AVNT YELLOWKNIFE & THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES TOUR

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Waterfalls Route; Alexandra Falls; Hay River Aboriginal Tour; Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary Yellowknife City and Gallery Tour; Prince of Wales Heritage Centre; Ragged Ass Road; Summer Solstice Celebration; Lady Evelyn Falls; The Northern Trading Post; Mackenzie Crossroads Museum; Grande Prairie Museum

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Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (see note below, if applicable) - All pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person pricing for the TOUR AND INTERNAL FLIGHTS ONLY; however, we can book flights from your home airport to join the tour for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Sat 16 Jun 2018Tue 26 Jun 2018 $2645 USD Guaranteed

A 5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the land price and single supplement (if chosen), and any extra nights (if requested), and is not included in tour price. These amounts will be listed separately on your invoice.

Optional Single Supplement: $830 USD (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


This tour has been designed by, and will be operated by, our partners at Anderson Vacations based in Calgary, Canada.

Anderson Vacations joined the Adventures Abroad family of companies in 2016 after 25+ years of offering quality touring experiences in Canada, Alaska, and the South Pacific. Adventures Abroad is delighted and proud to partner with AV in bringing AA travellers, old and new, a range of spectacular North American itineraries--from Eastern Canada, the far north and Alaska, British Columbia, and everywhere in between. The booking process and pre-trip service model remains the same--it's just like booking and travelling on an AA tour, with flights, insurance, one-stop-shopping, and all the consumer protection affiliations that protect your investment. The only difference is that you will be travelling with the fine folks at Anderson and other travellers from around the globe who may or may not have booked their trip through Adventures Abroad. Overall, the concept and philosophy are the same, with some small differences in inclusions and group size as noted under the "Trip Information" tab on this page. If you're looking for an adventure but not necessarily "abroad," let Anderson Vacations show you why they have become an industry leader offering sensational journeys right here in our own back yard.

Regions visited: North America
Countries visited: Canada


Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Edmonton, Alberta
Fly from your home to Edmonton, Alberta's capital and one of the popular cities in Canada to visit. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner with the rest of your tour group.

Overnight in Edmonton.

Included Meal(s): Dinner

Day 2 Edmonton - Peace River
Travel north and watch the scenery change from prairie grasslands to lakes and boreal forests. Arrive in the Mighty Peace Country and check in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight in Peace River.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3 Peace River, AB - Hay River, Northwest Territories
Today cross the 60th Parallel Border Crossing into the Northwest Territories, a land that is basically untouched. Travel the highway dubbed the Waterfalls Route. Stop at Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park and view the breathtaking Alexandra Falls from lookouts. Arrive in the town of Hay River, the home of the Great Slave fishing fleet and enjoy a Heritage dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Hay River.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Hay River
Experience the region today on a ‘Walk in my Moccasins’ tour, with cultural and interpretive information along with spectacular scenery. Experience a fire feeding ceremony and a drum show. Take of tour of the Hay River Reserve including the Dene Cultural Institute, and learn the history and traditions of the local people.

Overnight in Hay River.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 Hay River - Yellowknife
Say goodbye to Hay River and cross the mighty Mackenzie River, travel along the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary. Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the free-roaming wood bison often wandering near the roadside. Arrive in Yellowknife, situated on the shores of Great Slave Lake and check into the hotel for a 3-night stay.

Overnight in Yellowknife.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 Summer Solstice
Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Stay up all day and enjoy the community activities and Aboriginal Days, experiencing the true flavour of this northern community. Please note: many of the activities are not confirmed until closer to the solstice. A local guide joins us for a city and gallery tour of the diamond capital of Yellowknife. Learn about the culture, people and history of the area. Tour a mixture of traditional and non-traditional galleries that include Dene art, carvings and tufting, birchwood, glass recyclers and the works of local artists who produce jewelry. Spend time in Old Town and the famous Ragged Ass Road.

Overnight in Yellowknife.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7 Yellowknife
Visit the Legislative Assembly Building and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Aboriginal and European history in the North and displays environmental exhibits. This afternoon, board smaller boats with local guides for an interpretive tour of the harbour and Great Slave Lake, including a traditional Northern Fish Fry dinner, a truly remarkable local experience.

