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11 DAY YELLOWKNIFE AND THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

CODE
YNWT
STARTING FROM
$2,930 USD
PLACES VISITED
Edmonton, Grande Prairie, High Level, Peace...
YELLOWKNIFE TOUR
Experience the North and the Summer Solstice in the land where the sun never sets! Journey through grasslands and boreal forests, by lakes and rivers, and learn the ways of the north from the people who have always been there.
Start Location: Edmonton End Location: Edmonton
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lady Evelyn Falls
  • Summer Solstice Celebration
  • Prince of Wales Heritage Centre
  • Ragged Ass Road
  • Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary
  • Yellowknife City Tour
  • Hay River Aboriginal Tour
  • Alexandra Falls
  • Waterfalls Route
  • The Northern Trading Post
  • Grande Prairie Museum
  • Mackenzie Crossroads Museum
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Edmonton, AB

Arrive in Edmonton, Alberta`s capital, and one of the popular cities in Canada to visit. Summertime in Edmonton is nothing short of legendary. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like and soak up all the energy of the world's largest northernmost metropolis. From the continent’s first, biggest and wildest Fringe Theatre Festival, to breathtaking sunset canoe tours, bike rides along Edmonton’s scenic riverfront pathways immersive experiences at the Royal Alberta Museum or the Art Gallery of Alberta, or embracing some fun (and shopping) at famous West Edmonton Mall, there is much to do in Edmonton. Edmonton’s culinary scene is known across Canada and beyond. This evening we will enjoy a welcome dinner and experience some of this for ourselves.
Overnight: Edmonton
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Edmonton to Peace River, Alberta

After breakfast, we will do a quick drive tour of Edmonton briefly seeing the major city highlights before heading west and north. We will see the landscape quickly change from prairie grassland to lakes and boreal forest as we travel north. We aim to arrive in Peace River by mid afternoon, check in to our hotel and have the long daylight hours to enjoy exploring the town centre with its selection of restaurants, on our own. Consider walking a couple of blocks west to access the Peace riverfront walking paths and check out the craft breweries.
Overnight: Peace River
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Peace River to Hay River, Northwest Territories

Along drive of about 6.5 hours today as we cross the 60th Parallel border into the Northwest Territories, and enter the sub-Arctic regions of Canada. We will briefly stop at the 60th Parallel for a quick visit to the Visitor Centre. We travel the highway dubbed the Waterfalls Route and stop at the Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park shortly before arriving in Hay River to view the breathtaking Alexandra Falls from a lookout. Arrive in the town of Hay River on the shores of the Great Slave Lake, the home of the Great Slave fishing fleet. We will a heritage style dinner at our hotel.
Overnight: Hay River
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Hay River, Northwest Territories

We sample the region’s Indigenous culture on a "Walk in my Moccasins" tour, with cultural and interpretive information provided by a local guide, surrounded by some spectacular scenery. Part of the experience will be the Indigenous Fire Feeding ceremony and a drum performance. We will tour the Hay River Reserve including the Dene Cultural Institute, and learn about the history and traditions of the Indigenous Dene people. The evening is free to explore the town on your own.
Overnight: Hay River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Hay River to Yellowknife, NWT

We depart Hay River and visit to Lady Evelyn Falls, stopping to see the giant curtain of water as it spills over a limestone sill. We then continue on to the tiny traditional community of Kakisa, 10 km from the Lady Evelyn Falls, on the shores of Kakisa Lake, to see a traditional Indigenous community from close at hand. We then drive to the settlement of Fort Providence, a picturesque little community situated on the shores of the Mackenzie River. The Snowshoe Restaurant here makes for an easy lunch stop and we may see wild bison roaming in the area. We cross the Mackenzie River bridge before travelling along the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary. Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the free roaming wood bison often found wandering near the roadside here. Our next stop is the North Arm Territorial Park for a great view of the north arm of the Great Slave Lake - good place to stretch the legs, use the washroom facilities and take some splendid photos. Finally, we arrive in Yellowknife, situated on the shores of Great Slave Lake, and check into the hotel for our three nights stay.
Overnight: Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Summer Solstice (mid-summer) in Yellowknife

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The sun rises at 3.45 am and does not set until almost midnight providing for 20 hours of sunlight and then twilight for 4 hours. There are plenty of daylight hours to stay up and enjoy some community activities including the culture filled Aboriginal Days, and to experience the true flavour of this far northern community. Please note that many of the community activities are not confirmed until close to actual dates so a degree of flexibility is required in our program for the day. An expert local guide joins us for a city and gallery tour of Yellowknife and we learn about the culture, the Indigenous peoples, the early settlers and the history of the area, now the centre for diamond mining in Canada. We will also aim to visit the Legislative Assembly Building of the Northwest Territories and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Aboriginal and European history in the North and includes environmental exhibit displays. The tour includes a mix of galleries of Dene art, carvings and tufting, birchwood, glass recyclers and the works of local artists who produce jewellery. We will also spend time in Old Town and the visit famous Ragged Ass Road.
Overnight: Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Yellowknife, NWT

The morning is free for you to explore the Yellowknife galleries, craft stores, revisit a museum, take a relaxing walk around nearby Niven Lake or even walk to the Bush Pilot’s Monument for a scenic overview of the town. This afternoon, we will meet and then board smaller boats with our local guides for an interpretive tour of the harbour and Great Slave Lake. We end the day with a traditional Northern Fish Fry dinner, a remarkable local experience.
Overnight: Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Yellowknife to High Level, AB

We leave Yellowknife after breakfast and head south crossing the 60th Parallel and entering the Province of Alberta. We will briefly stop at the 60th Parallel for a quick visit to the Visitor Centre. Today will be a long travel day before we arrive in the town of High Level, often referred to as the Gateway to the South.
Overnight: High Level
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: High Level to Grande Prairie, AB

This morning, we visit The Northern Trading Post located with the Mackenzie Crossroads Museum, to see a collection of over 1600 food and medicine containers, some dating back to the late 1800's, along with an extensive photo collection of the era. These, plus other artifacts in use during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, are showcased in a typical trading post and general store setting complete with attached living quarters. Supplementary displays feature information on the Indigenous Peoples to inhabit the area, and the history of trapping/fur trading, and farming in the region. There is also a display on the life of the pioneer woman settlers. We then start our drive 5 hours drive southwards to the Peace Country. Time permitting, we will visit the Grande Prairie Museum to learn about the history of Grande Prairie and the Peace River Region.
Overnight: Grande Prairie
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10: Grande Prairie to Edmonton, AB

A 5 hour long drive through central Alberta through the town of Whitecourt, brings us back to Edmonton. We will have some time to relax and enjoy our evening at leisure.
Overnight: Edmonton
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11: Depart Edmonton, AB

Our epic northern journey comes to a close this morning as we head home with memories of the land of the midnight sun, the vast open landscapes of the Northwest Territories, and the hospitality of the people who call this part of Canada, home.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
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Thu, 16 Jun 2022
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
$2,930 USD
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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transportation by comfortable coach
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Edmonton
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 10 nights of accommodation (3.5-4 star)
  • 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

Why Take An Anderson Tour?

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Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't

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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our 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.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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