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Ivvavik National Park Adventure

Explore Inuvik, do a spectacular flight tour and bus tour of Tuktoyaktuk and Camp and hike in one of the most remote National Parks in Canada! You will be transported to gorgeous panoramic views of Ivvavik National Park.

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from $7500

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

This Package includes 2 Nights Stay at the Mackenzie hotel, a Tuktoyaktuk Flight Tour, and 5 day Ivvavik National Park Trip, and a cultural dinner in Inuvik!

Ivvavik National ParkImniarvik Fly-in Base Camp: A Northern Iconic Experience
Explore this amazing landscape under the 24-hours of daylight of the midnight sun!

Climb aboard a Twin Otter bush plane for your Arctic adventure of a lifetime. Fly over the Mackenzie Delta and into the heart of the British Mountains. Hear the stories and experience the culture of your Inuvialuit hosts. Explore the breathtaking mountain wilderness of Ivvavik National Park. Kick back and relax under the midnight sun at a comfortable Arctic base camp. Parks Canada guided Arctic base camp trips make this hiker’s paradise easier to get to.

Base Camp Trip with Herschel Island Stop Over Excursion! ($750 Extra)

Complete your Arctic Adventure with a visit to the Yukon Arctic coast. Join the Yukon Parks’ Rangers for a tour of the incredible Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park. Immerse yourself in a land of timeless beauty, northern history, keeping an eye out for a passing whale. For the brave – this is your chance to dip your toe (or more!) in the Arctic Ocean. This tour includes a two hour stop at Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park.

7 days

Upcoming Dates

  • June 11 to 17, 2017
  • June 15 to 21, 2017
  • June 19 to 25, 2017

Tour/Package Includes

  • Travel by Air Scenic flight to and from Ivvavik National Park

  • Accommodations Mackenzie Hotel; Sheep Creek Base Camp

  • Meals All meals included during Ivvavik trip, NO meals supplied while in Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Flight Tour

  • Meals Cultural Dinner

  • Travel by Air Round Trip Flights from Yellowknife to Inuvik

  • Shuttle Shuttle to and from the Inuvik Airport


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  • Itinerary Details
  • More Dates
  • What to Bring
  • More Information
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Day 1: Arrive in Inuvik, check into hotel and get ready for your Cultural Dinner, After this dinner you will be shuttled back to your hotel

    Day 2: Depart to Ivvavik National Park camp at Sheep Creek.

    Your itinerary will be discussed with you by your guides once you arrive at the base camp. It will depend on hiking ability of the group, weather and wildlife.

    Day 6: Leave Sheep Creek and arrive back in Inuvik. Once arrived you will be shuttled to you hotel room to check in, then brought to your Tuktoyaktuk Flight Tour.

    Day 7: Morning of exploring Inuvik before you departure Flight.

  • Pick Your Dates for 2017!

    2017 5-Day Catered Trips

    • June 11 to 17
    • June 15 to 21
    • June 19 to 25
    • June 23 to 29
    • June 27 to July 3

    2017 5-Day Catered Trip with Herschel Island Excursion ($750 Extra)

    • July 1 to 7
    • July 5 to 11
  • Parks Canada provides for your use:

    • Accommodation in Canvas Walled Tents
    • Bed
    • Treated drinking water
    • Bear deterrents
    • Field guides (flowers, plants, birds) • Hiking poles
    • Flush toilets with toilet paper supplied
    • Camping stove, fuel, pots, bowls, cups, plates, cutlery, and a coffee percolator
    • Outdoor cooking facilities including bear-safe storage, garbage and water disposal
    • Dish soap, wash basin, cloths, scrubbies
    • Earplugs (in case of snoring or enthusiastic willow ptarmigan)

    Catered Trips: Include breakfast, lunch, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Catered visitors are welcome to bring personal food and beverages, as long as they fall within luggage weight limits and are kept in the bear-safe storage. Catered visitors can bring up to 35 lbs/16 kg of luggage per person.

    You should bring:

    • Duffle bag or back-pack to carry your gear
    • Small daypack for hikes
    • Sturdy hiking footwear with good ankle support
    • Light shoes or sandals for camp, creek crossings
    • Sleeping bag rated to -5 or -10 (a sheet liner adds warmth on cold nights and comfort on hot nights)
    • Water container (2-3 litres) to carry on hikes
    • Your favourite travel mug
    • Light, weather-proof (eg. GoreTex) jacket and pants for wind and precipitation
    • Warm middle layer (eg. fleece) for top and bottom
    • Merino wool or synthetic base layer for top and bottom (ie. long underwear)
    • Underwear (remember what Mom always said)
    • Comfortable hiking socks for each day
    • Warm hat and gloves/mitts
    • Sunhat, sunscreen & chapstick
    • Bug jacket and/or repellent
    • Small personal first aid kit
    • Personal toiletries and medications
    • Bathing suit
    • Sleep mask (if midnight sun will disturb your sleep)
    • Other equipment such as binoculars, camera, fishing rod, GPS, etc.

    Please note that excessive alcohol consumption is not appropriate in this remote setting, for reasons of safety

  • What does the price include?

    • Transportation between the Parks Canada office in Inuvik and the airport
    • Charter flights from Inuvik, NT to Ivvavik National Park, YT and return
    • Use of Imniarvik base camp facilities including washrooms and bear-safe storage
    • Use of camping mattress
    • Accommodation in prospector or mountaineering tents
    • All meals and snacks
    • Guided hikes
    • Inuvialuit cultural host
    • Northern backcountry use fee

    What optional features are available?

    • Parks Canada Fishing License (Daily $9.80, Annual $34.30)

    Is this trip for me?

    The optional interpretative hikes on this experience are of varying lengths and difficulty. There are no marked trails and the terrain varies from fairly flat to hummocky, with some steep and very steep sections. Good waterproof hiking boots with strong ankle support are required for your comfort and safety.

    Easy, moderate and strenuous hiking options are available. It is recommended that you have the ability to hike over uneven terrain for a half to a full day.

    Questions? Do you have a question we haven’t answered? We would be happy to provide you with more details. Get in touch with us!

  • 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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