Visit the spectacular Virginia Falls while travelling the famous Alaska Highway! Fly out from our beautiful lakeside mountain retreat, the Northern Rockies Lodge, to the internationally renowned Nahanni National Park, Canada’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage site nearby in the Northwest Territories. Enjoy the breathtaking view and thunderous roar of iconic Virginia Falls. This is a truly memorable sightseeing adventure amidst the scenic splendour of Canada’s north!
Novice and experienced river paddlers click here for
South Nahanni River information!
Viewpoint and Picnic Spot
Click here for a map of Nahanni National Park
Advantages to visit Nahanni National Park from Muncho Lake:
- Muncho Lake is on the well maintained and paved Alaska Highway, easily reached by car, motorhome, motorcycle or Greyhound bus
- Hotel – special 3-day Accomodation Package for Nahanni visitors
- Fleet of 2 floatplanes seating 3 and 9 passengers
- Window seat and intercom for each passenger
- All of our airplanes are equipped with panoramic windows – great unobstructed views guaranteed
- Bush-pilot Urs has 30 years of experience in operating in Nahanni National Park
- Interesting flight route to the Nahanni by flying from the northern Rocky Mountains in B.C. over the Yukon to the Northwest Territories
Your day trip takes approx. 5 to 6 hours and can be extended by 2 hrs. with a stop at Glacier Lake. You probably will only be in the park once, why not see the whole thing? The extended flight takes you to Glacier Lake, via Rabbitkettle Lake, the Tufa Mounds and over the upper part of the South Nahanni River. Add $150/pers.
Nahanni - VirGinia Falls Flightseeing
|Party of 9
|DHC3T Otter - 9 Seat Charter Rate
|Party of 3 or 6
|Party of 2 - SPECIAL
|Cessna 206 - 3 Seat Charter Rate
|Extend Your Tour to Glacier Lake
Prices quoted for tours are for the group size you reserved. Exclusive tours are available for groups of 3, 9 and 12 pers. Minimum of 2 persons required.
National Park Use Fee $24.50/person extra.
Cessna 172 wheelplane available. See Virginia Falls from the air only. Ask for current pricing.
3-Night SPECIAL Accommodation PackagE At Northern rockies lodge
Special 3-night accommodation package
(double-room) at the Northern Rockies Lodge
in connection with a flight to Nahanni - Virginia Falls
$195/pers., upgrade to Lakeshore Chalet $180/pers.
Special Meal Package American Plan
(3 meals/day 3 days) add $222/pers.
Applicable taxes and park use fees extra.
Itinerary for 3-night Lodge Accommodation Package Combined with Day Trip to Nahanni - Virginia Falls
We highly recommend a 3 night stay at the Northern Rockies Lodge so that your bush-pilot can fly you on the best possible day to Nahanni National Park.
Day 1 - Arrive at Muncho Lake
Check-in this afternoon at Northern Rockies Lodge, an impressive log building set on the shores of breathtakingly beautiful Muncho Lake. Our Lodge is known as the best stop on this section of the Alaska Highway and features all the amenities you require, including a full-service restaurant, cocktail lounge, sauna, and nearby hiking trails.
Day 2 – Visit Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park
We board one of our comfortable floatplanes and depart the turquoise waters of Muncho Lake. Our northbound, 1.5 hour flight follows the famous Alaska Highway over BC’s remote northern Rockies before crossing the mighty Liard River. Witness the vastness of the southeastern Yukon and the rugged Mackenzie Mountains as we enter Canada’s Northwest Territories. We follow the Caribou Range, cross the Flat River near Albert Faille’s trap line cabin (http://www.nfb.ca/film/Nahanni) before reaching the south Nahanni River. All of our floatplanes feature panoramic windows which allow you unprecedented views of the wild countryside below.
There are two trails leading to Virginia Falls viewpoints from the floatplane docks. Frequently a Parks Canada interpreter is on hand to provide information on the Nahanni, the native history, early explorers, and plant life in the area. We enjoy an leisurely stroll (30 min.) along the well maintained boardwalk to the upper viewpoint. The roaring cataract is an unbeatable backdrop as you enjoy a picnic lunch (provided by us) while sitting on one of the park benches savoring the sights of Virginia Falls. The more challenging portage trail descends to the bottom of Virginia Falls.
Back at the docks you board our well maintained floatplane and take your window seat to enjoy a short flight up the South Nahanni River to Glacier Lake (extended tour option). After absorbing the magnitude of the Cirque of the Unclimables we leave Nahanni National Park in the Mackenzie Mountains to return to Muncho Lake in the Rocky Mountains.
Day 3 - Relax at Muncho Lake or visit the nearby Liard River Hot Springs
Today there is plenty of time for you to enjoy a leisurely time canoeing on Muncho Lake. You can also hike on nearby trails and backroads, or drive to the Liard River Hot Springs where you enjoy the warm, sulphurous waters surrounded by lush vegetation.
Day 4 - Depart from Muncho Lake
Today you depart over the historic Alaska Highway from the Northern Rockies Lodge, having experienced the most memorable adventure in Canada’s north.
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