About this Tour

Join us as we cross the 60th paralell into the Spectacular Northwest Territories! Explore the northern communities of Hay River, Fort Smith, Yellowknife, Inuvik & Tuktoyakuk. Enjoy a delicious fish fry during a cruise on Great Slave Lake and take an exciting a scenic flight tour up to Tuktoyaktuk.

Activity Level

These are busy tours that feature a lot of moving around. Walking tours of cities are leisurely but you should be prepared to be on your feet for several hours. May include walking on uneven surfaces and steps, including boarding the coach.

What's Included

  • Fallen Four Memorial
  • Mackenzie Highway Mile 0
  • Crossing the 60th parallel
  • Hay River, Yellowknife, Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk town tours
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Wood Buffalo National Park
  • Northern Life Museum
  • Talk by local Elder
  • Great Slave Lake Cruise & BBQ Fish Fry
  • Buffalo Airways Tour
  • Flights from Yellowknife to Inuvik
  • Flight and tour of Tuktoyaktuk
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Flight from Yellowknife to Home City

Dates & Pricing

July 29, 2020 – August 08, 2020 Space Available

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Yellowknife

Highs20
Lows11

Tuktoyaktuk

Highs14
Lows7

Inuvik

Highs16
Lows7

Itinerary

Join us as we cross the 60th paralell into the Spectacular Northwest Territories! Explore the northern communities of Hay River, Fort Smith, Yellowknife, Inuvik & Tuktoyakuk. Enjoy a delicious fish fry during a cruise on Great Slave Lake and take an exciting a scenic flight tour up to Tuktoyaktuk.

Day 1 – Home Cities to Edmonton, AB

Take the WestWorld Coach from Regina and Saskatoon or join the tour in Edmonton.

Day 2 – Edmonton to High Level

As we travel northward we visit the Mayerthorpe Fallen Four Memorial to pay our respects to the 4 RCMP Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in March 2005. A stop at the Grimshaw Visitors Centre located at Mile 0 of the Mackenzie Highway.

Day 3 – High Level to Hay River, NWT

Today we cross the 60th Parallel into the Northwest Territories. After a enjoying a picnic lunch, continue along the “Waterfalls route”. Get your cameras ready as we stop for photos at Alexandra & Louise falls, or opt to walk the trail between the two falls. This afternoon learn the history of Hay River, maybe even dip your toe into Great Slave Lake.

Day 4 – Hay River to Fort Smith

This morning we travel towards Fort Smith through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wood Buffalo National Park. A Parks Canada interpreter will join us to provide the history and commentary as we travel through the Park. Stops include Angus Sinkhole which features a large sinkhole and interpretive exhibit and fire tower. The Salt Plains are a unique combination of geology, plants, wildlife and climate. The flat salt-encrusted landscape covers 370sq km. This afternoon visit the Northern Life Museum.

Day 5 – Fort Smith to Fort Providence

Travelling to Fort Providence we stop to see the beautiful Lady Evelyn Falls. The falls form a giant curtain of water as the Kakisa River spills over a limestone escarpment. A staircase leads into the gorge at the base of the falls. This evening enjoy a talk and visit with a local Elder from the community.

Day 6 – Fort Providence to Yellowknife

Travelling further north, we stop along the picturesque shores of Great Slave Lake to stretch your legs and take photos. Be sure to look around as the scenery abruptly changes here from rolling, well treed Mackenzie lowlands to the granite of the Canadian shield. Keep your eyes open for wood buffalo along the highway.  This afternoon explore Yellowknife on a guided city tour.

Day 7 – Yellowknife

Today we’ll head out onto Great Slave Lake for a scenic cruise. Enjoy a BBQ fish fry shore lunch. After our delicious lunch, we’ll visit Buffalo Airways for a hangar tour. Take the rest of the afternoon to explore this northern city on your own!

Day 8 – Yellowknife to Inuvik

This morning we fly up to Inuvik. After checking into our hotel, we’ll learn all about this northern community with a locally guided town tour.

Day 9 – Inuvik to Tuk and return

Take a scenic flight tour over the spectacular Mackenzie Delta on your way to Tuktoyaktuk for a guided tour of this unique Arctic community. See the pingos, sod houses, Trans-Canada Trail terminus and if your brave enough, swim in the Arctic ocean or just dip your toe in! Your local guide will share stories and the rich history of the area. Tour the community and experience the beauty of the year-round permafrost. Tuk lies north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. It’s the only community in Canada on the Arctic Ocean that is connected to the rest of Canada by road.

Day 10 – Inuvik to Yellowknife

As we make our way back to Yellowknife for our final night in the North we reminisce on the exciting adventure we’ve had. Join your fellow travellers and your tour director for a farewell dinner.

Day 11 – Yellowknife to Home Cities

Say farewell to the north. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

What you will experience on this tour

Join us as we cross the 60th paralell into the Spectacular Northwest Territories! Explore the northern communities of Hay River, Fort Smith, Yellowknife, Inuvik & Tuktoyakuk. Enjoy a delicious fish fry during a cruise on Great Slave Lake and take an exciting a scenic flight tour up to Tuktoyaktuk.

Dates & Pricing

Join us as we cross the 60th paralell into the Spectacular Northwest Territories! Explore the northern communities of Hay River, Fort Smith, Yellowknife, Inuvik & Tuktoyakuk. Enjoy a delicious fish fry during a cruise on Great Slave Lake and take an exciting a scenic flight tour up to Tuktoyaktuk.

July 29, 2020 – August 08, 2020 Space Available


Canadian Dollars

$5,499 Double Occupancy 

Triple $5,399
Single $6,428

*All prices are per person and include airfare from Yellowknife to: Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver & Victoria. 

Airport transfers are provided in Yellowknife.

Not included in price: 

  • Taxes and fees
  • Airline baggage fees for second or oversized bag and fuel surcharges

Passengers not needing rooms in Edmonton:

Double:   deduct $50
Triple:      deduct $40
Single:     deduct $100


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Join us as we cross the 60th paralell into the Spectacular Northwest Territories! Explore the northern communities of Hay River, Fort Smith, Yellowknife, Inuvik & Tuktoyakuk. Enjoy a delicious fish fry during a cruise on Great Slave Lake and take an exciting a scenic flight tour up to Tuktoyaktuk.

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