Whitewater Rafting The Firth River
The Firth River travels into the northwest region of Alaska and flows through the British Mountains. Bending into the coastal plains of Northern Yukon, the river finally falls into Beaufort Sea southwest of Hersechel Island. Being a small volume river, Firth moves down towards the coast gracefully, giving rafters enough interesting rapids to explore.
The river sports waters of Class III and Class IV rapids, with several technical obstacles including chutes and ledges. Rafting is real fun and exciting here; the rafters flowing down through river Firth can surely get the greatest rafting pleasure and experience the cold waters splashing all over. A rafting expedition on the river also presents a spectacular wilderness adventure and ample opportunities to view the wildlife. While rafting along the river, you can enjoy the stunning cultural and natural features of the region. As the river lies in an extremely remote and lush wilderness, viewing the wildlife there increases the excitement of the trip.
You can even go camping along the several river sections, as the area sports grassy meadows, gravel bars and even sandy beaches. The barren slopes and ridges offers outstanding views of the British Mountains as well as the river valley, all these are especially reachable from the riverside camps.
One of the oldest rivers in Canada, the entire water shed of the river forms a boundary to the Ivvavik National Park in Canada and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The several natural parks on the river preserve the wilderness of the area and serves as a home to several thousands caribou of the west Porcupine herd.