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Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve of Canada


river rafting

Ready for truly off-the-grid adventure? Hike or paddle through a landscape of river valleys and glacier-strewn mountains visited by just a handful of people each year. Paddle on a 600-kilometre odyssey down the churning South Nahanni River. Land at remote mountain lakes and blaze your own hiking trails.

Featured Activities

Scouting Crooked Canyon,
Little Nahanni

© L.Uunila
Run the Nahanni’s Best White Water and Explore the Headwaters of the South Nahanni River
A three-week journey down the raging South Nahanni River represents the trip of a lifetime for white-water enthusiasts. Extremely long stretches of rapids and abundant wildlife set this adventure apart.

Looking towards the Backbone Ranges
© C. Bucher/ Parks Canada
Blaze a Trail in the remote wilderness of Naats’ihch’oh National Park Reserve
For experienced hikers, Naats’ihch’oh offers the thrill of exploring new terrain with no established park trails. Blaze your own route through a wild landscape of rivers and mountains, with plenty of wildlife like mountain caribou.

Driving Howard’s Pass
Driving Howard’s Pass in the Mackenzie Mountains

Driving Howard’s Pass in the Mackenzie Mountains
Take a side trip from the Alaska Highway and travel the gravel wilderness road to visit sections of Nahanni and Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserves. In addition to extra fuel, motorists should carry a spare tire, repair kit, food and water, wilderness camping supplies and a radio to communicate with mine traffic. (Note: there are no services on this road!)