The Nahanni watershed has been recognized as a place of value for millenia. A place of nourishment, shelter and spiritual significance, the Nahanni region has been home to the Dene for thousands of years. Since contact with Europeans, a new set of values lured people into the Nahanni country. Europeans arriving in the early 1800s recognized the uncharted territory as a place of potential wealth.
Through their participation in camp activities and wilderness experiences, the youth of Kilcoo are encouraged to become leaders in their communities while also learning outdoor skills and training. The values they learn on these expeditions—those of independence, stewardship and responsibility towards each other and the environment they’re exploring—have always resonated with us and we are proud to continue the legacy of this adventure.