Imagine standing among the first indigenous people on these gathering grounds after a year of hunting and trapping and gathering – to see old friends, share, wed, settle disputes and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Learn, watch, and participate, in traditional hand games, feeding the fire, canoe races and more. Feel the very earth you stand on, pulse with drum dancing. Breathe deeply, smell history with the unchanging sweet wooded scents of the land. Listen to the timeless chorus of bird songs in the air. Experience creating traditional crafts, canoe races, traditional games, drum dances and more. Then, after a day of travelling back in time, join the locals for some traditional food and northern conversation at the community feast.
That’s Dene hospitality.
Bucket List Alert! Check off that opportunity for a flightseeing tour to Nahanni National Park Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. National Geographic rates Virginia Falls as one of the top twenty places in the WORLD to visit. You will land on one of the most spectacular wild pristine rivers in North America, the South Nahanni River, to feel the mist of the thunderous Virginia Falls (Nailicho), nearly twice as high as Niagara Falls. Don’t forget to bring your camera as this a bucket list picture you want to get. Ask us for more information on these great flightseeing optional tours.
The Dene know it as Liidli Kue, meaning “The place where the rivers come together” so come together with the residences of Fort Simpson and experience a truly unique and fun filled weekend celebrating the history and culture of the area.