It is with immense pride that we celebrate one of the largest conservation victories in a generation: the protection of the Six Sacred Rivers that comprise the Peel Watershed.
On a recent expedition to the Firth River we marvelled at the robust populations of birds of prey in the region, a heartening sign of a healthy ecosystem. This journey was one of the Rafting with Researchers expeditions offered by our sister company, where guests are treated to the firsthand expertise of Parks Canada researchers.
In my grandmother’s kitchen sat the largest green bottle of Palmolive you can imagine. To this day, the smell green apple or the sight of its weird green pantone transports me right back to Northern Ontario. We would visit for a couple of weeks in the summer while Dad was guiding and doing the dishes was delegated to the grandkids. In my mind, dealing with this giant slippery bottle was on par with wrestling my first lake-trout into a canoe. True heroics!
Interactions with bears are a proper concern when some is considering a journey into our backcountry. Knowing what situations might arise, how to deal with them and prevent a negative outcome is worth putting some thought into. Nahanni Wild has been working and traveling through wilderness for decades and we are happy to share some of the theory and techniques that we employ on our expeditions