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

 

Twelve Days

NW7071 - JUL 10, 2017 to JUL 21, 2017


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. (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 Hudsons Bay Company outposts.(B)

Day 4 Hay River, 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. From Hay River’s Vale Island travel across the East Channel onto the Dene Reserve to visit the Dene Cultural Institute. Tonight we are in Hay River on the shores of Great Slave Lake.(B,L)

Day 5 Fort Smith, NWT
A visit this morning, to Wood Buffalo National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. A Parks Canada Guide will join us at the Fire Tower to travel with us to Fort Smith 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. In the afternoon we arrive in Fort Smith to tour the Northern Life Museum. (B)

Day 6 Fort Providence, NWT
Return today through the National Park, stopping at Lady Evelyn Falls and the small Slavey community of Kakisa. A short drive over the new Mackenzie River Bridge brings you to Fort Providence where a delightful evening awaits you starring a local Dene artisan, who demonstrates some unique crafts such as Moose Hair Tufting or Porcupine Quill Art. (B)

Day 7 Yellowknife,
Begin your day traveling through the MacKenzie Bison Sanctuary and from there travel by Rae-Edzo, the largest Dene community in the Northwest Territories. On arrival in Yellowknife early this afternoon a Guided City tour 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 cruise 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. This afternoon a town tour will demonstrate the unique experience of living at latitude 68 degrees North. Overnight in Inuvik. (B)

Day 10 Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
A morning flight to Tuktoyaktuk, located about 80 miles north of Inuvik and can only be reached by aircraft. You will experience local Inuvaluit culture, an ice house, unique churches and craft shopping. Try to attain your “Arctic Ocean Toe Dipping Certificate”. In the afternoon return to Inuvik for dinner and overnight.(B,D)

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 Edmonton. From Edmonton we connect to our flight to Toronto. (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 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 Cruise
  • Buffalo Airways visit and tour
  • Return Airfare from Yellowknife to Inuvik
  • Return Airfare Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk
  • Guided tours of Yellowknife and Inuvik
  • Fully guided tour of Tuktoyaktuk
  • Dinner in Inuvik
  • Farewell Dinner
  • HST and Airtaxes
  • Services of a Tour Director upon arrival in Edmonton

Price (Cdn) per person

Twin $6449.00 (incl. 447.12 taxes)
Single $7449.00 (incl. 497.91 taxes)

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