Anderson River

The Anderson River originates in lakes northwest of Great Bear Lake, NWT and travels for 1000km to the Beaufort Sea. It empties into the ocean in a well-know bird sanctuary. It is a remote river, with lots of wild-life and some easy to moderate white-water.

You can join the trip for all 7 weeks starting on Great Bear Lake or for 4 weeks starting in Colville Lk.

The 7-weeks option includes upstream travel on a small river and portaging between small lakes south of the source of the Anderson. The 4-week option out of Colville Lake is physically less demanding.

The trip ends by paddling through coastal lakes all the way to Inuvik.

Cost will be depending on number of participants, which part of the trip you will be doing and if you can fly on points between $2000-3000.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Anderson River, NWT
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
April 30th, 2019
Event Duration: 
4 or 7 weeks
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
Minimum Group Size: 
Itinerary description: 

Part 1
June 30
fly out of Norman Wells, NWT

July 1 -July 5
Great Bear Lake- 125km

July 6-21 upstream on Ketseyedie River 50km and via another small creek with small lakes leading to the source of the Anderson-75km

July 22-30 Upper Anderson (plateau river, small flow) 250km

Part 2
July 23-30
Colville Lk to where Ross River joins the Anderson (lakes and small river) 210km

July 31-Aug10 Lower Anderson- the delta with bird sanctuary -450km

Aug 11-22
Husky(Eskimo) Lakes to Stidigi Lake; small creek to Inuvik-350km

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Iva Kinclova