Flights, River Taxi and Ground Transport

  • If you are flying to Fort Simpson, please inquire about our outfitter rates as part of your package.

  • When planning your trip be sure to allow time for weather delays.
  • Flights with an external canoe must subtract twice the canoe weight (170lbs.) to determine the allowable payload.
  • Canoeists add $50 per canoe for tie on fee.

 

Flight Charters from Lindberg Landing to the Nahanni River

Inquire about a reduced rate for multiple flights. The first flight includes repositioning fees from Fort Simpson. The destination rate is significantly reduced for additional flights.

de Havilland Beaver - The Beaver is best at hauling people and internal loads. It can carry three people, two nested canoes or a raft and gear. Payloads are shown below.

Cessna 206 or Cessna 185 aircraft can carry two people, one canoe/raft and gear. Payloads are shown below.

Flight Charters from Fort Simpson to the Nahanni RiveR 

de Havilland Beaver

Cessna 185

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River Taxi Operations

A river taxi and van/trailer shuttle service can be arranged to meet you on an assigned date and time. A contract operator based in Nahanni Butte provides a river taxi service from the bottom of the Splits or Nahanni Butte. Passengers, canoes, rafts and equipment are transported in large aluminum boats powered by outboard motors. River taxis can take 4 passengers/2 canoes and gear or 5 passengers/ 1 raft and gear. Rates and payloads may vary based upon available watercraft, weather and water conditions. Our van and trailer will meet you and bring you and your gear back to your chosen destination of Lindberg Landing or Blackstone Territorial Park. 

Road Shuttle from Fort Nelson to Blackstone Territorial Park:

A 15-passenger van and trailer is available for pickup and return to the Fort Nelson airport from Lindberg Landing or Blackstone Territorial Park. The rate is $250/person each way with a minimum group rate of $1500/trip). The time and location must be set in advance of your departure for the Nahanni.

Carrying capacity depends not only on the number of people, but also the amount and type of gear you are transporting. Additional charges may apply-please discuss with us.

Road Shuttle from Lindberg Landing to Fort Simpson:

A 15-passenger van is available for pickup at Lindberg Landing or Blackstone Territorial Park for trips back to Fort Simpson. The rate is $150/person (min. $900). The time and location must be set in advance of your departure for the Nahanni.

Carrying capacity depends not only on the number of people, but also the amount and type of gear you are transporting. Additional charges may apply-please discuss with us.

Parking: If you drive to Lindberg Landing, parking can be arranged for a small fee by speaking with Sue Lindberg upon arrival. You will be asked to leave your keys at her house while you are away on your trip. Vehicles are left at your own risk.

  • If you drive to Fort Nelson, you may park your vehicle at the Fort Nelson Airport
  • If you drive to Fort Simpson, vehicles may be parked at your flight charter company’s base.

Extra Baggage: Storage of extra baggage is available for clients who make use of our shuttle service. We recommend that your valuables go on the trip with you, as we will not be held responsible for such items.

Rental Equipment: The rafts, canoes and outfitting equipment we supply are from the same proven inventory that we use on our guided trips. Our outfitting system has been specifically designed to meet the rigors of the Nahanni and we would be pleased to share this with you. 

Rafts and Rowing Equipment: Our rafts are 16 foot Avon Pro Models and comfortably hold 4-6 people with gear. Also renting our popular inflatable kayaks creates more space in the raft.

Canoes and Canoe Equipment: 16 and 17-foot Open Canadian Canoes (2 person) Our canoe fleet is made exclusively of Royalex/ABS plastic with vinyl gunwales and wood seats. Our models include the Old Town “Tripper,” Esquif and the Nova Craft “Prospector.” Each canoe comes with a traditional “Trailhead” spray cover. Canoes are outfitted with skid plates, kneeling pads and bow/stern grab loops. The 16’ and 17’ Prospectors can be nested for use with the Beaver. If you plan to nest canoes, be sure to allow time for disassembly prior to your flight.

Food, Camping and Kitchen Equipment: We offer a complete list of equipment to make your trip comfortable and safe. We can also supply food for you packed in your choice of barrels or dryboxes. See the complete list under services and rates.

Map and Driving time 

  • Green Triangle on Liard Trail represents Blackstone Territorial Park
  • Lindberg Landing is 2 km further east along Highway 7
  • The Nahanni River Outfitting Centre is 5 km further east of Blackstone Territorial Park at Km 159 on The Liard Trial
  • Approximate driving time from Fort Nelson to Lindberg Landing is 4 hours.
  • Approximate driving time from Fort Simpson to Lindberg Landing is 2 hours.
  • Fort Nelson, BC is 203 km south of Fort Liard on The Alaska Highway About 30 km west of Fort Nelson on the Alaska Highway, you will join Highway 77 (Liard Trail)