Ivvavik National Park, Yukon

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Run by: Windows On The Wild

Reference number: WOTW-23

From: £3655.00

Price includes: Price includes return flights from London to Whitehorse, two nights room only in Whitehorse, return flights to Inuvik, two nights room only in Inuvik (one before and one after the camping tour), bush plane flight to Ivvavik National Park, four nights camping (tent and camping mattress provided), all meals and snacks whilst camping, guided hikes in the National Park and services of an Inuvialuit cultural host.
 
Dates: June & July

Day 1  Fly from the UK to Whitehorse (via a Canadian gateway city) and stay two nights. Built in the height of the Klondike Gold Rush by prospectors who had survived the strenuous Chilkoot Trail from Skagway, Whitehorse is now the largest town in the Yukon. The area surrounding Whitehorse is still largely unspoiled and the mountain wilderness provides a fantastic backdrop for winter and summer activities alike.

Day 3    Fly from Whitehorse to Inuvik and stay one night. Inuvik, meaning place of people, is known as the Land of the Midnight Sun and the gateway to the Beaufort-Delta. This small town is rich with northern art and culture and is a place to be visited. Located 2 degrees above the Arctic Circle, Inuvik has very unique and beautiful scenery. It is nestled between the treeless tundra and Northern boreal forest on the Mackenzie River and Delta. This delta is Canada's largest freshwater delta and is close to the Arctic Ocean. The area has very distinct flora and fauna which is perfect for hunting and fishing while its terrain is perfect for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Inuvik is the largest town north of the Arctic Circle and is the government centre and transportation hub for the western Arctic. 

Day 4    Take a bush plane flight to Ivvavik National Park. The bush plane flight in itself is an incredible journey over the Mackenzie River delta and when you land on the tundra tires at Sheep Creek Station you will feel like you have been transported back through time.
 Day 5-7    Guided hiking and exploring Ivvavik National Park. Hikes may include Inspiration Point, Halfway to Heaven, Wolf Tors, Sheep Slot or Gordon’s Food Cache. After the hike, kick back on the deck or head down to the river and toss a line in the water (fishing licence is additional). Perhaps you’ll be grilling a Dolly Varden for dinner. Great northern comfort food is prepared by a local camp cook on your tour. Guided hikes will vary in lengths and difficulty. There are no marked trails and the terrain varies from fairly flat to hummocky, with some steep sections. Hike an easy 3 km round trip to Sheep Slot. Inspiration Point is a moderate 5 km route while Halfway to Heaven is a strenuous 11 km return trek. You can also hike on your own and local park staff will be able to help you with maps and suggestions.

Day 8    Return by bush plane to Inuvik and stay one night. 

Day 9    Fly back to Whitehorse and connect with your onward flight back to the UK (via a Canadian gateway city)

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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