North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge

Survival Training

Dryiing Meat at North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge

North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge

North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge offers customized winter or summer-based wilderness survival training. Our trained Dene guides have years of experience on the land, the water and in the mountains, and they love to share their knowledge and deep appreciation of the land with our guests. Learn traditional techniques for food harvesting and preparation. Learn how to set a fish net and signaling techniques. Learn how to find your way in the mountains, set up a bush shelter and recognize edible and medicinal plants.

Our Dene Elder will demonstrate the traditional way of life and relate stories of how the Dene lived in the past. We can provide a structured survival training course, complete with lesson plans, or help you learn the basics while you're visiting.