South Nahanni River flows onto stamp series promoting travel and exploration

Renowned Canadian outdoors photographer Colin Field’s photo of paddlers on Tehjeh Deé (the South Nahanni River) in Nááts’įhch’oh (NATS-INCH-OHN) National Park Reserve in the Sahtu region has received the stamp of approval from Canada Post.

The small-town Ontario photographer’s image is included in the 2024 From Far and Wide series, which features nine scenic locations, in seven provinces and two territories, each taken by a different photographer from across Canada.

The series is the most common type of postage used for everyday mailings, the stamps Canadians see on much of their mail, reads a news release.

Some other stamps feature Sunflowers in Altona, MB by Mike Grandmaison; Galiano Island, BC by James Stevenson and Qarlinngua (KAR-LING-WAH) sea arch – Arctic Bay, Nunavut (Clare Kines).

Launched in 2018, the multi-year From Far and Wide series celebrates Canada’s natural beauty and vibrant cultural landscapes.

The issue also includes a collectible souvenir sheet and postcards featuring each of the nine stamps.

Colin Field is the editor-at-large with Mountain Life Magazine and Kitesurfing Magazine. He also has a number of freelance clients both in an editorial and commercial capacity.

The South Nahanni River is a major tributary of the Liard River, located roughly 500 kilometres west of Yellowknife. The Nahanni has become a destination for whitewater adventure seekers around the world.

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