Canoe the Mackenzie: 12 Day – North Star Adventures

Canoe the Mackenzie: 12 Day

Duration: 12 Day
Price: $5995+GST/person
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Canoeing, mackenzie river, wilderness, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
    10 Persons
All about the Canoe the Mackenzie: 12 Day.

Season: June 16 to August 22

Guests enjoy paddling down the Mackenzie River with North Star Adventures

We are 100% Indigenous owned!

This canoe trip starts with a 650km road trip to the picturesque Indigenous community of Fort Simpson. From there we will canoe and camp the next 238kms from Fort Simpson to Willowlake River. Our team will pick you upYou will be picked up and then drive back to Yellowknife. We will spend an additional night in Fort Simpson for those that want to experience the world famous Nahanni National Park! 

We will spend 6-7 days canoeing and camping on this mighty Mackenzie River! Along the way you will learn the history of the river, visit traditional camping spots and spend a full day in the historic community of Fort Simpson to recuperate the muscles and fly into the spectacular Nahanni, enjoy delicious traditional meals and hear stories about the land, about life in the old days and about our culture.

Guests enjoy paddling down the Mackenzie River with North Star Adventures

First trip of the 2023 summer season departs Yellowknife June 16, with our last trip of the season departing Yellowknife August 11. Maximum 10 persons per booking, you can add return flight from Ottawa or Toronto to your package, a direct flight, fly 4hrs!

Everything is provided, you just need to bring your friends, family or colleagues. We are now taking bookings for our 2023 and 2024 season. Send us an email and kind, courteous and friendly staff is standing by to help you with your booking. let’s make this happen!

Guests enjoy paddling down the Mackenzie River with North Star Adventures

2023 Dates:

MRCE03-23-01: Jun 16 – Jun 27
MCRE03-23-02: Jun 30 – Jul 11
MRCE03-23-03: Jul 14 – Jul 25
MRCE03-23-04: Jul 28 – Aug 08
MRCE03-23-05: Aug 11 – Aug 22

Price: $5995.00*+GST/person

Only 10 spots available per booking


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Genuine Indigenous culture
  • Experience Indigenous communities
  • Storytelling with Dene Elders
  • Accommodations in Yellowknife
  • B&B stay Indigenous communities
  • 24hr daylight phenomenon!
  • Amazing Aurora Borealis!
  • Scenic road trip on Mackenzie Highway
  • Northern wildlife and bird viewing
  • Amazing photography opportunities!
  • All river meals and snacks provided


What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return airfare 
  • Travel insurance
  • North Star Souvenir Package
  • Gratuity for Guides
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Yellowknife!

    Welcome to Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, you made it! Soon you will be canoeing and camping on the mighty Mackenzie River!

    After all the guests have arrived we will gather for an orientation session of your canoe expedition for latest  updates and introductions of other paddlers and our North Star staff. 

    Send us an email and we will be happy to send you a detailed copy of your 12 day itinerary. We will also schedule two information zoom call sessions for an exchange of questions and answers before your trip. 

    See you soon!