Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories
About Edmonton, Alberta
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.
Explore Canada's Northern Frontier, Under The Midnight Sun
Your fun never needs to end when you're basking under the warm summer sun in the middle of the night! This tour provides an experience like no other. If you'd like to breathe unbelievably fresh air and get in touch with nature, this is the perfect itinerary for you.
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Day 1: Arrival in Edmonton, AB
Fly from your home to Edmonton, Alberta`s capital, and one of the popular cities in Canada to visit.
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. Join your fellow travellers for dinner at the hotel.
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.
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.
Day 5: Hay River - Yellowknife, NWT
Say goodbye to Hay River and cross the mighty Mackenzie River on a ferry, 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.
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.
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 lunch, a truly remarkable local experience.
Day 8: Yellowknife - 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.
Day 9: High Level - Grande Prairie, AB
This morning, visit The Northern Trading Post which hosts a collection of over 1800 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.
Day 10: Grande Prairie - Edmonton, AB
Tonight we overnight in Edmonton.
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!
- 10 Nights Accommodation (3.5 - 4 star)
- Professional Tour Leader
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 16 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
- Waterfalls Route
- Alexandra Falls
- Hay River Regional 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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You will visit the following 6 places:
Grande Prairie is a city in the northwestern part of the province of Alberta in Western Canada within the southern portion of an area known as Peace River Country. It is the seventh-largest city in Alberta with a population 55,032 recorded by the 2011 Census, and was one of Canada's fastest growing cities between 2001 and 2006. The city adopted the trumpeter swan as an official symbol due to its proximity to the migration route and summer nesting grounds of this bird. For that reason, Grande Prairie is sometimes nicknamed the "Swan City". The dinosaur has emerged as an unofficial symbol of the city due to paleontology discoveries in the areas north and west of the Grande Prairie.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, Canada. Edmonton's historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place) and a series of annexations ending in 1982. The city serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor. Known as the "Gateway to the North", the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories. Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "Canada's Festival City". It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum.