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
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
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
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
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.