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Great Northern Adventure Signature Package

Visit two amazing Canadian Territories in a 5 day trip. Start in Dawson City and make your way, by automobile, boat and plane, up to the Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean!

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from $4600

  • Summer
  • Multi-Day Packages
  • Family Friendly / Easy

In this multi-day adventure you will get to discover two of Canada’s Territories, over a 5 day period. This includes seeing the gold rush mecca of Dawson City, the famous Dempster Highway, a traditional and active Inuit whaling camp, the Mackenzie Delta and Arctic tundra, Tombstone National Park, the community of Tuktoyaktuk along the Arctic Coast, the geological wonders of the pingo’s, all by the hands of your guide. Along the way you will have many cultural displays, tours by boat, plane, and experiences that you will hold with you forever.

 

Note: Departing from Yellowknife is an available option.

5 days

Upcoming Dates

  • July 13 - 17, 2018
  • July 18 - 22, 2018

Tour/Package Includes

  • Travel by Sea Tuktoyaktuk Delta River Cruise

  • Travel by Car Town Tour of Inuvik and Dawson City & Dempster Highway Tour

  • Meals Cultural Dinner

  • Accommodations Hotels


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  • Itinerary 1
  • Itinerary 2
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  • Cancellation Policy
  • Day 1

    Meals: N/A

    Catch your morning flight from Dawson to Inuvik, where your guide will meet you. From here you will be taken on a unique and informative tour to visit the sled-dog kennels and learn from a local musher about the dogs and what it takes to successfully train sled dogs.  After the dog kennel tour you will experience a Town Tour of Inuvik which will teach you about the history and culture that immerses this northern community. This also includes a tour within the world famous Igloo Church. After this tour you will be taken to your hotel to check-in. The rest of the evening is for you to explore all the unique areas Inuvik has to offer.

    Day 2

    Meals: Dinner

    This is your free day to explore the magic of Inuvik and all it has to offer. Come 6pm you will be  shuttled to experience your ‘Taste the Arctic’ Cultural Dinner.You will start with a tour of the largest most northern greenhouse in the world. Learn about the history of the greenhouse, the impact of 24 hour day light on the plants, and about the impact it has on this northern community! Following you will have the opportunity to sample the food that is harvested from the land, and to learn about the Inuvialuit history, their way of life and the rich culture held by the Inuvialuit. After that you will get another Cultural experience, such as Traditional Dance, Traditional Works shops, or Cultural Display depending on the Dates Chosen. After your evening filled with arctic and aboriginal cultural, you will be shuttled back to your hotel.

    DAY 3

    Meals:  Bagged Lunch, Traditional Snacks

    Wake up and enjoy breakfast and coffee. You have an exciting day ahead, and in the early morning you will depart Inuvik and travel by boat to Tuktoyaktuk.

    This spectacular boat tour will take you through the second largest delta in the world, the famed ‘Mackenzie River Delta’ and the entire natural splendor! Your first stop along the way will be a visit to a bush camp where you will get a taste of the way of life here. Later, you will continue by boat on the exciting journey as you venture through majestic scenery, past creeks and channels, watching for and spotting unique wildlife along the waterway!

    Shortly after the Mackenzie River meets the Arctic Ocean, we will stop at a traditional Inuvialuit whaling camp where your local Inuvialuit host will speak about the history of the traditional culture, and about their way of life today. During this unique and informative tour, you will see the tools and infrastructure needed for people to live along the Arctic Coast and survive off the land above the tree line. Later you will enjoy a traditional meal prepared by your host, as you learn how it was harvested and prepared. The phenomenal immersion into culture continues while stories are passed down, and you have a chance to view artifacts that are part of Inuvialuit heritage.

    Next, you will continue by boat across the Arctic Ocean from the whaling camp, onwards to Tuktoyaktuk, where you will see the Pingos – famed landmarks made of surreal geographical formations. Keep your camera handy as you can also watch for beluga whales along the way! Upon arrival at the Tuk Harbor, your local guide will meet you. Here you will learn about the rich cultural history of this Inuvialuit community and how they are connected to the landscape, as you visit the DEW line, walk on a Pingo, see an old traditional sod house, and then dip your toes or take a swim in the Arctic Ocean to earn your official ‘Arctic Ocean Certificate’!

