NARWAL Northern Adventures
Explore the Yellowknife area from a different perspective rent a canoe, kayak, SUP board, and paddling equipment to experience the the local waterways.
Northern and Remote Wilderness Adventures Ltd. (NARWAL) is a small, friendly, majority Aboriginal owned and operated family business. Our reputation as a competent, safety conscious outdoor adventure school is well established, having been in operation since 1981. Our mission is to provide safe, personable and fun experiences in the outdoors.
Our northern instructors and guides are carefully selected based on accreditation, personality and experience. Our guides have plenty of knowledge about culture and traditions of the North and are trained in Standard and Wilderness First Aid. We offer year-round opportunities for you to learn and explore. Our tours expand from Great Slave Lake to the surrounding lakes and rivers that flow into its northern shoreline.
We are committed to the North and its diverse Peoples, and have a passion for safety.
Travel by 29-foot voyageur canoe up Yellowknife River to view the aurora. A traditional meal of soup, bannock and beverages are provided. Experience aurora above and auroa below, once called an “aurora sandwich” by one of our guests. (August-September)
Owned and operated by long term northern family with extensive traditional knowledge. Located in historic Old Town with picturesque views of Great Slave Lake. This unique location offers aurora, Great Slave Lake, and wildlife viewing, yet is only an eight minute walk to downtown. NARWAL B&B is close to gift shops, a convenience store, float base, playground, fitness club, restaurants and scenic walking/ski trails. There are canoe and kayak rentals on site, high speed Internet access. Each morning a home-baked continental breakfast is available.
Travel by motor boat and explore beautiful Yellowknife Bay with one of our skilled northern guides. A fresh new way to experience our fair City: From the water!
Join our Paddle Canada certified northern guides in a canoe or kayak for 1-day, 3-days, or 6-days on one of Yellowknife’s many scenic paddle routes. Paddling equipment and meals are provided. Our guides can collaborate with you to create your personal northern adventure.
Explore scenic Yellowknife Bay with our guides by travelling via 29-foot voyageur canoes during Floating Dinner Theatre. Enjoy a traditional meal of soup and bannock complemented by lively entertainment featuring music and dramatic presentations of historic northern events. All ages welcome!
In the summer, guests are transported to a scenic location on Yellowknife Bay via 29-foot voyageur canoes. There we will enjoy a traditional meal of soup and bannock complemented by lively entertainment featuring music and dramatic presentations of historic northern events. All ages welcome! In the winter, learn to build an igloo with the guidance of our skilled instructors. Traditional Inuit fur clothing is available for rent while on a NARWAL tour.
Spend the day visiting our experienced fishing guide’s secret fishing spots on Great Slave Lake. Traveling by motor boat you can try and hook a Northern Pike, Ling Cod, Lake Trout, or Whitefish! Fishing and safety gear is provided. All guests must obtain a fishing license in advance.
In wither, enjoy a guided walk on scenic Great Slave Lake to the intriguing Ice Caves.
In summer, join us on a scenic 45 minute drive to one of several beautiful hiking trails just outside the City. Hikes range in length from 1 to 3 kilometres and include destinations such as Cameron Falls and Big Hill Lake. An adventure full of colour in the Fall!