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Okpik Arctic Village Overnight Stay Summer

Explore the Mackenzie Delta, catch your dinner, and enjoy local stories and traditional vibes at Okpik Arctic Village!

from $1610

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

Enjoy a two-day cultural journey to Okpik Arctic Village, starting with a guided boat tour through the Mackenzie Delta where you’ll join us in fishing and foraging. Relax with a traditional dinner and storytelling by local elders, and stay overnight in a tipi, wall tent, or cabin.

The next morning, after breakfast in the tipi, explore our sustainable local manufacturing and food production. Learn from elders how to cook with the ingredients you’ve collected, then enjoy a communal lunch before returning to Inuvik in the afternoon.

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2 Days/1 Night

Upcoming Dates

  • Upon request
  • Seasonal tour offered June 1 - October 10, 2024

Tour/Package Includes

  • Meals light snack, late dinner, breakfast, lunch

  • Accommodations tipi, wall tent or cabin

  • Travel by Sea boat trip from Inuvik to the Okpik Arctic Village (16 km)

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  • Itinerary
  • What to Bring
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Terms of Service
    • DAY 1

      Your guide will pick you up in Inuvik and we will head out on the boat for a tour of the Mackenzie Delta. While enjoying the beautiful scenery you’ll be able to take part in our local fishery and harvesting programs. The boat will stop at a few locations throughout the Delta where guests will check fish nets for the catch of the day and learn how to forage for traditional summer foods such as herbs and berries. A light snack will be provided during the tour as we are having a late dinner at 9pm. Upon arrival at the Eco-Village you’ll head straight to the Tipi for a delicious traditional meal that you can enjoy while hearing storytelling from local Elders. We offer a variety of traditional accommodations, giving the guests an option to sleep in a tipi, wall tent or cabin.

    • Meals: Lunch, dinner, snacks
    • Accommodations: traditional

      DAY 2

      Start off your morning at the Village with breakfast in the tipi. After breakfast, your local guide will give you a tour of our local manufacturing and food production programs and why they’re so important for northern food security, 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. After the tour, Elders will teach the guests how to use the local ingredients that were harvested and foraged the night before to cook a delicious lunch for everyone to enjoy. After lunch your guides will boat you back to Inuvik, arriving back in town by 2 pm.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Min 2/Max 6 people
    • 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, shoes 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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