• Start: Dusty Lake
  • Finish: Norman Wells
  • Length: 12 days
  • Distance: 310 km (193 mi)
  • Elevation Loss: 1000 m (3281 ft)
  • River Class: 2/3
  • Craft: Avon Pro Rafts
  • Skill Level: No rafting experience is necessary

One of Canada's most spectacular wilderness Rivers, the Mountain River is traveled by just a handful of groups each season. Wild and remote, the majestic Mackenzie Mountain scenery is breathtaking. It offers sightings of caribou, Dall's sheep, wolf and moose, against a stunning backdrop of mountains that change in colour from buff, grey, cinnamon, green and maroon. From high in the alpine taiga the River provides thrilling whitewater with mile after mile of fun roller coaster like waves. From the first paddle stroke to the finale at the confluence with the Mackenzie River, the current never stops, weaving its way through seven dramatic canyons making the Mountain River the best river for whitewater canoeing in the North!

Participants should arive in Norman Wells the day before the trip begins. Let us know when you are arriving and we can meet you at the airport. We can offer suggestions for accommodation in Norman Wells.

View the "Nahanni Wild Advantage" .


If you have any questions regarding this trip please contact us info@nahanniwild.com.

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