Overnight in Yellowknife.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Yellowknife, NWT - High Level, AB
Depart Yellowknife and again cross the 60th Parallel and enter Alberta, stopping at Evelyn Falls, a giant curtain of water that spills over a limestone sill. A longer day of travel before arriving in High Level often referred to as the Gateway to the South.

Overnight in High Level.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9 High Level - Grande Prairie
This morning, visit The Northern Trading Post which hosts a collection of over 1,600 food and medicine containers, some dating back to the late 1800’s, along with an extensive photo collection. If time permits, also visit the Mackenzie Crossroad Museum and Visitors Centre. Then continue southward to Peace Country. Learn the history and prehistory of Grande Prairie and the Peace River Region at the Grande Prairie Museum.

Overnight in Grand Prairie.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10 Grande Prairie - Edmonton
Tonight we overnight in Edmonton. Enjoy a farewell dinner with the group.

Overnight in Edmonton.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 Departure from Edmonton
It’s homeward bound today with memories of a vast countryside and the fine hospitality that comes from living in the Northwest Territories with lasting memories of the land of the midnight sun!
Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.


Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Fantasyland Hotel

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada

Located within West Edmonton Mall, this modern hotel features rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minifridges and coffeemakers.


Ptarmigan Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Hay River
Country: Canada

On a downtown street 1 block from the Hay River, this classic hotel is 3.7 km from Hay River Airport
... 5.6 km from the south shore of Great Slave Lake. Low-key, modern rooms provide WiFi access, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers.
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Coast Fraser Tower

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Yellowknife
Country: Canada

With views of Great Slave Lake, this casual all-suite hotel is 1 km from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage
... museum and 5 km from Fred Henne Territorial Park.

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Best Western Plus Mirage Hotel

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: High Level
Country: Canada

Off Mackenzie Highway, this straightforward hotel is 1.5 km from the Mackenzie Crossroads Museum & Visitors Centre and 1.9 km
... High Level Airport.
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Sandman Hotel

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Grande Prairie
Country: Canada

This modern hotel is a 3-minute walk from Revolution Place arena, and 1.6 km from the Grande Prairie Museum and
... Village. Modern, relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, as well as seating areas.

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Trip Information

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Inclusions

This tour has been designed by, and will be operated by, our partners at Anderson Vacations based in Calgary, Canada.

'Classic' Touring Category:

The style Anderson Vacations travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the ‘must see’ sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation and coach transport throughout the journey.

Expert Tour Leader or Driver/Guide
3-4 Star comfortable accommodation
Deluxe Coach transportation
Must See’ attractions included
Daily breakfast, some meals and most gratuities included (Tour Leader Gratuities excluded)

Airport transfers for all travellers are included regardless of whether or not you have booked your air through us (this is an exception to our usual policies pertaining to transfers). Early arrivals/late departures will also receive transfers so long as they book their extra accommodation at the group hotel through us.

Exclusions

The customary "end of trip" gratuity for the Tour Leader are not included in your tour price.

Airfare to the start point / from the end point are not included; contact us for a quote or you may book your own once our tour is "guaranteed." Travel Insurance is not included - call us for a quotation (or you may purchase your own).

A 5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the land price and single supplement (if chosen), and any extra nights (if requested), and is not included in tour price. These amounts will be listed separately on your invoice.

Seasonality and Weather

From May through September, visitors can expect pleasantly warm, long days as well as cool, comfortable nights. You will be amazed at the number of hours of daylight that the northern towns receive in June – up to 22 hours per day! And with these extra hours of sunlight, we are treated to an amazing array of special bonuses – an abundance of wildflowers & brilliant blue skies. This tour is based around the summer solstice in and around Yellowknife.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Ground transport provided by deluxe touring coach.

This is a busy tour, but not strenuous. One must be prepared for some early starts and full (scenic!!) travelling days. Roads are excellent, but some slow and winding sections should be expected.

Accommodation

All accommodation is no less than 3-star standard. We always receive great reviews about the hotels' cleanliness, service, accessibility, and convenience/location. In two locations, we are limited to the accommodation and select the best that is available.

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Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver/s, local guides as necessary/appropriate.

Group Size

Maximum 28 plus Tour Leader