Why choose South Nahanni Airways

We appreciate that you have choices on how you travel to and from the many spectacular sites around Fort Simpson, here are some reasons you should choose to fly with us!


South Nahanni Airways is owned and operated by locals who have lived in the region for over 20 years. Our aircraft have safely carried thousands of explorers and adventurers to the most beautiful secluded sites the Nahanni region has to offer.


Our Fleet of aircraft has been carefully chosen and custom tailored to exceed expectations. We won't pilot-geek out on you and go into the details but let's just say our aircraft are the envy of the other airlines operating in the North.


You've planned your special trip and the last thing you want is a lack of communication to take it off the rails. Our office staff will ensure you have all the information you need, and keep you informed of any challenges as they arise.

About South Nahanni Airways

We are proud of our experienced pilots and our top priority is always your safety and comfort.

We invite you to fly with us to a corner of the Northwest Territories that few people know, yet which has some of the most awesome scenery on the continent. Wherever you choose to fly, South Nahanni Airways promises you a truly unforgettable experience at a reasonable rate. As we say up here, Mahsi Cho (thank you)!

Meet our team

Let's face it, it is the people in any organization that make it great, and here at South Nahanni Airways we have paired legendary aircraft with highly talented and experienced pilots.
Laverna Martel

Laverna Martel



Thor Moen

Thor Moen

Operations Manager

Thor began flying at 15 years of age and has now been a resident of the North for 5 years. His favourite spot in the Nahanni is Glacier Lake, looking up at the Cirque of the Unclimbables.

Bart Caron

Bart Caron

Pilot in Command

Originally from the Netherlands. Bart has been living in Canada for 17 years, spending the last year and a half up in Fort Simpson. Bart's favourite spot is The Gate, located in the 3rd canyon of the Nahanni National Park.


See what our customers have to say about South Nahanni Airways
Stephan Mackenzie

Stephan Mackenzie

Maple Ridge, BC - Canada

Choosing South Nahanni Airways was the single best decision I made when I decided to explore Virginia Falls and the Nahanni Park region. Consummate professionals and I cannot say enough about my confidence in the equipment and abilities of this company.

Leslie Irvine

Leslie Irvine

Dawson Creek, BC - Canada

We would like to express our appreciation for the outstanding and professional service provided to our group as we planned our Nahanni River canoe trip and our flight into Rabbit Kettle Lake. Read More by clicking on the image above.

Dale Floyd

Dale Floyd

Maple Ridge, BC - Canada

South Nahanni took my wife and I to Virginia Falls, the flight was fantastic, very smooth and the take off and landing felt safe, which is always a plus.

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South Nahanni Airways Ltd.
9414 Antoine Drive , Fort Simpson,
Northwest Territories
X0E 0N0 Canada


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+1 (867) 695-2263
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