Connect with Inuvialuit culture

Explore this amazing landscape under the 24-hours of daylight of the midnight sun! © F. Mueller / Parks Canada

Climb aboard a Twin Otter bush plane for your Arctic adventure of a lifetime. Fly over the Mackenzie Delta and into the heart of the British Mountains. Hear the stories and experience the culture of your Inuvialuit hosts. Guided hikes

Explore the breathtaking mountain wilderness of Ivvavik National Park. Kick back and relax under the midnight sun at a comfortable Arctic base camp. Parks Canada guided Arctic base camp trips make this hiker’s paradise easier to get to.

Inuvialuit cultural host

Inuvialuit cultural host

All trips include:

 

~Flights from Whitehorse, Yukon & Inuvik, NT

~Hotel 1-2 nights before & after (depending on flights)

~Transportation between the Parks Canada office in Inuvik and the airport
 ~Charter flights from Inuvik, NT to Ivvavik National Park, YT and return
 ~Use of Imniarvik base camp facilities including washrooms and bear-safe storage
 ~Use of camping mattress
Guided hikes

~Accommodation in prospector or mountaineering tents
 ~All meals and snacks
 ~Guided hikes
 ~Inuvialuit cultural host
 ~Northern backcountry use fee

The optional interpretative hikes on this experience are of varying lengths and difficulty. There are no marked trails and the terrain varies from fairly flat to hummocky, with some steep and very steep sections. Good waterproof hiking boots with strong ankle support are required for your comfort and safety.

Easy, moderate and strenuous hiking options are available. It is recommended that you have the ability to hike over uneven terrain for a half to a full day.

Option Add-On: Parks Canada Fishing License (Daily $9.80, Annual $34.30)

5-Day Catered Trips to Ivvavik National Park

Trip Dates Seat(s)
Available*
June 
June  0
June 

(3 NT Inuvik Accom.)
June 
June
July 

5-Day Catered Trip with Herschel Island Excursion

Trip Dates Seat(s)
Available*
July 
July  : 

(3 NT Inuvik Accom.)

 

*Option:Parks Canada Fishing License (Daily $9.80, Annual $34.30)

 
 
 

 

 

Tuktut Nogait National Park

Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp: A Northern Iconic Experience

Laughing with an Elder
Hear the stories from the land from your Inuvialuit cultural host
© C. Jones / Parks Canada

Hike in a place where the summer sun never sets. Where the sky is immense and land is limitless. Where you walk in a dream world of rolling hills and multicolored tundra. It is the world of Tuktut Nogait, home of the young caribou. Fly by Twin Otter on floats to Uyarsivik Lake. Trek where countless sites bear testimony to the land’s ancient human history. Try your luck at landing a Lake Trout for dinner – if today’s not your day, then enjoy a home-style meal prepared by a local cook. Immerse yourself in the dramatic stories of this land, told best by Inuvialuit guides who’ve lived in this land for generations.

All base camp trips depart from the Parks Canada office in Inuvik, Northwest Territories

What’s included in the experience?

  • Flights from Whitehorse to Inuvik
  • Hotel Accommodation 1 night before/after
  • Transportation between the Parks Canada office in Inuvik and the floatplane base
    examining an artifact
  • Charter flights between Inuvik, NT and Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp in Tuktut Nogait National Park
  • Use of camping mattress
  • Accommodation in mountaineering tents
  • Guided hikes
  • Interpretation by Inuvialuit cultural host
  • All meals and snacks
  • Northern backcountry use fee

waterfall viewing

La Roncière Falls Heli-Hiking Day Trip Option from Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp $*

Get a bird’s eye view as your helicopter flies over the tundra landscape. Admire the grandeur of La Roncière Falls. Hear the roar of the Hornaday River. Feel the mist on your face. Spend the day exploring the spectacular canyon ridges of this amazing section of the Hornaday River. This additional opportunity is one that many seek but few get the privilege.*If the minimum required number of participants is not reached, this excursion will be cancelled and the fees refunded no later than 30 days prior to the date of departure.

Is this trip for me?

viewing the wide open spaces

The optional interpretive hikes on this experience are of varying lengths and difficulty. Good waterproof hiking boots with strong ankle support are required for your comfort and safety. It is recommended that you have the ability to hike over uneven terrain for a half to a full day.

 
2017 Trip Dates Seat(s)
Available
TBD

Price: $ w/o La Roncière Falls Heli-Hiking Day Trip Option

 $. w/La Roncière Falls Heli-Hiking Day Trip Option 

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**More dates may be added once this trip is full.

 

Base Camp Trip Info Sheet

2015 TNNP info sheet
TNNP Info Sheet
EN_2015.pdf
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Base Camp Trip Gear List

2015 TNNP Gear list
TNNP_GearList
EN_2015.pdf
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Inuvik, NT
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