Mackenzie Nahanni Experience – North Star Adventures

Mackenzie Nahanni Experience

Duration: 5, 7 & 12 Days
Starts at $6795.00+GST/person
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Arctic Ocean, Arctic Tundra, Buffalo Viewing, Indigenous Culture, Inuit Culture, mackenzie river, nahanni national park, wilderness, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Mackenzie Nahanni Experience.

    Season: June 16 to September 08

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    Experience the capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife! See the world’s biggest wild buffalo! Experience Canada’s longest river, the mighty Mackenzie River! Experience the breathtaking and awe inspiring UNESCO World Heritage site, the spectacular Nahanni National Park!

    See life in small Indigenous communities. Meet the local residents, possibly community leaders and experience firsthand the warm hospitality of the local Indigenous peoples of the Dehcho region of Northwest Territories (Denendeh)!

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    Highlights include a comfortable 300km drive from Yellowknife to Fort Providence where you will see the world’s largest buffalo along the way! When in Fort Providence, we will visit the beautiful Residential School Memorial constructed on the same site as the first Residential School in the Northwest Territories, which opened over 260 years in 1860.

    Relax on a comfortable 265km boat ride on the mighty Mackenzie River from Fort Providence to Fort Simpson, the same river canoed by Sir Alexander Mackenzie and his intrepid men back in 1789, 233 years ago. Then while in Fort Simpson enjoy an extended day tour into the world famous and spectacular Nahanni National Park!

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    Spend 4 nights in the communities, including 2 relaxing nights in the oldest community on the Mackenzie River, Fort Simpson (pop. 1450). While in Fort Simpson enjoy a wonderful evening having tea and a talk with a local Indigenous Elder. 

    Book your Mackenzie Nahanni Experience in June or July and experience our 24hr daylight phenomenon, or book your Package in August or September and experience our incredible and amazing Aurora Borealis!

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    Maximum passengers per booking is only 8 persons so you can enjoy a more personal tour experience of the untouched wilderness and wildlife of the Northwest Territories! 

    We offer a 5 day package for those that want to experience all of these amazing places but don’t really much time. We also have our more popular 7 day package for those that would prefer a more relaxed pace and starting in 2023 we will be adding our NEW 12 day “Arctic Plus” package that will also include 3 days in the Arctic!!

    Truly a once in a lifetime northern Canada adventure with Joe and his amazing team. Add to your Package with a direct return flight from Ottawa or Toronto. Email us today where our kind, courteous and friendly staff are waiting to assist you with your booking.

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    5 Day Experience

    MNE23-5-01: June 16 – June 20
    MNE23-5-02: June 23 – June 27
    MNE23-5-03: June 30 – July 04
    MNE23-5-04: July 07 – July 11
    MNE23-5-05: July 14 – July 18
    MNE23-5-06: July 21 – July 25
    MNE23-5-07: July 28 – Aug 01
    MNE23-5-08: Aug 04 – Aug 08
    MNE23-5-09: Aug 11 – Aug 15
    MNE23-5-10: Aug 18 – Aug 22
    MNE23-5-11: Aug 25 – Aug 29

    MNE23-5-12: Sep 01 – Sep 05
    MNE23-5-13: Sep 08 – Sep 12

    Price: $6795*+GST/person
    Price: $7795*+GST/person (YYZ)

    *based on double occupancy

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    7 Day Experience

    MNE23-7-01: Jun 16 – Jun 22
    MNE23-7-02: Jun 23 – Jun 29
    MNE23-7-03: Jun 30 – Jul 06
    MNE23-7-05: Jul 07 – Jul 13
    MNE23-7-06: Jul 14 – Jul 20
    MNE23-7-07: Jul 21 – Jul 27
    MNE23-7-08: Jul 28 – Aug 03
    MNE23-7-09: Aug 04 – Aug 10
    MNE23-7-10: Aug 11 – Aug 17
    MNE23-7-11: Aug 18 – Aug 24
    MNE23-7-12: Aug 25 – Aug 31
    MNE23-7-13: Sep 01 – Sep 07

    Price: $9995*+GST/person
    Price: $10995.00+GST/person (YYZ)

    *based on double occupancy

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    12 Day “Arctic Plus” Experience

