YNWT: 11 Day Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories

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Itinerary What's Included Price Day 1: Arrive in Edmonton, AB

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: Edmonton
Hotel: Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Edmonton - Peace River, AB

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: Peace River
Hotel: Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Peace River - Hay River, NWT

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: Hay River
Hotel: Ptarmigan Inn Hotels
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Hay River, NWT

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: Hay River
Hotel: Ptarmigan Inn Hotels
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Hay River - Yellowknife, NWT

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: Yellowknife
Hotel: Chateau Nova Yellowknife
Meals: 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: Yellowknife
Hotel: Chateau Nova Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Yellowknife, NWT

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: Yellowknife
Hotel: Chateau Nova Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Yellowknife - High Level, AB

Depart Yellowknife and again cross the 60th Parallel and enter Alberta, stopping at Lady 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: High Level
Hotel: Best Western Plus Mirage Hotel & Resort, High Level
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: High Level - Grande Prairie, AB

This morning, visit The Northern Trading Post which hosts a collection of over 1600 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: Grande Prairie
Hotel: Sandman Hotel Grande Prairie
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Grande Prairie - Edmonton, AB

Tonight we overnight in Edmonton. Enjoy a farewell dinner with the group.

Overnight: Edmonton
Hotel: Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Depart Edmonton, AB

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!

Meals: Breakfast

Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


 

Start Date
End Date
Price
Single Supplement
Sun 16 Jun 2019
Wed 26 Jun 2019
$3,025 USD
$1,035 USD
Mon 15 Jun 2020
Thu 25 Jun 2020
$3,145 USD
$960 USD

 

 


 

(does not include 5% tax).

Tour centers around Summer Solstice in Yellowknife. Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on first and last days.

Highlights



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

 

 

Inclusions



  • 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • 10 nights of accommodation (3.5–4 star)
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Edmonton
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach

 

 

Hotel List



Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

Located within West Edmonton Mall, this modern hotel is a 6-minute walk from World Waterpark, a 7-minute walk from Galaxyland...
... Located within West Edmonton Mall, this modern hotel is a 6-minute walk from World Waterpark, a 7-minute walk from Galaxyland and 7 km from Fort Edmonton Park.

Standard rooms come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature whirlpool tubs, and suites add separate living spaces. Quirky themed rooms offer distinctive touches like igloo beds, replica rail cars or basketball hoops.

A classic grill restaurant features hardwood floors and leather seating. There’s also a chic lounge.

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

This modern hotel is 6 minutes' walk from the Twelve Foot Davis statue and a 12-minute walk from the Peace...
... This modern hotel is 6 minutes' walk from the Twelve Foot Davis statue and a 12-minute walk from the Peace River Museum, Archives & Mackenzie Centre.

Contemporary rooms and suites include free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some rooms have kitchens, while select suites offer whirlpool tubs and fireplaces.

There's a restaurant serving Canadian cuisine, a Vegas-style lounge, and a sports bar with pool tables. Other amenities include an exercise room, and an on-site liquor store.

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Ptarmigan Inn Hotels

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

On a downtown street 1 block from the Hay River, this classic hotel is 3.7 km from Hay River Airport...
... On a downtown street 1 block from the Hay River, this classic hotel is 3.7 km from Hay River Airport and 5.6 km from the south shore of Great Slave Lake.

Low-key, modern rooms provide WiFi access, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Studios, suites and family rooms are also available.

Amenities include a fitness centre, laundry services and a seasonal patio. Casual meals are served in the bistro-style restaurant, while a sports bar has daily specials and live entertainment on weekends.

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Chateau Nova Yellowknife

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

A 5-minute walk from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, this airy hotel is 2 km from both Snowking's...
... A 5-minute walk from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, this airy hotel is 2 km from both Snowking's Winter Festival park and the Bush Pilots Monument.

The relaxed rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites have whirlpool tubs.

Parking is free. There’s a warm steakhouse and a laid-back bar, plus a fitness room, a steam room and a sauna. A business centre and meeting/event space are available.

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Best Western Plus Mirage Hotel & Resort, High Level

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

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

The warmly decorated rooms and suites come with free WiFi, desks and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some suites add whirlpool tubs or kitchenettes.

There's a restaurant and a lounge, as well as an exercise room, a business centre and meeting rooms. The indoor water park features an indoor pool, a 15-person whirlpool and a kids' water playground.

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Sandman Hotel Grande Prairie

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

This modern hotel is a 3-minute walk from Revolution Place arena, and 1.6 km from the Grande Prairie Museum and...
... This modern hotel is a 3-minute walk from Revolution Place arena, and 1.6 km from the Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village.

Modern, relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, as well as seating areas. Suites add pull-out sofas, and some have separate living rooms, kitchenettes and whirlpool baths. Room service is available.

Parking is free. There's an on-site Denny's diner, a sports bar and a lounge. Additional amenities include an indoor pool with a hot tub, a fitness centre, and a 24-hour business centre, as well as meeting rooms.

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