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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!

from from $5750

  • 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 tour package includes seeing the gold rush mecca of Dawson City, driving the famous Dempster Highway, visiting a traditional and active Inuit whaling camp on the Mackenzie Delta and exploring the community of Tuktoyaktuk along the Arctic Coast. All by the hands of a local and experienced Inuit guides. Along the way you will visit many cultural displays, enjoy tours by boat, vehicle, and plane, making memories that you won’t likely forget.

Note: Departing from Yellowknife is an available option.

5 days

Upcoming Dates

  • June 30th - July 4th 2023 (itinerary 2)
  • Other dates upon request

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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Whitehorse Yukon To Inuvik Northwest Territories Road Tour

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  • Itinerary 1
  • Itinerary 2
  • What to Bring
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Itinerary:

    Day 1

    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, learning about the Northern community before taking you to your accommodation for the evening.

    Day 2

    Depart Inuvik for Tuktoyaktuk, in a spectacular Highway Tour along the new Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk-Highway. Along the way you will cross the treeline, see pingoes and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Day 3

    This is your free day to explore the magic of Inuvik, and all it has to offer. At 4:00 pm, you will be shuttled to experience your “Taste the Arctic” cultural dinner at the Okpik Arctic Village including a boat tour. You will have the opportunity to sample the food that is harvested from the land, and learn about the Inuvialuit history, their way of life, and the rich culture held by the Inuvialuit.

    Day 4

    Get ready for a drive down the Dempster Highway! We will venture along the Tundra/Taiga from Inuvik towards Eagle Plains. Along the drive, we will stop at the communities of Fort McPherson, and Tsiigehtchic, while also going across the Mackenzie and Peel River with ferries. Other opportunities to get out and enjoy the views include the NWT/Yukon boarder, as well as the Arctic Circle.

    Day 5

    A fresh Arctic Morning! You’ll depart Eagle Plains along the Dempster Highway with breathtaking views of the Ogilvie and Richardson Mountains and a stop at the beautiful Tombstone Territorial Park to immerse yourself in the unique wilderness! Explore rugged peaks, permafrost landforms, and abundant wildlife, all of which are an integral part of the rich First Nation culture. You will arrive in Dawson City, Yukon around 6pm for the evening, when the “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
    You will depart Dawson City, Yukon, along the Dempster Highway. You will pass the beautiful Tombstone Territorial Park where you will find yourself immersed in the unique wilderness. Explore rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant wildlife, all of which are integral part of the rich First Nation culture. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the Richardson and Ogilvie Mountains until you reach Eagle Plains.

    Lunch, snacks, hotel accommodations

    Day 2
    A fresh Arctic morning! We will depart Eagle Plains and will venture along the Tundra/Taiga towards Inuvik. Along the drive, we will cross the Arctic Circle as well as the NWT/Yukon border, go across the Mackenzie and Peel River with ferries and also stop at the communities of Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson. You will have many opportunities to get out and enjoy breathtaking views. Your guide will pick you up in Inuvik and we will head out on the boat for a tour of the Mackenzie Delta. A light snack will be provided during the tour as we are having a late dinner. Upon arrival at the Okpik Arctic Village you’ll head straight to the Tipi for a delicious traditional meal that you can enjoy while learning storytelling from locals. We offer a variety of traditional accommodations, giving the guests an option to sleep in a tipi or wall tent (igloo or quinzhee in winter). Hotel accommodations available by request.

    Lunch, snacks, dinner, traditional accommodations

    Day 3
    Start off your morning at the Village with breakfast in the tipi. After breakfast, your local guide will give you a tour of the Village and explain our local manufacturing and food production programs and why they are so important for northern food sovereignty, economic leakage, as well as providing culturally relevant jobs in the community. During your tour you’ll have the opportunity to take part and experience how we live off the land through mixing traditional ecological knowledge and modern science and traditional activities such as hide tanning and fisheries, dog sled kennel tour. After the tour, locals will teach the guests how to use the local ingredients from the land and garden to cook a delicious lunch for everyone to enjoy. After lunch, join us on our boat tour through the beautiful Mackenzie Delta on the way back to Inuvik. The boat will stop at several locations for you to  check the fish net and enjoy the majestic scenery. Arriving back in town by 5 pm. This is your free day to explore the magic of Inuvik, and all it has to offer.it.You will start with a tour of the largest and most northern greenhouse in the world. Learn about the history of the greenhouse, the impact of 24-hour daylight 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 learn about the Inuvialuit history, their way of life, and the rich culture held by the Inuvialuit.

    Breakfast, lunch, snacks, hotel accommodations

    Day 4
    Travel the brand new Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway from Inuvik to the coastal community of Tuk (local name) on the brand new and only highway to the Arctic Ocean. Your local guide will share stories and history of the area, pointing out local landmarks and other points of interest including the Lady of Lourdes Schooner, Traditional Sod House, local Churches, Distant Early Warning Site, Trans Canada Trailhead site. After your Tuk tour, you will receive a cultural tasting where you get to try locally sourced food, and you will have some time to explore Tuktoyaktuk by foot, enjoying everything the Hamlet has to offer. After 3-4 hours in Tuktoyaktuk you will return down the Mackenzie Valley Highway back to Inuvik. 

    Lunch, snacks, hotel accommodations

    Day 5
    On your last day you will experience a town tour of Inuvik, learning about the Northern community before taking you to the airport.

    Note: Days and activities are subject to change.

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

  • 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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