Youth Culture Canoe Trip – North Star Adventures

Youth Culture Canoe Trip


Duration: 8 Day 
Price: $3495.00+GST

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Camping, Canoeing, Indigenous Culture
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Youth Culture Canoe Trip.

    Season: July 4 to July 19

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    What a great way to spend 8 days, canoeing and camping and reconnecting with your Indigenous culture on the mighty Mackenzie River! Spend 5 amazing days and nights canoeing and camping on the Mackenzie River! 

    Connect with the land, reconnect with your Indigenous culture and with yourselves. This canoe trip is designed specifically for those struggling with identity issues, who have been taken out of their culture at a very young age, have been almost fully assimilated into their non-Indigenous world and now are wanting to explore and embrace their true roots.

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    Our canoe guides are natural leaders and will teach you basic canoeing, paddling and camping skills. Our professional Cultural Life Skills Coaches and Counsellors are experts in their field with years of proven experience will deliver one on one counselling and general life skills and leadership development sessions on each day of the trip.

    On this youth canoe and culture canoe trip, you will learn traditional on the land skills, survival tips, learn how to use satellite communications equipment, learn GPS and mapping, participate in team building exercises, learn about the Dene Laws and cultural protocol, and most importantly, you will learn more about yourself. 

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    Day 1 starts in Yellowknife, all members of the trip and team leaders will meet in Yellowknife for introductions, meet each other and meet your guides. We’ll have a fun orientation session about your trip, we’ll go over the daily schedules, rules, protocols and expectations. 

    Over the course of the next seven days, we will all get to know each other, we will help and support each other. Each day will start with a safety and a review of the plan for the day and each day will end with guidance and sessions with our guides and respected Elders. Each day will be filled with learning new things, having fun, making new friends and learning more about yourself. 

    It will be a personal challenge to complete this, but we have the right team to help you along the way, imagine when we reach our final camping spot, the incredible feeling of accomplishment you will have, of what you just achieved!! 

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    CCT22-01: July 04 – July 11
    CCT22-02: July 12 – July 19

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    Price: $3495.00+GST/person

    minimum 8; maximum 20 persons

    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.
    • Airport shuttle to hotel
    • 2 Nights hotel in Yellowknife
    • 2 delicious group dinners in Yellowknife
    • Transportation from Yellowknife to camp
    • All canoe and camping gear provided
    • All meals and snacks included 
    • Storytelling by Elders
    • Activities led by Indigenous guides
    • Fun and positive group setting
    • Team building exercises
    • Make new friends 
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Return airfare 
    • Travel Insurance
    • North Star Memory Package
    • North Star Souvenir Package
    • Gratuities for guides
    1. Day 1 Welcome to Yellowknife!
      • Shuttle service to hotel
      • Check into your hotel
      • Meet your North Star team
      • Meet and greet group members
      • Program orientation session
      • Group dinner
      • Hotel stay
    2. Day 2 Road trip to Fort Simpson
      • Breakfast
      • Road trip to Fort Simpson
      • Arrive and set up camp
      • Orientation on canoe trip
      • Orientation on Safety Plan
      • Campground dinner
      • Overnight in tent
    3. Day 3, 4, 5 We're on the Mackenzie River!
      • Campground breakfast
      • Take down camp
      • Safety Plan of the day ahead
      • Canoeing on the Mackenzie!
      • Lunch on the River
      • Arrive camp site #1, #2, #3
      • Set up camp
      • Dinner
      • Session #1, #2, #3
      • Bedtime
    4. Day 6 Arrive final camp site!
      • Campground breakfast
      • Take down camp
      • Canoeing on the Mackenzie!
      • Lunch on the River
      • Arrive at final camp site #4
      • Set up camp
      • Dinner
      • Session #4
      • Bedtime
    5. Day 7 Final day and road trip back to Fort Simpson
      • Campground breakfast
      • Take down camp
      • Session #5
      • Lunch at Camp site
      • Bus arrives to pick up group
      • Road trip back to Fort Simpson
      • Set up camp in canground
      • Campground dinner
      • Session #6
      • Bedtime
    6. Day 8 Road trip back to Yellowknife
      • Campground breakfast
      • Take down camp
      • Back on the road to Yellowknife
      • Lunch at Big River
      • Arrive Yellowknife late afternoon
      • Check into hotel
      • Final group dinner
      • Bedtime
    7. Day 9 Fly home with lifelong memories!
      • Hearty breakfast
      • Shuttle to airport