MRWR2: Women’s Retreat Canoe Tripfrom
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Season: June 30 to September 01
Welcome to Yellowknife! We will all meet in Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories where after getting checked into your hotel, you will meet and get to know the other members of your group and our North Star Adventures team.
After the Package Orientation Session for your trip, you will have some to explore Yellowknife and then we all meet again for your “Welcome to Yellowknife dinner” of delicious local foods!
Next morning, we’re on the road to the picturesque Fort Simpson, a 650km road trip, where you will get settled into your comfortable and cozy B&B. Afterwards a tour to explore this historical community. Next morning, after a hearty breakfast and last minute instructions, we’re finally on the mighty Mackenzie River!
For the next 4 days and 4 nights we will canoe and camp, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the river with each passing kilometre. The peacefulness, the tranquility, just the soothing sounds of your paddle in the water. Getting to know the river, your new canoeing friends and getting to know yourself.
On each day and evening of your trip, an added bonus! We will show you things from the land as we make our way down river and share our stories and talk about our special connections to the land.
After canoeing and camping for 175kms, we reach our destinations, YOU MADE IT!! There will be time to reflect on your journey and soak in your amazing accomplishment!
Next day, after enjoying a well deserved sleep in, and after another delicious breakfast, we will pack up all the canoeing and camping gear and the North Star vehicles will arrive shortly after lunch to pick you up. Then we’re back on the road back to Fort Simpson and then onto Yellowknife.
First trip of the 2022 summer season departs Yellowknife June 30, with our last trip of the season departing Yellowknife September 01. Oh, just a little reminder, everything is provided, you just need to bring your friends, family or colleagues and your spirit of adventure!
MRWR22-02-01: Jun 22 – Jun 29
MCWR22-02-02: Jun 29 – Jul 06
MRWR22-02-03: Jul 06 – Jul 13
MRWR22-02-04: Jul 13 – Jul 20
MRWR22-02-05: Jul 20 – Jul 27
MRWR22-02-06: Jul 27 – Aug 03
MRWR22-02-07: Aug 03 – Aug 10
MRWR22-02-08: Aug 10 – Aug 17
MRWR22-02-09: Aug 17 – Aug 24
MRWR22-02-10: Aug 24 – Aug 31
Price: 8 Day $3495.00+GST/person
min: 10 person; max: 20 persons
- Free airport shuttle to hotel
- All canoeing gear provided
- All camping gear provided
- 2 nights hotel in Yellowknife
- Wrap-up group dinner in Yellowknife
- All River meals and snacks
- Genuine Indigenous culture
- Experience 24hr daylight phenomenon!
- Experience amazing Aurora Borealis!
- Scenic road trip on Mackenzie Highway
- Northern wildlife bird viewing
- Amazing photography opportunities!
- Return airfare to Yellowknife
- Travel insurance
- North Star Memory Package
- North Star Souvenir Package
- Flight into Nahanni National Park (optional)
Return airfare and optional Day Tours can be added to your package, subject to availability. Flights can also be arranged from Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto.
Send us an email and our kind and courteous staff will be happy by to assist you with your Package options.
We hope to see you soon! 🙂
Welcome to Yellowknife!
Welcome to the Northwest Territories! Our staff will greet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel or B&B. After all guests arrive into Yellowknife we will provide a thorough orientation session for your Package, meet other guests and meet your guides. The evening is yours to enjoy. Next morning we drive 300km to the small Indigenous community of Fort Providence, where we start our Mackenzie River trip.
Road trip to Fort Simpson, our starting point
After an early breakfast we start our 650km road trip to Fort Simpson, along the way we will see the world’s biggest wild buffalo. After lunch in Fort Providence, we arrive into the picturesque community of pop. 1500. Upon arrival, you will check in into your comfortable B&B, and then we all meet for dinner. After dinner the evening is yours to enjoy or join our tour of the community.
We start our canoe journey on the mighty Mackenzie River
After an early breakfast, and after a brief orientation to the day’s plans and last minute safety check, we’re on the Mackenzie River! Depending on the time we will have a shore lunch. Continuing on, enjoying the river at a comfortable pace, we will reach our first overnight camping spot later afternoon. We will set up camp and then it’s dinner time wow! What a great way to spend the day, canoeing and camping on the longest river in Canada!
Canoeing and camping on the mighty Mackenzie River!
The next 5 days and nights we continue our canoe journey following in the footsteps of our ancestors and that of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, who paddled this same route over 230 years ago! Early morning breakfasts, stopping at stops here and there along the way, “raft” the canoes together for a relaxing lunch floating on the river, take some time to yourself and reflect on your journey then sit around the campfire to share stories, enjoy your soothing chamomile tea and then crawl into your tent for a good night’s sleep out under the stars on the shores of the mighty Mackenzie River!
We arrive into the tiny village of Wrigley!
After 7 days of canoeing and camping on the river we arrive into the small Indigenous community of Wrigley, our destination. Arriving late afternoon, our North Star vans will be waiting for you and after packing up the canoes and gear we are on the road back for a 2.5hr drive to Fort Simpson where you will check into your comfortable B&B for a nice hot shower! A relaxing cookout dinner with a local Dene family awaits you.
Enjoy Fort Simpson and the Nahanni National Park
Today is a day to enjoy the wonders of the Deh Cho, you can choose the optional day flight tour in the world famous Nahanni National Park, or explore around, maybe take in a round of golf on Northwest Territories most beautiful golf course or just relax and walk and enjoy the historic community of Fort Simpson, see the places and meet local residents.
Scenic, relaxing road trip back to Yellowknife
After an early hearty breakfast, we hit the road back to Yellowknife. Arriving in late afternoon, we will check you into your hotel and then all meet for a delicious, well deserved wrap up dinner. We will all reminisce about your last 8 days, an incredible personal achievement, not many in the world have done this, you did!! Thank you for choosing North Star Adventures!