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This tour will take you above the Arctic Circle, to Canada’s Far North

 

Twelve Days

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NW9071 JUL 15, 2019 to JUL 26, 2019


Day 1 Flight to Edmonton, AB
From your joining point today, you will be taken to Pearson International Airport where we will join our flight to Edmonton. Upon arrival in Edmonton we gather our belongings and board our motor coach. We travel to Mayerthorpe, and make a stop at the Fallen Four Memorial Park. From here we continue to our Whitecourt Hotel and our Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 High Level, AB
Northwest from Whitecourt today, we travel through scenic Peace River country, and Grimshaw, which marks Mile Zero on the MacKenzie Highway, as we make our way to High Level, Alberta for overnight. A visit is included today at Battle River Pioneer Museum. (B)

Day 3 High Level, AB
Day trip to LaCrete and a visit to the Mennonite Heritage Museum. Then back to High Level for a tour of Mackenzie Crossroads Museum, a tribute to the Hudson’s Bay Company outposts. (B)

Day 4 Fort Smith, NWT
Today we cross the 60th Parallel, and enjoy a picnic lunch along the MacKenzie Highway. Known as the “Waterfalls” Route, we will make picture stops at Alexandra Falls and Louise Falls. Tonight, we are in Fort Smith. (B,L)

Day 5 Hay River, NWT
A visit this morning to the Northern Life Museum. Then we are off to Wood Buffalo National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. A Parks Canada Guide will join us from Fort Smith to travel with us to Fire Tower as we see the karst sinkholes at the Angus Fire Tower, Wood Buffalo Interpretive Centre, Salt Plains and herds of bison. With 230 species of birds in the park, including the Whooping Crane, binoculars are a must. Mid afternoon, we arrive in Hay River. Tonight, we are in Hay River on the shores of Great Slave Lake where a local Dene artisan will demonstrate some unique crafts such as Moose Hair Tufting or Porcupine Quill Art. (B)

Day 6 Yellowknife, NWT
Departing Hay River, stopping at the Hay River Visitor Centre before continuing to Lady Evelyn Falls and the small Slavey community of Kakisa. Traveling through the MacKenzie Bison Sanctuary and from there travel by Rae-Edzo, the largest Dene community in the Northwest Territories to our overnight stay in Yellowknife. (B)

Day 7 Yellowknife,
Begin your day in Yellowknife with a Guided City tour that will introduce you to the city built on dreams, perseverance and ingenuity. A visit to Buffalo Airways is also included this afternoon. (B)

Day 8 Yellowknife, NWT
Watch for an abundance of birdlife this morning as you tour on Great Slave Lake. It is not uncommon to view Eagles, Arctic Terns and Osprey. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on your own. (B)

Day 9 Inuvik, NWT
Today a flight from Yellowknife across the vast northern landscape takes you to Inuvik for a two-night stay. Lunch included before this afternoon a town tour will demonstrate the unique experience of living at latitude 68 degrees North. Overnight in Inuvik. (B,L)

Day 10 Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
Our exclusive boat and air tour takes you by boat along the East channel to the mouth of the Mackenzie River and the Arctic Ocean to the Inuvialuit community of Tuktoyaktuk. During your adventure we will make stops along the way for the opportunity to explore our beautiful land with your local guide. Stop at a traditional Inuvialuit whaling camp along the Arctic Ocean and learn about the ancient ways of harvesting whale and fish on the Arctic Ocean. Learn about the way of life and how the people of today live their everyday lives along the Arctic coastline. Here you may have the opportunity to try local delicacies such as dried fish, bannock and other cultural food depending on the availablity. While visiting the community of Tuktoyaktuk, a local guide will take you to points of interest on a 2 hour historical tour of the area where you get to learn all about the history of Tuktoyaktuk, see a traditional sod house, and touch the Arctic Ocean. The flight between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk is a scenic flight over the tree line scanning the expansive vista of the spectacular Mackenzie Delta. Return to Inuvik for overnight. (B,L)

Day 11 Yellowknife, NWT
Return to Yellowknife today for further exploration and time to relax. Tonight, a final evening Dinner as a group. (B,D)

Day 12 Flight Home
Today our great northern adventure comes to an end, as the motor coach shuttles us to the Yellowknife airport for our included flight to Toronto, connecting in Edmonton or Calgary. (B)


Cost Includes:

  • Airfare from gateway city to Edmonton & home from Yellowknife 
  • Relaxing Motor Coach Transportation
  • Eleven nights’ accommodation

  • Hotel tax
  • Luggage handling - one per person

  • 11 Breakfasts – some Continental
  • Welcome Dinner in Whitecourt

  • 1 lunch
  • Admission to Battle River Pioneer Village

  • Admission to La Crete Mennonite Heritage Museum
  • Admission to Mackenzie Crossroads Museum

  • Admission to Wood Buffalo National Park
  • Parks Canada Guide from Fire Tower to Fort Smith

  • Admission to the Northern Life Museum
  • Dene Artisans demonstrations

  • Great Slave Lake Harbour Cruise
  • Buffalo Airways visit and tour

  • Return Airfare from Yellowknife to Inuvik
  • Oneway Airfare Tuktoyaktuk to Inuvik

  • Delta Boat Cruise
  • Traditional Whale Camp Cultural Meal

  • Guided tours of Yellowknife and Inuvik 
  • Fully guided tour of Tuktoyaktuk

  • Lunch in Inuvik
  • Farewell Dinner

  • HST and Airtaxes
  • Services of a Tour Director upon arrival in Edmonton


Price (Cdn) per person

Twin $6989.00 (535.75 Taxes incl.)
Single $8149.00 (593.71 Taxes incl.)

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