. One of the only sites in the Arctic archipelago left largely unscarred by the last glaciation, the island has evolved as an oasis and refuge for both flora and fauna. To the avid naturalist, Banks Island has much to offer including the world's largest population of Muskoxen; an astounding 70,000 animals. Much of Banks Island’s natural splendour is showcased in Aulavik National Park which largely occupies the islands' northern tundra. The Thomsen River valley, a major wildlife corridor is mantled in a profusion of wildflowers, lush sedges and grasslands. Click here for more information.
the Island of the Taiga
Explore Canada's third-largest freshwater
lake. Abundant migratory birdlife and
spectacular scenery. World renowned fishing for
lake trout, arctic grayling, northern pike
(pickerel) and whitefish. Ample time for hiking,
exploring and wildlife viewing.
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Flowing to the Arctic Ocean, this river is famous for its nesting raptors: gyrfalcons, peregrine falcons, rough-legged hawks and golden and bald eagles. Experience the wildlife and the unequalled beauty of the "Land of the Midnight Sun". We will cross the Arctic Circle and paddle to Franklin's "Polar Sea". Names like Bloody Falls and Rocky Defile foreshadow the adventure that awaits and contrast the abundance of "showy" Arctic flowers. Spectacular Fishing! Click here for more information.
Mainland Canada's most northerly river features birds of prey, musk ox and caribou. This large but gentle river flows through the tundra as it winds northward to the Arctic coast. In addition to watching for caribou, muskox, wolves and grizzly, we will also see golden eagles, peregrine and gyrfalcons. You will hike the dramatic Smoking Hills, exploring the vents which issue billowing plums of natural sulphurous smoke, and scan the Arctic coast for seals and beluga whales amidst the ice flows. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
A Nahanni River Experience is truly the trip of a lifetime. The following is a tentative agenda and has been designed with much thought to capitalize on the most scenic and exciting parts of the river while making time on other sections. Your guides will adjust the schedule to make the best use of river and weather conditions. We adhere to the new departure regulation system of the Park, which works to ensure that all river travelers have the same wilderness experience. Click here for more information.
The Wildlife River - Guaranteed wildlife and Arctic adventure! See caribou, muskox, grizzly and wolves as well as rough-legged hawks, golden eagles and gyrfalcons. Hike through rolling tundra, cross the Arctic Circle and experience an isolated wilderness gem. Be among the few to visit this incredible tundra river. The raft trips are timed to coincide with the historic Bathurst Caribou migration. Click here for more information.
Photo Credit: Terry Parker