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Outstanding Outfitter for the Mckenzie

I used Canoe North as my outfitter to run the Mackenzie in summer 2017. Doug Swallow, (and by proxy... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
dan w
Canoe North - stellar service

I went on a canoe trip on the Mackenzie river for the first time in 1976. Last winter (2016), I... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
Gatineau, Canada
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For over a decade, Doug and Theresa Swallow of Canoe North Ltd. have promoted paddling sports in the Northwest Territories and helped adventurers from all over the world discover the natural beauty of Canada's North. Located just 40km from the...more
47 Studney Dr, Hay River, Northwest Territories X0E 0R6, Canada
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

I used Canoe North as my outfitter to run the Mackenzie in summer 2017. Doug Swallow, (and by proxy Michelle Swallow and "The Mackenzie River Guide") gave me the right gear and guidance to safely run the river to Tsiigehtchic alone. Doug's staff picked me...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

I went on a canoe trip on the Mackenzie river for the first time in 1976. Last winter (2016), I decided to go back, but this time solo and in a kayak. I contacted Doug Swallow at Canoe North, after few short phone calls and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Canoe North outfitted us for our us with a Clipper Canoe to paddle the 1700km from Hay River to the Beaufort Sea. The boat was in very good condition, spacious, comfortable and stable and quickly became a good friend to us. We sent regular check-in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed August 2, 2016

I can't say enough good things about Doug Swallow and my experience as a customer with Canoe North. We rented an 18.5' canoe, paddles, barrels and life vests. The canoe was in perfect shape and served us well. Doug did all the logistics work, getting...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed February 4, 2015

I decided to rent a kayak with Canoe North instead of bringing my own boat because it was complicated to get my kayak back from Tuktoyatuk. But I was concerned about the quality of the rented material, so I took my own paddle with me...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I paddled down the Mackenzie from Hay River to Tuktoyaktuk. We had no previous experience in canoeing. Doug and his family at Canoe North didn't just rent us the canoe. They also trained us on proper canoeing techniques. They helped us choose...More

2  Thank roberthW1729ZR
Reviewed September 24, 2014

Canoe North has everything you need for your paddling adventures. Great quality gear, knowledgeable owners and excellent guides! They can help you with the logistics of your trip; drop-offs, pick-ups, barge transport etc. and they do it with a smile, because they love what they're...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Canadian Canoe Foundation contracted Canoe North to provide canoe logistics (guiding, equipment, travel) for our Mackenzie River Youth Environmental Education Canoe Trip (Fort Simpson to Wrigley). The owners and guides went out of their way to help set up and deliver an amazing learning...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

We boated the Mackenzie from Hay River to Inuvik and beyond. Doug was a wealth of information and a priceless help!!! Thank you!!

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank P3nn
Reviewed December 10, 2013

My understanding is they offer alot of products but I have only done one- the trip down the Hay River, they pick you up, and drop you off about 25km from Hay River, set you up with all the gear and you get to paddle...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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