Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories is located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. The city offers a wide range of visitor services and is a starting point for many tours and packages. Attractions include the unique NWT Legislative Assembly building, and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. A visitor centre offers a fine introduction to the City’s attractions, from hotels to restaurants, day trips to shopping.
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Inuvik is the largest centre in the Western Arctic region, a jumping off point for adventures in the Mackenzie Delta and along the Arctic Coast. This is the ultimate destination of the amazing Dempster Highway which winds from Dawson City, Yukon across the Arctic Circle. Inuvik boasts a long running arts festival each summer, a selection of comfortable hotels and a range of unique day trips.
This package includes a visit to Yellowknife, then driving our wilderness highways, to Fort Providence and to Fort Simpson. There's an air tour to Virginia Falls, then a return to Hay River on Great Slave Lake and a tour of Alexandra and Louise Falls. Trips on the Mackenzie River, canoeing on the Hay River and a boat tour on Great Slave Lake are planned.
This package is based in Inuvik, with town tours, and a unique hike in Boreal Forest with a team of white huskies. Your destination is a small delta lake with a beaver colony. Relax in a cozy outpost cabin for luncheon, then paddle on the lake if you wish. Next day, travel by boat to Tuktoyaktuk and tour this northern settlement. Then drive the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle.
Visit the Diamond Capital of North America™ a modern city on the edge of the frontier. View the Aurora by dogsled, guided by a world champion dog musher. Tour the galleries and take a trip on an ice road. Then set out by snowmobile for a cozy cabin beside the frozen lake to view the Aurora. Spend an afternoon tubing and dogsledding, then watch for the evening Aurora from your own lit teepee.