    MNE23-12-01: Jun 16 – Jun 27
    MNE23-12-02: Jun 23 – Jul 04
    MNE23-12-03: Jun 30 – Jul 11
    MNE23-12-05: Jul 07 – Jul 18
    MNE23-12-06: Jul 14 – Jul 25
    MNE23-12-07: Jul 21 – Aug 01
    MNE23-12-08: Jul 28 – Aug 08
    MNE23-12-09: Aug 04 – Aug 15
    MNE23-12-10: Aug 11 – Aug 22

    Price: $15995*+GST/person
    Price: $16995.00+GST/person (YYZ)

    *based on double occupancy

    During your 1hr ATV ride and maybe you see wildlife such as Arctic Fox, Wolf and Grizzly Bear. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a relaxing evening.

    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.
    • Personal airport shuttle to hotel
    • All tour transfer from hotel
    • Small group tours, more personal
    • Comfortable hotel stay in Yellowknife
    • Comfortable B&B stay in communities
    • Extended Day Tour Nahanni Park 
    • All meals & snacks on river
    • Tea and talk with Dene Elder
    • Genuine Indigenous culture
    • Scenic boat trip on Mackenzie River
    • Road trip on Mackenzie Highway
    • See world’s biggest wild buffalo
    • Genuine Inuit culture
    • Boat ride on the Arctic Ocean*
    • ATV ride to historic Bloody Fall site*
    • Tea and Talk with Inuit Elders*
    • North Star Memory Package

    *“Arctic Plus” packages

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Return flights to Yellowknife
    • Travel insurance
    • Some meals not included
    • North Star Souvenir Package
    • Gratuities for staff and drivers



    1. Day 1 Welcome to Yellowknife!
      • Free airport shuttle to airport
      • Check in, meet North Star staff
      • Receive Package information
      • Delicious local dinner
    2. Day 2 World's biggest wild Buffalo!
      • Road trip to Fort Providence
      • See biggest wild wood buffalo
      • Tour of Indigenous community
      • Visit to Lady Evelyn Falls
      • Dinner meal (optional)
      • Comfortable hotel accommodations
    3. Day 3 Boat the Mackenzie River!
      • Breakfast meal (optional)
      • Boat on the Mackenzie River!
      • Shore lunch meal on the River
      • Visit Jean Marie River
      • Arrive Fort Simpson afternoon
      • Delicious dinner (optional)
      • Comfortable B&B acommodations
    4. Day 4 Fly into the Nahanni National Park!
      • Delicious breakfast at B&B
      • Tour transfer to Simpson Air
      • 8hr flight into Nahanni Park
      • Visit 315ft Virginia Falls
      • Visit Glacier Lake
      • Visit Little Doctor Lake
      • Traditional cookout dinner
      • Comfortable B&B accommodations
    5. Day 5 Road trip to Yellowknife
      • Breakfast at B&B
      • Road trip to Fort Providence
      • Visit Sambaa Deh Falls Park
      • Cross Mackenzie River bridge
      • Lunch at Fort Providence
      • See biggest wild wood buffalo
      • Arrive Yellowknife 4-5pm
      • Delicious dinner (optional)
      • Comfortable Yellowknife hotel
    6. Day 6 Get to know Yellowknife
      • Delicious breakfast (optional)
      • Day Tour 1 (optional)
      • Local lunch meal (optional)
      • Day tour 2 (optional)
      • Delicious Dinner
      • Comfortable hotel accommodations
    7. Day 7 Depart with wonderful memories!
      • Delicious breakfast (optional)
      • North Star Memory Package
      • North Star Souvenir Package
      • Shuttle service to airport
    Explorer Hotel

    Welcome to Yellowknife!

    For our Mackenzie Nahanni Package, we are happy to partner with the Explorer Hotel.

    Guests will stay here on their first two days (Day 1 & 2) and last night (Day 6) of the Package.

    a wonderful hotel experience, as you will experience when you join our Mackenzie Nahanni Package!


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    Welcome to Fort Providence!

    For our Mackenzie Nahanni Package, we are happy to partner with the Snowshoe Inn. Fort Providence is a beautiful community situation on the Mackenzie River. Choose a room with a view of the mighty River!

    Guests will stay here on their third night (Day 3) of the Package.

    A wonderful small town hotel experience, as you will experience when you join our Mackenzie Nahanni Package! The Snowshoe Inn was recently fully renovated and you are in for a surprise when you check into your room!