Mackenzie Arctic Expeditions

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$19,995.00
Duration: 10 Days
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Indigenous Culture, mackenzie river, wilderness, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Extreme
      7/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      10 Persons
    All about the Mackenzie Arctic Expeditions.

    Season: June 25 to August 10

    Guests about to embark on their Mackenzie Arctic Expedition to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    Boat all the way to the Arctic Ocean!

    Welcome to the Northwest Territories! This once in a lifetime northern Canada wilderness and Indigenous culture boat expedition led by our very own, Joe the Dene guide. This epic journey starts off on the shores of the Great Slave Lake, one of the largest lakes in the world, then all the way down the mighty Mackenzie River, the 2nd longest in North America ending at the Arctic Ocean, an incredible boating adventure of over 1,800kms (over 1,000 miles)!

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    Experience the pristine, untouched beauty of northern Canada. Watch the land change with each passing kilometre as we make our way to the Arctic Ocean. See the flat lands of the Great Slave Lake turn into mountains as we pass through the Dehcho and Sahtu regions of the Mackenzie, then to the Arctic where you will see the Arctic tundra, amazing!!  

    Guests entering the Mackenzie River on their Mackenzie Arctic Expedition to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    When we leave Hay River, our starting point, we will spend the next 10 days and nights experiencing and exploring the untouched rugged beauty of northern Canada’s pristine wilderness and wildlife by river. You will be well taken care of by our team of with a team of 3 motorboats and 5 professional guides led by one of the world’s best wilderness and Indigenous guides, our founder and owner, Joe! 

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    Also, on the adventure we visit 11 communities, almost all of them are Indigenous communities, one community, Jean Marie River has a population of 77 people! Meet and visit with the local Indigenous residents of these communities. We will overnight in these communities, most have modern hotels and B&B’s but for 2 communities we will camp with sleeping bags and tents.

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    On day 10 of this amazing, once in a lifetime northern Canada wilderness and Indigenous culture we make it to the Arctic Ocean! We will spend a bit of time there acknowledging and celebrating the incredible achievement of the last 10 days and then we will head back to Inuvik for a end of journey dinner to share stories and reminisce about the trip and some well deserved refreshments and cheers. The next day you have the option of continuing on the Arctic Ocean coastal community of Tuktoyuktuk with a local tour operator. We can help arrange this. 

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    Please email us for a detailed itinerary of your Mackenzie Arctic Expedition and we will be happy to send to you. We will also schedule 3-5 zoom calls to discuss this Expedition in greater detail with our principal guide, our founder and owner, Joe the Dene Guide!

    mackenzie river Indigenous guide, Joe the Dene guide.

    First trip of the 2024 summer season departs Yellowknife June 25, with the last trip of the season departing August 01. Everything is provided, you just need to bring your friends, family, colleagues and your spirit of adventure!

    Clients enjoying a delicious shore meal on the Mackenzie River with North Star Adventures

    2024 – 10 Day Expedition:

    MAE24A-01: June 25 to July 04
    MAE24A-02: July 08 to July 17
    MAE24A-03: July 20 to July 29
    MAE24A-04: August 01 to August 10

    Price: $19,995.00*+GST/person

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    2025 – 10 Day Expedition:

    MAE25A-01: June 25 to July 04
    MAE25A-02: July 08 to July 17
    MAE25A-03: July 20 to July 29
    MAE25A-04: August 01 to August 10

    Price: $21,995.00*+GST/person

    Guests explore the mackenzie river, the arctic circle, the arctic ocean, the nahanni national park and genuine Indigenous communities with culture with north star adventures

    2026 – 10 Day Expedition:

    MAE26A-01: June 25 to July 04
    MAE26A-02: July 08 to July 17
    MAE26A-03: July 20 to July 29
    MAE26A-04: August 01 to August 10

    Price: $24,495.00*+GST/person

    *double occupancy

    max: 10 person

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Free airport shuttle to hotel
    • Indigenous Guides
    • Boat on the Great Slave Lake
    • Boat the entire Mackenzie River
    • Cross the Arctic Circle
    • Boat onto the Arctic Ocean
    • Experience Indigenous communities
    • 8 nights hotel/B&B in communities
    • 2 nights camping in communities
    • Wrap-up group dinner in Inuvik 
    • All meals and snacks
    • All hotels, B&B’s
    • 24hr daylight phenomenon
    • Pristine wilderness and wildlife
    • North Star Memory Package
    • North Star Expedition Jacket & Hat 
    • Certificate of Expedition
    • Amazing photography opportunities!

    *depends on date of Package 

     

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Airfare from Yellowknife to Hay River
    • Travel insurance
    • North Star Souvenir Package
    • Gratuities for Guides & Drivers

     

    1. Day 1 Welcome to Yellowknife!

      Welcome to Northwest Territories, you made it! We will greet you at the Hay River airport and check you into your hotel.

      After all the guests have arrived we will gather for an orientation session of your Expedition for latest updates and introductions of guests and our North Star staff. 

      Send us an email and we will be happy to send you a detailed copy of your 10 day itinerary. We will also schedule 3-5 information zoom call sessions for an exchange of questions and answers. 

      See you soon! 

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

    an epic boating adventure from the Great Slave Lake, all the way down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean with North Star Adventures

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