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On this, our Packraft II trip to the Selwyn and Mackenzie Mountains we are going to explore some of the area around the middle Keele watershed. Starting on the historic Canol Rd near the confluence of the Twitya and Keele Rivers we will paddle exciting rivers, cross watersheds, and climb mountains. You’ll paddle/pakraft several tributaries of the famous Keele river.
The trip starts and ends in Norman Wells, NWT. You’ll be flown by charter bush plane into the trip on July 30. At the end you’ll be picked up by float plane, and flown out back to Norman Wells.
Selwyn Mountains-Mackenzie Mountains Alpackaraft trip #2
July 26-Aug 3 (note you can also combine with trip # 1 July 16-26)
(Note: this is a suggested itinerary only. Conditions on each trip may vary)
Day 0: Meet Norman Wells, NWT July 27.
July 26: Day 1: Charter Bush Plane Flight from Norman Wells into Trip.
July 27-Aug 3, Days 2-9: Pakrafting & Hiking. We will spend 9 days paddling and hiking between different watersheds of the Keele Valley, Twitya River etc. We’ll also hike explore sections of the famous Canol Rd near trout creek and the Twitya River.
Aug 3,: We will be met by charter bush plane and flown out to the community of Norman Wells on the Mackenzie River, where the trip ends
Cost: $4450 (with your own pakraft, rentals available.
Note: We also run an alternate trip Packraft I (July
or you can combine the trips for 20days of Packrafting (July 16-Aug 3, +$1545)
* Please note: It is the nature of bush plane flights that such factors as weather, pilot judgment, fire, mechanical problems etc. can dictate the schedule of flights and can cause delays. Wanapitei cannot control these factors and accepts no responsibility for lost time.