Note: 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 your travel plans.
Dempster Highway & Arctic Dog Sledding Package with the "Kindred Spirits of the North"
March 20 - 28, 2018
$3,750.00 per person GST extra
This package is all about exploring the north from Whitehorse right up to the Arctic Ocean! Travel by road & by dog sled. So who are these "Kindred Spirits of the North"? Sue and Anne are two adventurous ladies who have toured around with us on numerous occasions and still keep coming back for more! They put this package together and are inviting you to join in on the fun! We will be driving from Whitehorse to Dawson City on the North Klondike highway and then up to Inuvik on the Dempster Highway and then up to Tuktoyaktuk on the new Inuvik to Tuk road. You can do the entire package or just do the road trip if you like. We can customize this package for you! Also check out our Husky Adventure Package that we are offering at the same time. (Go to the Dog Sledding page.)
Olav picks you up for Whitehorse to Dawson drive. Stay overnight in a nice hotel in Dawson City
Drive from Dawson to Inuvik, overnight (in a comfy full-service cabin)
Dogsled to the Loon Cabin & overnight comfortably off the grid
Dogsled back to Arctic Chalet, overnight
Rest day for Judi, Olav & dogs. You drive to Tuk and back in our rental car on the new Inuvik Tuk Highway.
Dogsled to Jimmy Lake Island camp. Overnight @ camp
Dogsled north in the area. Overnight @ camp
Dogsled return to Arctic Chalet and Inuvik
Fly south back to Whitehorse (flight included)
The Dempster Highway can close at any time in the winter when there are high winds and drifting snow or for other problems. You will need some extra days built into your schedule to accommodate for these circumstances as there could be delays. There are no refunds if weather prevents any one of our activities or road trips, but we will provide you with an alternate activity if possible. If road conditions are bad between Whitehorse and the start of the Dempster Highway on the day that you are scheduled to start your drive north we may consider reversing your itinerary and fly you to Inuvik and drive you back down - or the tour may leave the next day. An $800 non-refundable deposit per person will be required at the time of booking. The balance of the cost of the package will be due February 1st, 2018.
What’s included in this package?
Road trip from Whitehorse all the way to Tuktoyaktuk
A flight from Inuvik back to Whitehorse
Airport shuttles and transportation to and from the town of Inuvik
1 night accommodations in Dawson City
Accommodations at the Arctic Chalet & remote camps (7 nights)
Breakfast foods in your cabin or at remote camps
Meals at remote camps
Winter parkas, boots & snow pants
What is not included?
Most meals and snacks
Mackenzie Delta Ice Road Tour
$425 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 Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway Day Tour from Inuvik to the Arctic Ocean!
$450 per person plus GST
Be among the first to travel on this new road. This highway completes Canada’s link to road access from coast to coast to coast. This gravel road winds its way 140 kilometers from the Mackenzie Delta over open tundra, around beautiful little lakes and hills all the way to the Inuvialuit village of Tuktoyaktuk up on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. You can add on a visit to an Inuvialuit home for a traditional lunch of caribou soup, fresh bannock (fried bread) and a taste of muskox meat, dried fish and whale meat.
Tuktoyaktuk Cultural & Village Tour for Self-drives up the New Highway to the Arctic Ocean
$150 per person ( 2-3 people minimum)
Once you arrive in Tuk we will give you a 2-3 hr. village tour and the opportunity to visit an Inuvialuit family for lunch. Enjoy an authentic culinary experience with traditional caribou or reindeer soup and fresh bannock as well as samples of various meats that have formed the diet of the Inuit of this area for centuries. Our guide will also include a demonstration of furs and traditional clothing to complete this cultural experience, and to top it off you will get an Arctic Ocean Toe Dipping certificate! Meet your native guide at the Northmart store (easy to find) at noon or at another prearranged time.
$3,775 per person plus GST
This package includes your flight from Edmonton to Inuvik and back and a spectacular winter holiday in Inuvik! 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 Inuvik Tuk 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 for about 1 hour to a secluded cabin in the heart of nature where you will be served lunch and relax by the wood stove; (or we will do the driving). Accommodations in a cozy full-service log cabin.
Check in to an Arctic Chalet full-service cabin unit for 5 nights
Quick town tour
Full-day drive on the new Inuvik Tuk road all the way to the Arctic Ocean!
Ice road tour across the Mackenzie River Delta 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:
A deposit of $1000 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).
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 to accommodate weather changes. In the event of a last minute cancellation of your package be prepared with insurance coverage. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for all of your travel in the north.
The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway is open!
Come on an exciting Arctic adventure day trip to visit the spectacular Canadian Reindeer Herd, (only accessible by snowmobile) in their winter grazing area. You will be driving one of our snowmobiles 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 much 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 the group and guide us to the herd where you can see 2,000 to 3,000 animals feeding and resting. We will not be chasing 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. For groups visiting the herd by snowmobile we will take you to our winter island camp to rest, have a hot lunch and warm up before the return trip.
Helicopter to the herd. 5 people $625 pp; 4 people $750pp.
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 wonderful place above the Arctic Circle. These activities include dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, aurora viewing, driving on the ice road, a cultural village tour of Tuktoyaktuk, a helicopter tour, a tour to see the Canadian Reindeer Herd and a chance to celebrate the return of the sun at the Sunrise Festival in January following the dark days.
You can now drive the new Inuvik Tuk highway connecting Canada coast to coast to coast! Drive it yourself in one of our rentals or let us drive you there with an interpretive tour guide on an interesting tour that includes a traditional Inuvialuit lunch in Tuk. Note: It is unlikely that you will see the reindeer herd from the highway as these animals are kept away from the road to avoid poaching. If you would like to see the reindeer we can take you to the herd.
Here are some of the packages that we can offer you this winter: