Northwest Territories Journals

A River Through Time, Hidden From Time

An August 2004 trip to Northwest Territories by Josh S

stopping for lunch in First Canyon  Photo, Northwest Territories, Canada More Photos
Quote: An account of a rafting trip along the beautiful Nahanni River in Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Rafting the Nahanni River

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stopping for lunch in First Canyon  Photo, Northwest Territories, Canada
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The Twin Otter banked low and steeply as we made a sharp left turn around Virginia Falls and settled in for a smooth landing on the flat water above the falls. A one-hour flight west from Forth Simpson had brought us to Nahanni National Park, famed posterchild for Canadian wilderness. Located in the western part of Canada’s Northwest Territories, Nahanni is one of the most remote national parks in the country outside the extreme Arctic. Harboring Virginia Falls, four successive canyons, unique geomorphology, abundant wildlife, and stunning natural beauty, the park is held by many to be the crown jewel in Canada’s impressive roster of protected areas. And it soon may expand to several times its current...Read More

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Josh S

Josh S
San Francisco, California

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