Jackpine Paddle is 100% northern-owned. Explore the Canadian North on a guided expedition trip. Rent a canoe or kayak for a trip of your own. We would be happy to assist you in finding the trip of a lifetime whether it be herds of muskox, northern lights, true wilderness, or all of the above. Remember, Life is Better Outside!

Overview

The Nahanni River is an iconic Canadian wilderness canoeing experience. While we do not offer guided trips on the Nahanni River, we support paddlers with the logistics and gear rentals to explore this river on their own. As your northern canoe experts, we would be pleased to help with you with custom canoe training, rentals, and shuttles to get you to your adventure.
We offer: 1. Canoe & Gear rentals. We offer 16' and 17' prospector canoes with skid plates and knee pads. We carry spray-decks, camping gear, and everything else you need to outfit your journey down the Nahanni. Our gear is expedition-grade, in good condition, and offered in Yellowknife and Fort Simpson. 2. Whitewater Canoe Training. The Nahanni River has non-technical rapids with big waves in long canyons. We can tailor a custom-canoe course for your group in Yellowknife as a warm-up for your trip. We'll focus on whitewater skills and rescue techniques specifically for your trip conditions on the Nahanni River. 3. Road Shuttles. It's a scenic shuttle from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson with opportunities to spot wood bison, cross the Mackenzie River Bridge, and stop at the scenic Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park. We can also arrange for a vehicle or boat shuttle pick-up at the end of your trip.
Starting at
$612 USD
$780 CAD
Per Person

Trip Highlights

  • Prospector Canoes
  • Spray Decks
  • Whitewater Canoe Training
  • Road Shuttles
  • Trip Advice

Jackpine Paddle is 100% northern-owned. Explore the Canadian North on a guided expedition trip. Rent a canoe or kayak for a trip of your own. We would be happy to assist you in finding the trip of a lifetime whether it be herds of muskox, northern lights, true wilderness, or all of the above. Remember, Life is Better Outside!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Canoeing

Activity

  • Recreation
  • Fishing
  • Whitewater
  • Expedition
  • Canoe Tripping
  • River Play

Experience/Service

  • Rentals

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 12 Days

Accomodation

  • Wilderness Camping

Guided

  • No

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Family
  • Women
  • Students
  • Photography
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wilderness Gourmet
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Accreditation

  • Skills Certification

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

Jackpine Paddle Base

Yellowknife or Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories

Custom dates...you choose!

Day 1:

Fly into Yellowknife, NT

Day 2:

Custom canoe training - whitewater skills and big river rescues

Day 3:

Custom canoe training - whitewater skills and big river rescues

Day 4:

Shuttle from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson - will all rental gear

Day 5:

Start for your self-guided canoe trip on the Nahanni River! Air charter flight from Fort Simpson to the Nahanni National Park Reserve.

Dates & Packages

Nahanni River - Rentals

Custom dates...you choose your own!
If you rent from us, you’ll get high quality gear in good condition. We have rental equipment across the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells, and Inuvik. To make things simple, all canoe rentals include a lifejacket, 2 paddles + one spare, and throw bag. For full rates check out: https://jackpinepaddle.com/canoe-kayak-rentals-yellowknife/

What Guests Are Saying

The chance to travel through a landscape so untouched and rarely visited was a real privilege and one of the true standout destinations among all my travel experiences.

- Paul Jordan, UK
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Company Overview

By choosing to join a trip with us, you are supporting the local economy of the Northwest Territories. As the only northern-owned paddling outfitter offering arctic wilderness expeditions, we appreciate your support.

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Company Overview

By choosing to join a trip with us, you are supporting the local economy of the Northwest Territories. As the only northern-owned paddling outfitter offering arctic wilderness expeditions, we appreciate your support.

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Our Team

The North is a spectacular place to explore, so why not discover it with Northerners? We employ experienced guides who live in the Northwest Territories, with deep roots on our rivers and lakes. Based out of Yellowknife, NT, we know that when it comes to the North, there is no other place like it.

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Our Team

The North is a spectacular place to explore, so why not discover it with Northerners? We employ experienced guides who live in the Northwest Territories, with deep roots on our rivers and lakes. Based out of Yellowknife, NT, we know that when it comes to the North, there is no other place like it.

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Our Services

We offer: - Fully Guided Expeditions - Rentals & Shuttles - Paddle Canada Courses - Youth Paddle Camps!

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Our Services

We offer: - Fully Guided Expeditions - Rentals & Shuttles - Paddle Canada Courses - Youth Paddle Camps!

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Company History

On March 2, 2019, after an eleven month battle with cancer, Alex Hall passed away peacefully at home in Fort Smith. Before Alex passed away, he handed the reins of Canoe Arctic Inc. to fellow northerner Dan Wong. For 2020 and beyond, Jackpine Paddle will proudly carry on the legacy of Canoe Arctic Inc. on the Thelon River and its major tributaries.

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Company History

On March 2, 2019, after an eleven month battle with cancer, Alex Hall passed away peacefully at home in Fort Smith. Before Alex passed away, he handed the reins of Canoe Arctic Inc. to fellow northerner Dan Wong. For 2020 and beyond, Jackpine Paddle will proudly carry on the legacy of Canoe Arctic Inc. on the Thelon River and its major tributaries.

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