A river less travelled

Rising near the Yukon border in Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve, the Keele slips and slides hundreds of kilometres through the Mackenzie Range – bright and dynamic, unbridged and untamed.

The Keele offers something for everyone. The water is fast-moving at times, with rapids to run and large waves to navigate. There's endless opportunity to stop and fly-fish or to branch off for hikes up into the mountains and bluffs that surround the remote wilderness river. And on a guided tour with Canoe North Adventures, there's the added benefit of getting to learn the stories and history of the river and its& many scenic and culturally significant landmarks along the way from the company's friendly and experienced guides.

Expeditions on the river typically start and end with charter flights out and into the Sahtu community of Norman Wells.

For more hot tips on canoeing and kayaking in the wild Northwest Territories, check out our paddling adventures.