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Okpik Arctic Village Winter Package

Learn about hunting and trapping, taste food from the land, listen to stories and build an igloo!

from $3400

  • Winter
  • Multi-Day Packages

Experience a three-day adventure at Okpik Arctic Village, starting with a tour of our local food production and manufacturing processes essential for northern food security. Learn traditional skills like igloo building and enjoy meals made from locally sourced ingredients. Day two includes a hike along a trapline, insights into traditional hunting and trapping, and participating in food harvesting.

Learn to prepare dinner with freshly gathered ingredients and spend another night in traditional Arctic accommodation. Wrap up your stay with a morning exploring Indigenous artifacts and a free afternoon to engage in activities like skiing, biking, or working with our dog team. And finish your journey with a scenic drive back to Inuvik.

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3 days/2 nights

Upcoming Dates

  • Upon request

Tour/Package Includes

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

  • Travel by Car on the ice road from Inuvik to the Okpik Arctic Village (16 km)

  • Accommodations Igloo, tipi or cabin

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  • What to Bring
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  • 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, everyone will have fun learning how to build an Igloo! Local Indigenous
    guides will give you a taste of how their Ancestors survived the harsh Arctic winters on the land. Return to the campsite and 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 an igloo, tipi or cabin.

    DAY 2

    Join your local guide for a hike along the trap line. You’ll have the rare opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the frozen tundra this time of year, while learning about traditional and current hunting and trapping ways in the Beaufort/Delta Region of Canada’s Arctic. Then you’ll return to the campsite and enjoy a locally harvested and prepared lunch. After lunch, guests will help harvest food from our Arctic farm and fishery, and will learn from an Elder how to create a delicious dinner using ingredients they harvested earlier that day. End the day with a flavourful dinner prepared with ingredients harvested and prepared by the group. Guests will have the option to experience traditional methods of winter camping by sleeping in a tipi, igloo or cabin, as the Gwich’in and Inuvialuit people have done for millennia. If the skies are clear, you just might get to see the Northern Lights as they dance vibrantly in the night sky.

    DAY 3

    On the last morning at our Eco-Village, we take a look at historical Indigenous artifacts, tools, traditional garments, local arts and crafts, and fur pelts. Learn from our local hosts, how important these items were and still are, to the Indigenous people of this Arctic Region. Return to the campsite and enjoy a lunch of seasonally available traditional food. Guests of Tundra North Tours will finally finish off their stay by enjoying a free afternoon to experience life in our fully functioning Arctic Igloo Eco-Village, in whatever way they please. Take out the cross-country skis or snowshoes and explore the Arctic tundra on which we live, ride the trails on our electric fat bikes, play with our dog team, or even get your hands dirty in one of our farming and harvesting programs. Whatever you choose to do, I’m sure it’ll be fun! As the trip comes to an end, guests will travel by truck or van from the Arctic Eco-Village back to Inuvik on the Mackenzie River.

  • Personal products, warm clothes, water bottle, and a camera. Leave the rest to 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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