One of Canada's most spectacular wilderness rivers, the Mountain River is traveled by fewer than 150 paddlers each year.

Wild and remote, the Mackenzie Mountain scenery is breathtaking. Travelling through the traditional territory of the Sahtu Dene we may catch glimpses of caribou, Dall sheep, Arctic wolf and moose, against a stunning backdrop of mountains that change in colour from buff, grey, cinnamon, green and maroon. The river itself drops more than 3000 feet, providing a roller coaster ride of almost continuous fun waves. From the first paddle stroke to the finale at the Mackenzie River, the current never stops as we travel through five dramatic canyons.


adventures on the Mountain River:


Whitewater Canoeing on the Mountain River

Willow Handle Lake to Norman Wells

Skill: intermediate to advanced.