Antarctica & Arctic
Experience the extraordinary north of Canada on a small group trip
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14 nights hotel accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified and services of a tour leader.
07 Jun, 05 Jul & 02 Aug '20
Retrace ancient trading and historic Gold Rush trails, explore the spectacular Waterfall route in the Northwest Territories and travel through pristine and wild landscapes, watching for wildlife along the way.
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Nahanni National Park
Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary
Sign Post Forest
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Welcome to Canada’s Yukon Territory. Explore the city of Whitehorse or take a walk along the majestic Yukon River. (D)
Travel down the Klondike Highway to the historic Alaskan town of Skagway. Witness the extraordinary colours of Emerald Lake, the scenic lakeside village of Carcross, the famous White Pass and the Pacific coast.
Enjoy some more time to explore the capital, including a visit of the authentic S.S.Klondike paddle wheeler. The road trip to Yellowknife officially begins on the popular Alaska Highway. Arrive in Watson Lake in the evening where there is opportunity to visit the Northern Lights Space and Science Centre.
Watson Lake is home to the famous Sign Post Forest that has currently over 72,000 signs from all around the globe. Continue on to the fabulous Rocky Mountains, an iconic landscape that offers a good chance to see more wildlife deep in the Muskwa-Kechika National Park.
This is a perfect day to enjoy all the outdoor opportunities and the magnificent surroundings. Hike in the beautiful provincial park or paddle in a canoe on Muncho Lake.
Along the drive today, it is almost impossible not to see animals. In the remote north-east part of British Columbia, you can find mountain goats, bison, moose, caribou, elk, wolves, coyotes, fox, lynx and bears.
Depart Fort Nelson on the Liard Highway, which offers panoramic views of the Nahanni Mountains and the Liard River, especially in Blackstone Territorial Park. Fort Simpson, located at the confluence of the Liard and the Mackenzie Rivers, is the main hub for tours in Nahanni National Park.
Options for exploration from Fort Simpson abound. Highly recommended is an optional sightseeing flight over the Nahanni National Park, which includes a landing close to the breathtaking Virginia Falls. Explore Fort Simpson, take a boat ride on the Mackenzie River, paddle the South Nahanni, the Flat River, or hike on one of the many beautiful trails.
See day 8 for more details.
After breakfast, travel to Hay River, the starting point of many tours going to the Great Slave Lake, and popular for the ‘Ice Pilots’ TV show. (L)
Enjoy a trip to Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park for a short hike between Alexandra and Louise Falls. The unique falls paved their way through a 400 million year old rock and is the pride of the Dene First Nations.
Take a fishing boat ride on the Great Slave Lake before heading to Fort Providence.
The drive to Yellowknife travels through the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary. Yellowknife is not only the capital of the Northwest Territories, it is also known as the diamond capital. This small city has 90 diverse nations and therefore, a truly unique atmosphere. (L)
Travel on the Ingraham Trail (of ‘Ice Road Truckers’ fame) to visit Cameron Falls and Prelude Lake.
Your adventure ends in Yellowknife. (L)(D)
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