    After this unforgettable tour, you will be shuttled to the airport for your flight back to Inuvik, where you will fly over the majestic Mackenzie Delta and Arctic Tundra to Inuvik. Once you have arrived in Inuvik you will be shuttled back to your hotel for the evening and a good night’s rest.

     

    Day 4

    Meals: Bagged Lunch

    Wake up and enjoy the morning coffee as you will be departing Inuvik at 8am for your tour and an epic drive on the Dempster Highway, NT to Eagle Plains, YT.

    This is an exciting excursion as we’ll be crossing both the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers by ferry and will be making stops in the Gwichin Communities of Siigehtchic and in Fort McPherson to experience their Visitors Centre, as well as to visit the graves of the lost patrol. This drive is full of sights and unique terrain, rich with history and culture, so keep your cameras ready! As we continue on the adventure, our next stops include the NWT/Yukon border and then to the Arctic Circle, and the stunning scenery which abounds. Here is a great photo opportunity to capture the towering monuments and share the scenes with your friends as you later tell the tale of driving the famous Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle! You’ll arrive at your accommodations for the evening at Eagle Plains, YT.

    Day 5

    Meals: Bagged Lunch

    Wake up to another fresh Arctic morning! You’ll be departing Eagle Plains at 8am, continuing along the Dempster Highway

    with more breathtaking views of the Ogilvie and Richardson Mountains and a stop at beautiful Tombstone Territorial Park.

    Here is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique wilderness found here, as you explore rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant

    wildlife, all of which are an integral part of the rich First Nations culture that has called this land home for generations. You will arrive in Dawson City, Yukon around 6pm for the evening. The evening is when Dawson City erupts with energy. Visit any of the local saloons, or try your hand at a game of cards at the oldest Casino in Canada, Diamond Tooth Gerties. Make sure not to miss the Can Can girls performance which happens three times a night at the famed Casino.

    Note: Dates and activities are subject to change

  • DAY 1

    Meals: Bagged Lunch, snacks.

    Wake up to a fresh northern morning in Dawson City! You’ll be departing for Eagle Plains at 8am, enjoying along the Dempster Highway breathtaking views of the Ogilvie and Richardson Mountains and a stop at beautiful Tombstone Territorial Park.

    Here is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique wilderness found here, as you explore rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant

    wildlife, all of which are an integral part of the rich First Nations culture that has called this land home for generations.

     

    After your day driving on one of the most beautiful highways in the world, you arrive at a secluded hotel in the middle of the Tundra with a 360 degree view of breath taking landscape, this will be home for the night.

     

    Day 2

    Meals: Bagged lunch, snacks

     

    Wake up and enjoy the morning coffee before departing Eagle plains, YK for Inuvik, NT around 8am. This is an exciting excursion with stops the include the NWT/Yukon border and then to the Arctic Circle, and the stunning scenery which abounds. Here is a great photo opportunity to capture the towering monuments and share the scenes with your friends as you later tell the tale of driving the famous Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle! As we continue on the adventure, we’ll be crossing both the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers by ferry and will be making stops in the Gwichin Communities of Siigehtchic and in Fort McPherson to experience their Visitors Centre, as well as to visit the graves of the lost patrol. This drive is full of sights and unique terrain, rich with history and culture, so keep your cameras ready! You’ll arrive at your accommodations for the evening in Inuvik, NT.

     

    Day 3

    Meals: Dinner

     

    In this morning you will wake up at your discretion, and enjoy a relaxing morning coffee and breakfast. You will also have the first part of the morning and afternoon to see the local events going on, weather that be for the Great Northern Arts Festival, or other local events during the time of your package. Around 2 pm you will be taken on a unique and informative tour to visit the sled-dog kennels and learn from a local musher about the dogs and what it takes to successfully train sled dogs.  After the dog kennel tour you will experience a Town Tour of Inuvik which will teach you about the history and culture that immerses this northern community. After the tours you will be taken to the Inuvik green house for your Cultural Dinner. Here you will have the opportunity to try local food, and experience traditions clothing and artifacts, with stories and history to back them up. This is a truly cultural experienced hosted by your Inuit host. After the dinner is completed you have the even to enjoy more of the Great Northern Arts Festival including the Northern Fashion show!

     

    Day 4  

    Meals:  Bagged Lunch, Traditional Snacks

     

    Wake up and enjoy breakfast and coffee. You have an exciting day ahead, and in the early morning you will depart Inuvik and travel by boat to Tuktoyaktuk.

    This spectacular boat tour will take you through the second largest delta in the world, the famed ‘Mackenzie River Delta’ and the entire natural splendor! Your first stop along the way will be a visit to a bush camp where you will get a taste of the way of life here. Later, you will continue by boat on the exciting journey as you venture through majestic scenery, past creeks and channels, watching for and spotting unique wildlife along the waterway! Shortly after the Mackenzie River meets the Arctic Ocean, we will stop at a traditional Inuvialuit whaling camp where your local Inuvialuit host will speak about the history of the traditional culture, and about their way of life today. During this unique and informative tour, you will see the tools and infrastructure needed for people to live along the Arctic Coast and survive off the land above the tree line. Later you will enjoy a traditional meal prepared by your host, as you learn how it was harvested and prepared. The phenomenal immersion into culture continues while stories are passed down, and you have a chance to view artifacts that are part of Inuvialuit heritage.

    Next, you will continue by boat across the Arctic Ocean from the whaling camp, onwards to Tuktoyaktuk, where you will see the Pingos – famed landmarks made of surreal geographical formations. Keep your camera handy as you can also watch for beluga whales along the way! Upon arrival at the Tuk Harbor, your local guide will meet you. Here you will learn about the rich cultural history of this Inuvialuit community and how they are connected to the landscape, as you visit the DEW line, walk on a Pingo, see an old traditional sod house, and then dip your toes or take a swim in the Arctic Ocean to earn your official ‘Arctic Ocean Certificate’!

    After this unforgettable tour, you will be shuttled to the airport for your flight back to Inuvik, where you will fly over the majestic Mackenzie Delta and Arctic Tundra to Inuvik. Once you have arrived in Inuvik you will be shuttled back to your hotel for the evening and a good night’s rest.

     

    Day 5

    Meals : N/A

    In this morning you have free time to explore to town of Inuvik and to purchase any last minute souvenirs before you shuttle picks you up at 11:30am to depart for you flight back to Dawson City.

     

     

  • As the Arctic weather can change quite rapidly, we always suggest you bring clothing for all weather. Temperatures can sink to 0C and get as high at 35C in the summer. Make sure to bring water bottle, Bug spray, shows with good tread, and don’t forget your camera!

  • Departing Flights from Yellowknife available for additional  650$.

     

    Private Room bookings for one person is an additional 450$

     

    July 15-19, 2017  (Great Northern Arts Festival / Itinerary 1)

    July 21-25, 2017  (Great Northern Arts Festival / Itinerary 2)

    August 25-29, 2017 (Northern Lights / Itinerary 1)

    August 31- September 4, 2017 (Northern Lights / Itinerary 2)

  • As most our costs are incurred long before the actual trip, rental or tour takes place, we are bound to the following cancellation fees:

    • 90 Days before tour start: Full refund
    • 90 – 61 days before tour start: 75% refund
    • 60 – 30 days before tour start: 50% refund
    • 30 or fewer days before tour start: No refund possible

    Exceptions to this cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including, terrorism, civil unrest or personal emergencies. If unforeseen circumstances require a change in itinerary, we will make every effort to work out an alternative solution. If for any reason we cannot start the tour, due to circumstances, including but not limited, to severe weather, mechanical breakdown or road closures, you will receive a full refund.

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