Officially opened in July 2011, The CNA Lodge and Outfitting Centre is unlike any other canoeing facility in northern Canada. It serves as a starting point for our guided canoe trips, a canoeing resource and training centre, an outfitting rental centre and a full-service Lodge B&B with accommodation and meals. The handsome timber-frame and log structure were expertly handcrafted by the Canoe North Adventures Guide Team.
It is strategically located in Norman Wells, NWT at the North-Wright Air Float Base because of the proximity to the glorious rivers of the Mackenzie Mountains in the Sahtu Region. The Outfitting Centre puts your group just yards away from the docks for the Twin Otter and Pilatus Porter floatplanes. With this world-class facility, Canoe North Adventures is the only guiding company that provides outstanding personalized service from the moment your plane lands in Norman Wells to begin your trip until the moment you depart for home having experienced your trip of a lifetime. The comfortable and extensive amenities we offer are designed specifically to assist your last-minute trip preparations and to celebrate your adventure upon your return. Accommodation includes two queens, two doubles, a quad with bunk-beds and a triple with one bunk-bed.

Quick Facts


  • Canoeing


  • Custom Trip


  • Whitewater Class I
  • Whitewater Class II
  • Whitewater Class III


  • North America


  • Lodge or Resort-Based


  • Yes


  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Dates & Packages

Canoe North Adventures Lodge and Outfitting Centre

Canoe North Adventures rentals are exactly the same professional quality gear that we use on our guided canoe trips. We can assist in outfitting your self-guided trip with a complete selection of quality canoe and camping gear, easily accessed in our on-site gear shed. We are passionate about our tripping gear and take great pride in providing personalized service and expert advice. We stock a variety of professional quality canoeing, communications and camping gear to rent for the duration of your trip. It is available from the Outfitting Centre at our Canoe North Adventures Lodge in Norman Wells, NWT. Please note that some prices are per trip and some are per week.

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