In over 40 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants!

Overview

The Coppermine River follows the treeline from the central Barren Lands to the Arctic Ocean. Renowned for its wildlife and fascinating history, it has been designated a Canadian Heritage River. We begin the trip downstream of "diamond country", where mineral discoveries have transformed the economy of the region.
We'll re-live the route travelled by early European explorers, Samuel Hearne and Sir John Franklin, as they discovered the great north and the people who lived there. Caribou and muskoxen graze along the shores as we work our way through moderate rapids, lakes, and a lazy river current. There is remarkable bird life, including nesting golden eagles and gyrfalcons. The Arctic char fishing can be exceptional. The river meanders through rolling hills, steep-walled canyons. and past towering cliffs. The trees dwindle until we paddle out onto the Barrens beneath the midnight sun. Our last camp is at Bloody Falls, in sight of the ocean. Finally we'll paddle to the sea. We'll then have a little time to wander through the Inuit hamlet of Kugluktuq before our charter plane takes us to Plummer's Lodge, on Great Bear Lake, for a final night and farewell dinner.
Starting at
$10595 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • wildlife
  • enjoyable for whitewater paddlers who have various levels of proficiency
  • barrenlands canoeing

In over 40 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Canoeing

Activity

  • Whitewater
  • Expedition
  • Canoe Tripping

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Whitewater Class I
  • Whitewater Class II

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 15 Days

Accomodation

  • Wilderness Camping

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Dates & Packages

NWT & Nunavut, Canada - Coppermine River Canoe Trip


Guides 5:1 ratio

Accommodation
• 1 night in Yellowknife, NWT
• 1 night at Great Bear Lake
• 14 nights camping

Meals
• dinner Day 15 and breakfast Day 16 at Plummer’s Lodge
• excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 15 lunch

Canoeing Equipment
• custom 17’ ABS expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
• paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Camping Equipment
• tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)

• charter flight from Yellowknife to Great Bear Lake and return - Days 2 and 16
• charter float plane flight from Great Bear Lake to Coppermine River - Day 2
• charter float plane flight from Kugluktuq to Great Bear Lake - Day 15
• ground transfer to Yellowknife Airport (Day 2)
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, return of canoes to Yellowknife, etc.

What Guests Are Saying

We had a fantastic time. Everything went well. I got the impression that it wasn't just luck. Rather that Black Feather manages its business well to ensure a great experience.

- Rob, Ontario, Canada
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