Mackenzie Delta Ice Road Tour
$350 per person plus GST tax
This tour gives you a spectacular drive right across the Mackenzie Delta to the little village of Aklavik, the birthplace of Inuvik and the burial spot of the infamous outlaw, the Madd Trapper of Rat River. The ice road to Aklavik winds its way through several narrow river channels in the Delta and crosses the main channel of the Mackenzie River. You get a spectacular view of the mountains behind Aklavik as you get closer to the village. In Aklavik you can see the Mad Trappers grave and see this sleepy little town that existed long before Inuvik was built.
New Tundra Highway Tour to the Arctic Ocean!
$450 per person plus GST
The new highway from Inuvik to Tuk will open in November of 2017. Be among the first to travel on it. This highway completes Canada’s link to road access from coast to coast to coast. This gravel road winds its way 120 kilometres from the Mackenzie Delta over open tundra above the tree line, around beautiful little lakes and hills all the way to the Inuvialuit village of Tuktoyaktuk up on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. This tour also includes a cultural visit and a traditional meal in a native home In Tuk.
Notes: Due to Arctic weather conditions such as wind storms etc. your tours could be delayed to another day because of road closures. Please allow an extra day or two in Inuvik.
This package includes a spectacular drive on an Arctic ice road right across the Mackenzie Delta through several beautiful river channels to the sleepy little village of Aklavik nestled at the base of the Richardson Mountains. Aklavik is the birthplace of Inuvik and the burial spot of the infamous Mad Trapper of Rat River. We will also drive you on the new tundra highway to the Arctic Ocean and the Inuvialuit settlement of Tuktoyaktuk. This package also gives you some great dog sledding with our beautiful white huskies on scenic trails in the Mackenzie Delta with lunch around a campfire. Then drive a snowmobile on a tour to a secluded cabin in the heart of nature where you will be served lunch and relax by the wood stove.
Check in to an Arctic Chalet cabin unit for 5 nights
Quick town tour
Full-day drive on the new road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk
Ice road tour to Aklavik
Dog sledding tour with campfire & a hot lunch
Snowmobile tour to the Arctic Loon Cabin (includes a light lunch at the cabin)
Airport shuttle for your flight south
Included in this package are:
5 nights accommodations in a cozy cabin unit
Use of snowshoes
Courtesy vehicle to use between town centre and Arctic Chalet or shuttles
Meals in town are not included.
Guides, tours & equipment
For your outdoor activities we will supply a winter parka, snow pants and boots so you can stay warm while playing outside in the snow!
A deposit of $420 will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking (non-refundable). The balance of $1470 will be charged to your credit card 30 days ahead (non-refundable).
Notes: Due to Arctic weather conditions such as wind storms etc. your tours on the ice roads could be delayed to another day because of road closures. We will do our best to change your itinerary around as needed. In the event of a last minute cancellation of your package be prepared. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for all of your travel in the north.
Reindeer/Ice Road Package
Visit to the Amazing Reindeer Herd
$550 per person plus GST
Come on an exciting Arctic adventure to visit the spectacular Canadian Reindeer Herd in their winter grazing area. You will be driving your own snowmobile on this guided tour from Inuvik in the Mackenzie Delta up to the beautiful Arctic tundra where these animals spend the winter. The snowmobile trip is about 2.5 hours long or shorter if we drive you in a vehicle most of the way. This trip gives you a chance to see some amazing open country above the tree line. One of the reindeer herders will meet us and guide us to the herd where you can see 2,000 to 3,000 animals feeding and resting. We will not be chasing and disturbing the herd! This is a really good photo opportunity that you will not want to miss. To keep you warm we will supply a high quality winter anorak, windbreaker, snow pants, fur mitts and mukluks and we will give you some valuable tips on how you and your equipment can stay warm. After visiting the herd we will take you to our winter camp not far from the herd, to rest, have a hot lunch and warm up before the return trip. (This tour is also available as an overnight camping trip to our heated tent camp where you will stay for one or two nights with an extra day or two of snowmobiling in this pristine environment.)
First Trip March
$2690 per person plus GST
This package is designed for adventurous, active people who would like to travel in the north with real Arctic huskies from one heated destination to another. Winter camping in comfort! Each person is given a dog team to drive. Two side trips are included in the package to see the Canadian Reindeer Herd and to drive the new road to Tuktoyaktuk up on the Arctic Ocean.
Airport welcome and shuttle to Arctic Chalet
Check into a cabin
Do an introductory dog sled tour to get acquainted with your dogs
Short town of Inuvik tour
Travel to the Arctic Loon Cabin with the dogs (2.5 hour run). Enjoy some some snowshoeing and possibly relax in the outdoor hot tub. Spend the night in the heart of nature. Comfort without electricity or running water!
Dogsled back to the Chalet.
Enjoy a hot shower & spend the night in your full-service cabin.
Travel up onto the tundra with the dogs to the Jimmy Lake Camp (5 hour run with a 1-hour rest). Overnight in a heated tent.
Snowmobile to the reindeer herd (dogs stay at camp and rest).
Return to the camp and spend some time playing with the dogs before chores.
Overnight again in the tents.
Travel with the dogs back to the Chalet. Enjoy a good shower!
Stay in a full-service cabin at the Arctic Chalet.
Today we will give you a vehicle to drive the tundra road to Tuktoyaktuk and the Beaufort Sea.
This package includes the following:
Meals at the outpost cabin, tent camp & while traveling with dogs
Shared accommodations for 7 nights in a standard cabin
Bedding and towels in cabins are supplied
Transportation to Inuvik & the airport from the Arctic Chalet
Use of dog teams, sleds and equipment, snowmobiles & snowshoes and guiding services
For dog sledding and snowmobiling we will supply a winter parka, snow pants, fur mitts and boots so you can stay warm while playing outside in the snow!
Optional: You can bring a sleeping bag or bag liner to put inside one of our larger, warmer bags.
Clients must be reasonably physically fit, active and without serious health issues.
We encourage you to get travel insurance in case there are delays in your tour schedule due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
The single supplement is $250 per person.
You may add on extra nights of accommodations if you like.
A booking fee of $840 will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking (non-refundable). The balance will be charged to your credit card 30 days ahead (non-refundable) on February 12.
For dog sledding and snowmobiling we will supply a winter parka, fur mitts, snow pants and warm breathable mukluks so you an stay comfortable while playing outside in the snow! If you would like to purchase your own Steger mukluks for dog sledding you can order a pair on-line before the trip at mukluks.com. These are the most comfortable boots you will ever wear in the snow!
Winter is a great time to visit the Arctic in it's glory. We offer many activities that you can enjoy in this wild and wonderfu place above the Arctic Circle. These activities include dog sledding, snowmobiling, driving on the ice road and snowshoeing. Here are some of the packages that we can offer you this winter.