Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories

11 Days/10 Nights Roundtrip Edmonton
DEPARTS 15 June 2020

Price from$4,290

Journey through grasslands and boreal forests, by lakes and rivers, and learn the ways of the north from the people who have always been there.

Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories map

Day 1: Arrive in Edmonton (D) Fly from your home to Edmonton, Alberta`s capital, and one of the popular cities in Canada to visit. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner with the rest of your tour group.

Overnight: Fantasyland Hotel

Day 2: Edmonton >Peace River (B, D) Travel north and watch the scenery change from prairie grasslands to lakes and boreal forests. Arrive in the Mighty Peace Country and check in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight: Sawridge Inn

Day 3: Peace River > Hay River (B, D) Today cross the 60th Parallel Border Crossing into the Northwest Territories, a land that is basically untouched. Travel the highway dubbed the Waterfalls Route. Stop at Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park and view the breathtaking Alexandra Falls from lookouts. Arrive in the town of Hay River, the home of the Great Slave fishing fleet and enjoy a Heritage dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Ptarmigan Inn

Day 4: Hay River (B, D) Experience the region today on a 'Walk in my Moccasins' tour, with cultural and interpretive information along with spectacular scenery. Experience a fire feeding ceremony and a drum show. Take of tour of the Hay River Reserve including the Dene Cultural Institute, and learn the history and traditions of the local people.

Overnight: Ptarmigan Inn

Day 5: Hay River > Yellowknife (B, D) Say goodbye to Hay River and cross the mighty Mackenzie River, travel along the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary. Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the free-roaming wood bison often wandering near the roadside. Arrive in Yellowknife, situated on the shores of Great Slave Lake and check into the hotel for a 3 night stay.

Overnight: Nova Yellowknife

Day 6: Summer Solstice (B) Today a local guide joins us for a city and gallery tour of the diamond capital of Yellowknife. Learn about the culture, people and history of the area. Tour a mixture of traditional and non-traditional galleries that include Dene art, carvings and tufting, birchwood, glass recyclers and the works of local artists who produce jewelry. Spend time in Old Town and the famous Ragged Ass Road.

Overnight: Nova Yellowknife

Day 7: Yellowknife (B, D) Visit the Legislative Assembly Building and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Aboriginal and European history in the North and displays environmental exhibits. This afternoon, board smaller boats with local guides for an interpretive tour of the harbour and Great Slave Lake, including a traditional Northern Fish Fry dinner, a truly remarkable local experience.

Overnight: Nova Yellowknife

Day 8 Yellowknife > High Level (B) Depart Yellowknife and again cross the 60th Parallel and enter Alberta, stopping at Evelyn Falls, a giant curtain of water that spills over a limestone sill. A longer day of travel before arriving in High Level often referred to as the Gateway to the South.

Overnight: Best Western Plus Mirage Hotel

Day 9: High Level > Grande Prairie (B) This morning, visit The Northern Trading Post which hosts a collection of over 1600 food and medicine containers, some dating back to the late 1800's, along with an extensive photo collection. If time permits, also visit the Mackenzie Crossroad Museum and Visitors Centre. Then continue southward to Peace Country. Learn the history and prehistory of Grande Prairie and the Peace River Region at the Grande Prairie Museum.

Overnight: Sandman Hotel Grande Prairie

Day 10: Grande Prairie > Edmonton (B, D) Tonight we overnight in Edmonton. Enjoy a farewell dinner with the group.

Overnight: Fantasyland Hotel

Day 11: Depart Edmonton (B) It's homeward bound today with memories of a vast countryside and the fine hospitality that comes from living in the Northwest Territories with lasting memories of the land of the midnight sun!

Classic Touring The style our travelers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation and coach transport throughout the journey.

• Expert Tour Leader or Driver/Guide • Maximum 28 passengers • 3 - 4 Star comfortable accommodation • Deluxe Coach transportation • 'Must See' attractions included • Daily breakfast and some meals • Most Gratuities (Note Tour Leader's Gratuities are not included)

• 10 nights of accommodation (3.5-4 star) • Professional Tour Leader • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach • Roundtrip airport transfers in Edmonton • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2020 Departure

15 Jun

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$4,290

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$5,595

Departs

2020 Jun 15 - Guaranteed Departure

Not included

• Fuel Surcharges • Hotel early check in/late check out • Optional sightseeing

Gratuity

• Gratuities are not included for Tour Leader