About Our Canadian Wilderness Hiking Trips
We invite you to partake in our heli hiking trips in the South Nahanni Ranges of the Mackenzie Mountains of Canada’s Northwest Territories. This is a vacation, an experience, an adventure, a special trip for anyone craving wild places and we will take you everywhere in the spaciousness of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of South Nahanni National Park Reserve and the greater South Nahanni country. No special requirements are needed. Pack up your sleeping bag and come.
The essence of heli hiking is to experience the mountain beauties on two feet but to get there as effortlessly as a bird on the wing. Our hikes are tailored to all levels of fitness, experience and age. With group sizes of approximately two to four clients, this is essentially a customized trip. Your input will determine the daily flights and hikes. If necessary we will split our tiny group so everyone can stay within their comfort or work out level. Altitude levels will not surpass 8,000 feet or 2,600 m.
Without a helicopter the hidden gems of the South Nahanni wilderness are inaccessible - too far away, impossible to get to. Here is your chance then: Join our skilled guide and experienced pilot, the only humans in hundreds of miles of mountains, leapfrog hard days of backpacking safely and effortlessly with our trusty Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter, and get lifted to the most breathtaking, amazing and utterly pristine places in an entirely wild, silent, empty land. Be the soaring eagle over mountain tops, perch wherever freedom takes you, feel the thrill of wild places no other human has ever been to.
We will guide you on daily walks, hikes, climbs, whatever you choose, we will establish camp, here, there, and who knows where. The helicopter will lift you gracefully from one spot of eternal beauty to another stunning vista, to the next lovely campsite, making your heart soar above grey or painted mountains below. You may hike as much or as little as you like, you may observe sheep, goats or caribou, you can rest and breathe in solitude, fish for supper, take pictures, find fossils, scratch for minerals, search the skies for the first sign of the evening night hawk. The world of South Nahanni is yours, yours to enjoy, effortlessly.
Our trips are extremely flexible: come to rest, come to scale mountains, stay for a week or make it three. Work out a program suited to your interests with us. Pick out choices from our list of amazing sights to experience. Glaciers? Hotsprings? Ram Plateau? Waterfalls? Ragged Range with lakes like jewels? Virginia Falls? Observe game? Take stunning photographs? Pick Blueberries? Follow meandering wilderness rivers? Hunt for fossils? Dance light-footed over scrubby berries, pale lichen, patches of grass and grey shale? Explore Karsts, Tufa mounds, sink holes, 4000 feet deep canyons? Which one to pick? All. Remember, you are not carrying your household on your back, just your water bottle and spare jacket.
You will find our suggested 7, 10, and 12-day programs on these subpages but not only can you arrange, bend and re-arrange these to your liking you can also go for a custom trip.
- 7-Day Casual Explorer »
- 10-Day Hiker, Photographer, Geologist »
- 12-Day Solitude Enthusiast »
- Do-It-Yourselfer »