Youth Culture Canoe Tripfrom
Duration: 8 days
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Season: July 4 to July 19
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! If you are an Indigenous youth looking for a cool on the land experience, then this program is for you! For youth ages 18-29 years of age.
Connect with the land, reconnect with your Indigenous culture and with yourselves. This canoe trip is designed specifically for Indigenous youth who want to gain more on the land experience, want to learn more about our Indigenous culture and want to try canoeing and camping on the mighty Mackenzie River!
On this youth 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. Our canoe guides are natural leaders and will teach you basic canoeing, paddling and camping skills.
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!!
YCCT22-01: July 04 – July 11
YCCT22-02: July 20 – July 27
minimum 8; maximum 20 youth
- Free airport shuttle to hotel
- Indigenous Guides
- Make new friends
- Learn bush survival skills
- Learn canoeing & camping skills
- Storytelling from Dene Elders
- Experience Indigenous communities
- 2 nights hotel in Yellowknife (optional)
- Wrap-up group dinner in Yellowknife
- All River meals and snacks
- Genuine Indigenous culture
- 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! 🙂