Kevin Vallely is one of Vancouver, and Canada’s, greatest adventurers. He’s done it all – running the West Coast trail in 10 hours, travelling to the South Pole in the fastest time ever, and then last summer, an epic trip with his family down the Mackenzie River!
On July 4th, 2016 two young families set off to paddle the length of Canada’s largest and longest river, the mighty Mackenzie. Named Deh Cho, or “Big River,” by the Dene people, the free-flowing Mackenzie stretches 1750 kilometers from Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. A paddle journey down the Mackenzie would be a challenge for any explorer but for two young families with three kids in tow it promised to be an adventure of a lifetime.