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Okpik Arctic Village Summer Package

Join us to connect with nature the most unique way - listen to stories and learn about food from the land

from $2670

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

Experience a three-day adventure at Okpik Arctic Village, beginning with an introduction to our essential food production and manufacturing processes for northern sustainability. Live like a local with hands-on activities, enjoy meals made from freshly harvested ingredients, and sleep in traditional accommodations like tipis, wall tents, or cabins.

Day two includes a scenic boat tour along the Mackenzie River Delta, where you’ll engage in fishing and foraging for local foods, followed by cooking and dining on your gathered fare. Finish your visit with a day of cultural learning about traditional crafts and outdoor activities such as canoeing or kayaking. The journey ends with a scenic boat ride back to Inuvik, leaving you enrichen with the spirit of the Arctic.

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3 days/2 nights

Upcoming Dates

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

Tour/Package Includes

  • Meals Day 1: Lunch and dinner, day 2: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, day 3: Breakfast and lunch

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

  • Accommodations tipi, wall tent, sod house or cabin

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

      Arrive at the Okpik Arctic Village. Start off by settling into your home away from home. We’ll show you around our Village where you will learn about our local manufacturing and food production programs and why they are so important for Northern food security, economic leakage, as well as providing culturally relevant jobs in the community. You’ll have an opportunity to experience hands on, what it’s like living on the land, mixing traditional knowledge with modern science. After this, enjoy a locally harvested and prepared lunch. After lunch, your local guide will take you on a hike along the trapline, where you will experience the beautiful surroundings of the Mackenzie River Delta while learning about hunting and trapping in the Arctic. When you return, you can enjoy a locally harvested and prepared dinner at our camp. 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

      Wake up and enjoy some delicious breakfast. After breakfast, your local guide will take you on a Mackenzie River Delta boat tour. We’ll stop at a few locations along the way, where guests will help check fish nets for the catch of the day, and forage on the tundra for traditional summer food from the land such as plants and berries. Return and enjoy a locally harvested and prepared lunch at our camp. After lunch a local Elder will teach visitors how to prepare a delicious dinner, using ingredients that are harvested from the land that morning. Enjoy the dinner prepared by the group using local ingredients. Guests will again have the option to sleep in a tipi, wall tent or cabin.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
    • Accommodation: traditional

      DAY 3

      On the last morning at our Eco-Village, guests will learn how traditional clothing and handicrafts are made, in addition to learning how hides are tanned and how meat and fish is dried. After enjoying a lunch of seasonally available traditional food, guests of Tundra North Tours are free for the afternoon at the Arctic Eco-Village. You’ll have the option to take a canoe or kayak out on the lake or river; explore trails on the surrounding tundra; or get your hands dirty by joining in one of our farming and harvesting programs. Guides will be available to help you get involved in these optional activities and answer any last minute questions. Finally, as the trip comes to an end, guests will travel by boat from the Arctic Eco-Village back to Inuvik along the Mackenzie River.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, snacks
    • Min 4/Max 20 People
    • 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!
  • 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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