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Something that was not possible to capture in pictures, which made all the difference in my experience was the extraordinary talent and human element of your two guides, Jason and Rick, as coaches and teachers, instilling confidence and learning in whitewater paddling techniques and strategies in the large standing waves, etc. After years of only flat water canoeing experience, and a somewhat disastrous weekend crash course in whitewater paddling, I was more than a bit apprehensive about the rapids on the Nahanni. Seeing Jason and Ricks' level of skill and coaching style, I made sure we stuck close to them for pointers and critique before hitting the serious whitewater sections below the Falls. Apprehension turned into exhilaration when we made it through the large standing waves in 4th Canyon. I felt more alive than I had in years, and that is a fact. And, I've done a few exciting things in my life.

-Ruff Lowman  Ottawa ON

Made to be a teacher and leader, Justine was fun but always cautious and thoughtful of others and how they may feel. She seemed well adept to handle any situation thrown at her. She wa s great company, a great teacher and a lovely person.

-Beth Cowan  Toronto, ON

Fantastic trip. Thank you so much - the guides were without exception a credit to the "youth" of the Nation- we are in good hands. Our fellow trippers proved to be fascinating companions also without exception.

- Allan and Liz Breakey   Bragg Creek, AB

I have done my share of back country camping all over Russia, Canada and other countries. Nahanni camping was the mot comfortable one thanks to Nahanni Wilderness Adventures and our guides.

-Nina Krakovna    Toronto, ON 


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Dear Dave: Being back home for 3 days already, busy preparing my gear for my next trips in China and Japan, I would like, once again to express my thanks and gratitude to you and your guides. I know I am repeating myself, but I can't emphasize enough how overwhelming the experience on the Nahanni thanks to you, Justine, Jake, Mary and Brad. With all my experience in travelling all over the world, I have never come across people like yourself and your team. Not just the organization was superb, the attitude, joy and readiness to help, physically and mentally, the group of old people was and will remain as a very strong impression from a very special Nahanni tour.

I hope you will come and visit us in Israel. I would love to take you around our country which is smaller than the Nahanni reserve.

- Seffi Ben Joseph  Tel Aviv, Israel

Hello David and Wendy: Wow!! What a trip. As I may have mentionned doing the Nahanni has been on my bucket list for several years. I was not disappointed in any way. It is truly an awesome experience.

-Ron Prokosh Calgary, AB

Rabbit Kettle Lake Canoe Trips:


The Food:

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Unbelievable-How do they bake around the fire! No shortage of food-great variety.

- Brenda Brennan  Ottawa, Ontario 

 The Tatshenshini:


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The Tatshenshini was the trip of a lifetime. Marvellous scenery all around us everyday. Ever changing character of the River.

5 star food produced on a fully equipped kitchen by people who cared.

Totally dedicated Guides who went out of their way at every turn to make this trip so remarkable, working very long hours everyday.

More bears and Eagles than Carter has liver pills.

Glaciers all around us. Icebergs on the lake.

Pierre Rondeau  Montreal, Quebec

Self-Guided Groups:



The equipment all worked just as planned. We had no breakage or equipment failures whatsoever.

After the portage, the trip was fantastic. Great scenery, easily manageable rapids, and thankfully almost perfect weather until the last day.

Thank you for throwing in various cam-lock straps. They were indispensable for lashing everything in and down.

I was skeptical of the fire box at first, but it worked great, as did the Dutch oven. Thanks for the instruction!

Clint Mc Kinney

Dear David

Our Nahanni adventure is finished and we returned healthy to our homes. The equipment was fine and we did not have major damages. I had hoped, to know you at Lindberg's landing, but you were out of house at that time. Therefore, I wish to thank you for perfect organization and equipment. I hope, everything was okay when you received the equipment at Simpson air.

Once again, thank you for your and Wendy's support. We enjoyed our trip and the Canadian wilderness very much and time seemed to be too short.

Best regards

Andreas Ettemeyer, Switzerland