By Jörgen Johansson
The official park video from Parks Canada, showing a number of the unique features of the Nahanni, like the Rabbitkettle Tufa mounds, the mighty canyons and Virginia Falls.
A short and sweet film of the lower parts of the Nahanni, where it has become a powerfull river indeed, including the in-famous Figure 8 rapids.
Example of canoeing in the "rock gardens" of the upper Nahanni, about 50 kilometers of continous whitewater.
A canoe running one of the riffles in the more frequented lower part of the South Nahanni river. This is about 400 kilometers downstream of the head waters and the rock gardens.
Anyone who have 18 minutes to spend is recommended this link, a somewhat aged 1960's film of legendary Albert Faille. Faillie, reportedly a gentle soul was not that fond of the film picturing him as gold hungry. Personally I find his portage up around Virginia Falls the highlight of the film. The man was around 70 years old when it was filmed.
I will make more blog entries about the planning and gear for my upcoming trip in the next few weeks up until I'm flying out to Calgary on June 27.