With six stunning canyons, the Mountain River is considered the most coveted whitewater canoe trip in Canada by seasoned river-guides. Its remote setting and lightning fast water with jaw-dropping mountain scenery will thrill you right to the confluence with the Mackenzie River. The canyons are defined by vaulted sheer cliff walls guarded by mysterious “gates” and challenging white-water suitable for intermediate or advanced canoeists.
Part of the Mackenzie River basin, it lies within the Arctic watershed flowing northeast along the border of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. When the float plane dips its wing to land on Dusty Lake, trippers take in the vast landscape with the towering Selwyn Mountains dominating the view. This classic mountain river flows through a panorama of mountains with magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife, alpine hiking, steady current and miles of runnable rapids. Inviting alpine slopes descend to near river level. This river is suitable for a more experienced paddler looking to hone their skills on one of the most iconic river systems of the north. In its upper reaches, the Mountain is a frisky, quick-paced river with challenging rapids with many lively turns. Extra days have been added to allow for full days of hiking!
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$8900 CAD
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Trip Highlights

  • stunning canyons
  • abundant wildlife
  • alpine hiking

Quick Facts


  • Canoeing


  • Whitewater
  • Expedition
  • Canoe Tripping


  • Custom Trip


  • Whitewater Class III


  • North America


  • 18 Days


  • Wilderness Camping


  • Yes


  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Photography
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

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