Five weeks in northern Canada, more than 2000 photos. It’s hard to know where to begin, but I can’t go wrong with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. If you are made of really stern stuff, you can put a canoe in the water at Nahanni Butte and paddle upriver for several gruelling days. Most people prefer to fly there, either for one day or as part of a multi-day trip on the river. Our group was planning to travel down the Nahanni in oared rafts.
If conditions are right, and your pilot is in a good mood, you may get to come in low, directly over the falls, on your way to a landing.
The landing upstream is surprisingly peaceful.
We spent a day viewing the falls. Water rushing through Sluice Box Rapids toward the precipice creates a tumultuous ballet of billowing whitecaps and spiralling mist.
To complete the tour, a view of the falls from below.