Safety & Trip Pre-Requisites
Selecting the trip suited for your skill level is critical to the safety and enjoyment
for both you and the group. If you choose to enlist the services of Neil Hartling
and the folks at Nahanni River Adventures for your holiday you'll be presented with three travel options depending
upon the trip and your ability:
Raft Expedition Trips - designed for people of any skill level including novices.
Voyageur Canoes Trips (7 person) - the guide in each canoe teaches you the strokes you require
but you must be willing and able to paddle for a 5 hour day (not including breaks and lunch stops).
Tandem Canoe Trips - are much more skill specific and careful thought must be applied to
assessing your canoe skill level.
The Nahanni is rated as Class 3 whitewater requiring quick and accurate river reading
and instinctive manoeuvres orchestrated with a paddling partner. Fluctuating water
levels and flash flooding can change river conditions very quickly and your skill level should be
able to accommodate these situations.
For assistance in assessing your ability, discussing safety concerns, trip options or to just chat about what to
expect, call Nahanni River Adventures at 1-800-297-6927 or (867)-668-3180.