24 hours of daylight! Can you imagine going home at 3:00 am and the sun is still shining?! That’s what we have here in the Northwest Territories. The longest day in Yellowknife is June 21, 24 hours of daylight. Further up north towards the Arctic Ocean, the midnight sun lasts for a few weeks!
It truly is a very different natural phenomenon for one to experience. Here in the Yellowknife area we will have the midnight sun from about May June 15 to July 15, so if you are here during this time, be sure to bring your sunglasses! The midnight sun allows us to offer both boat tours and fishing adventures until late in the evening.
If you like road trips and looking for a fun way to see the north then this 6 day northern Canada road Adventure is for you! Experience Indigenous culture, world’s biggest wild buffalo, the mighty Mackenzie River, the Mackenzie Mountains and the amazing incredible Nahanni National Park! All along the way your Indigenous guides will keep you entertained with stories about our culture, about the north and even teach some of our Dene language. WHAT A ROAD TRIP!! Minimum 4 persons, maximum 20 persons.
Day 1: Welcome to Yellowknife!
Welcome to the 62nd Latitude on planet Earth! We will greet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. After checking in, we will meet to go over your Tour Package. Afterwards you have a choice to join our fun and informative Yellowknife Sightseeing City Tour, relax or go for a leisurely walk downtown. At 6:00pm we will bring to the scenic Old Town district of Yellowknife for a delicious dinner of local fish at world famous Bullocks’s Bistro! The rest of the evening is free.
Day 2: Enjoy Indigenous community life of Fort Providence
Today we drive 300kms to the small, scenic Indigenous community of Fort Providence. Along the way view scenery of the northern Canada landscape, and maybe even see wild buffalo! When we arrive we will check in to the Snowshoe Inn, meet your river guides and explore the community. Go for a stroll and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the mighty Mackenzie River, meet the the warm, local Indigenous people and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase genuine, authentic Indigenous arts and crafts! Lunch and dinner at the Snowshoe restaurant.
Day 3: Drive Highway 1 to Fort Simpson, our destination!
After a hearty breakfast at the local restaurant, it’s back on the road for a relaxing visit the Lady Evelyn Falls. Continuing on we arrive at the very scenic Sambaa Deh Falls and we will stop here for lunch. Next we visit the tiny Indigenous community of Jean Marie River (pop. 70), here, the local Indigenous women make some the most beautiful arts and crafts. Continuing on we arrive Fort Simpson (pop. 1250), a fur trading community first established over 200 years ago! Check into your hotel and enjoy a well deserved dinner meal.
Day 4: We fly into the Nahanni National Park today (Optional Tour)!
Today you fly into Nahanni National Park! You will take off from the Mackenzie River on a float plane, soon getting a bird’s eye view of the majestic Mackenzie Mountains in the distance. First stop will be the breathtaking Virginia Falls, almost twice as high as the Niagara Falls! After finally pulling yourself away from the falls, it’s back on the floatplane and we head off to one of the most scenic and relaxing spots in the entire Nahanni National Park, Little Doctor Lake, this place is heaven on Earth, wait until you see it!! After lunch it’s back to Fort Simpson, wow! What a day!!
Day 5: Fly to Yellowknife
Today you will fly back to Yellowknife on First Air, a relaxing 55 minute flight back to the capital city. Along the way if you look out the window you will see the mighty Mackenzie River that you were just on a few days ago, the same river Sir Alexander Mackenzie first explored way back in 1789. Our Yellowknife team will greet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. To wrap up this once in a lifetime northern Canada adventure, you will be treated to wonderful evening of fine dining, presented with our North Star Adventures gift package including your North Star Memory Package to help you reminisce with new, wonderful memories of your Mackenzie Nahanni adventure!
Day 6: Fly home today with amazing memories of Canada’s majestic, exotic and untouched north!
Today enjoy a warm, hearty breakfast and then we will take you to the airport. It will be sad for us to see you leave, but then we will be happy for you for what you accomplished in the last 5 days, not many in the world have done this, you did!! Thank you for choosing North Star!
MS01. Jun 06 – Jun 11 (drive to the Dehcho); MS02. Jun 09 – Jun 14 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS03. Jun 13 – Jun 18 (drive to the Dehcho); MS04. Jun 16 – Jun 21 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS05. Jun 20 – Jun 25 (drive to the Dehcho); MS06. Jun 23 – Jun 28 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS07. Jun 27 – Jul 02 (drive to the Dehcho); MS08. Jun 30 – Jul 05 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS09. Jul 04 – Jul 09 (drive to the Dehcho); MS10. Jul 07 – Jul 12 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS11. Jul 11 – Jul 16 (drive to the Dehcho); MS12. Jul 14 – Jul 19 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS13. Jul 18 – Jul 23 (drive to the Dehcho); MS14. Jul 21 – Jul 26 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS15. Jul 25 – Jul 30 (drive to the Dehcho); MS16. Jul 28 – Aug 02 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS17. Aug 01 – Aug 06 (drive to the Dehcho); MS18. Aug 04 – Aug 09 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS19. Aug 08 – Aug 13 (drive to the Dehcho); MS20. Aug 11 – Aug 16 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS21. Aug 15 – Aug 20 (drive to the Dehcho); MS22. Aug 18 – Aug 23 (fly to the Dehcho)
MS23. Aug 22 – Aug 27 (drive to the Dehcho); MS24. Aug 25 – Aug 30 (fly to the Dehcho)
1. Prices based on 2 person to 1 room booking. Prices may vary based on persons per room.
2. Prices subject to change without notice due to fluctuations in fuel, hotel, airline and/or tour partner prices.
3. Dates subject to change without notice due to inclement weather or airline and/or tour partners changes.
4. Please review our Payment & Cancellation Policy before booking.
5. Does not include Guide tips. Feel free to tip your Guide directly.
6. Minimum: 4 guests per booking; Maximum: 20 guests per booking