Adventure thrives in the Dehcho region. This is the heartland of our most famous national park, the Nahanni. The mighty Mackenzie River flows through here on its way to the Arctic Ocean. The eager Liard joins in. Mountains spring up – the Ragged Range, Sunblood Peak and more. This is a place of journeys.
While in summer the region throngs with RVers and paddlers, winter offers a different experience.
The local Dehcho Dene might say winter is the North’s finest season. Venturing out on the land this time of year is a spiritual experience. Sound is muted by gentle snow. There’s not a footstep in sight. You’re the only one here.
For generations the Dene have thrived during these frosty months, when the waters freeze over and the landscape opens up. And they’ve developed some ingenious methods of getting around.
How you do it is up to you. Each mode of travel is in a league of its own. Ideally, you’ll try them all; but if you can only do one, pick the one that resonates most with you.