Plan Your Trip - Getting There
Nahanni Wilderness Adventures' home office is located in Canmore, Alberta. Our Nahanni Base Camp is located at the 'Nahanni River Outfitting Centre', kilometre 159 on the Liard Trail between Fort Nelson and Fort Simpson. We are just a few kilometres east of Lindberg Landing and Blackstone Territorial Park. Lindberg Landing is a 'paddle in' or 'drive in' homestead and Bed and Breakfast owned and operated by Edwin and Sue LIndberg. The Lindberg family history in this area dates back to the 1920's. This was long before the road was built. Until 1985 the Liard River was the means of travelling through the area. It is still the means of accessing the 'Outside' for the community of Nahanni Butte and our groups descending the Nahanni River. Lindberg Landing is located 3 kilometers east of Blackstone Territorial Park, see number 26 on the Deh Cho Travel Connection's Interactive Map. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP
Nahanni Wilderness Adventures has a satellite base in Fort Simpson. We use this for staging our trips and flights to Virginia Falls and Rabbitkettle Lake.
Trip Staging Area
The staging area for your Nahanni River trip will depend on which trip you are joining.
Our First Class canoe and raft trips start at Virginia Falls and Rabbitkettle Lake. Charter flights to these points depart from Fort Simpson. Participants can drive or fly into Fort Simpson. Ask about our discount air tickets from Edmonton to Fort Simpson with First Air. Our road and shuttle service will return you from Lindberg Landing to Fort Simpson at the end of your trip.
Our Nahanni Watershed Rendezvous trips meet at the Fort Nelson Airport on day 1 of the trip itinerary. Our shuttle service will transport the trip members west along the Alaska Highway to Watson Lake and then north to a staging area near the mining town of Tungsten. Our Nahanni Watershed Rendezvous trips will spend their last night at Blackstone Territorial Park. Our road shuttle service will return you to Fort Nelson at the end of your trip.
Travelling North By Air
First Air, www.firstair.ca flies from Edmonton to Fort Simpson, via Yellowknife. Contact our office for information on discounted air tickets. First Air accepts AERO PLAN.
Commercial flights to Fort Nelson are available with Central Mountain Air. Connecting flights can be booked from the major centres in western Canada such as Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Tickets can be booked online at www.flycma.com. Central Mountain Air accepts AIR MILES.
Travelling North By Road
Driving North is a popular method of travel with our trip participants coming from western Canada. However, the majority of people fly into Fort Simpson or Fort Nelson. If you plan to drive, the Deh Cho Travel Connection's website offers plenty of information to help make the most of your road trip. Connecting highways create an interesting loop between Alberta, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia. Please see, www.dehchotravel.com
Please see, Deh Cho Interactive Map. The Nahanni Wilderness Adventures Base is located east of Blackstone Territorial Park at kilometre 159 on the Liard Trail. See number 26 on the interactive map.
We recommend that you use this resource and plan your drive well in advance. You will need to ensure that your vehicle is in good running condition. Full size spare tires (2) are recommended along with a spare gas container. Fuel is available in Fort Liard at the fuel centre.
Please note that the station know as Check Point at the junction of highways 1 and 7 is closed.
Keep In Mind
Due to the frontier nature of the Nahanni travel in and out of the North can create a number of logistical challenges. Your flight charter into the river is susceptible to the weather. Considering the trip north as part of the adventure holiday is a positive way to work through any unforeseen events. We have over two decades of experience in the North and will do all we can to ensure your trip runs smoothly.