Arctic Adventure Tours offers a variety of summer and winter tours. In summer we feature our Tuk Tour, a spectacular flying tour to the village of Tuktoyaktuk on the Beaufort Sea. Our Dempster Fly/Drive package is also a fantastic tour. In winter we feature dog sledding, snowmobiling and driving ice roads.
Accommodations are available in full-service cabins.
Bed and Breakfasts
Accommodations are available in full service cabins with kitchenettes. Breakfast foods are included in kitchens.
Let us drive you down the longest public and government maintained ice road in the world! This tour takes you from Inuvik, Northwest Territories all the way up to the coastal village of Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. On this full-day tour you will drive 185 kilometers on the Mackenzie River and Beaufort Sea ice following the "Ice Road Truckers'" route. You will see the pingos for which Tuk is famous and we will also give you an interesting tour of the village of Tuktoyaktuk that includes a visit down into the underground community freezer buried deep in the permafrost. Truly a fascinating and unique experience! www.whitehuskies.com
The Arctic Loon Chalet is a comfortable and spacious secluded cabin located in a beautiful area about 20 kilometers from Inuvik. The cabin is situated up on a cliff overlooking a tranquil lake and is accessible in winter by snowmobile or by dog team. In summer it is a great hiking destination from the Dempster Highway. We offer guided hikes to the cabin any time of the year. At the cabin you can pamper yourself with a good soak in our new cedar outdoor hot tub followed by a nice dinner that includes salmon or Arctic Char. This quiet wilderness retreat is a place where you can connect with yourself and with nature. In winter it is an ideal place to watch the Aurora away from city lights.
You can also enjoy accommodations in our own log home or cabins at the Arctic Chalet summer and winter. Our full-service cabin units are clean, cozy and comfortable. For more info visit: www.arcticchalet.com
Canoeing and Kayaking
Arctic Adventure Tours offers Canoe and Kayak rentals for self-guided river expeditions. Olav, an experienced Arctic bush pilot who knows the country is available to help you plan your trip.
$200 per week for our popular Royalex Expedition Canoes.
Spray covers, paddles & PFDs included.
Daily rates: $45 for Canoes.
Prices include all accessories.
Welcome to dog sledding at its best! This is real mushing in the REAL NORTH, above the arctic circle. Learn to command and drive your own dog team getting a taste for mushing through complete hands on experience. Our tour allows you to interact with real Northern Arctic sled dogs, not racing hounds. For your dog sledding experience we offer several different tours. Our introductory tour is “The Fabulous Fun Run” where we run for about one hour on an exciting and unique trail system like none other. Our “Overnight Tour” takes you on a half-day run to a spacious and comfortable bush cabin up in the hills overlooking a tranquil lake. Out at the cabin you can do some snowshoeing and also enjoy soaking in our outdoor hot tub while viewing the Aurora away from the city lights. Half-day and full day trips are also available.
In April we offer a MULTI-DAY EXPEDITION from Inuvik to the Beaufort Sea. We take up to four dog teams at a time with each person driving 5 or 6 of our beautiful White Huskies. This is a 6-day camping trip through some awesome country on an overland route that takes you out of the Mackenzie Delta, up into the barrenlands and across the Eskimo Lakes that connect to the Arctic Ocean. Our journey takes us on to the Inuvialuit village of Tuktoyaktuk and beyond. You will see the Pingo Canadian Landmark, a whaling camp and experience traveling on some beautiful sea ice. This trip is an experience of a lifetime and is geared for the healthy and physically fit person. www.whitehuskies.com
In Summer and Fall we offer some nice hikes, but you must keep in mind that you are in the far north and the bird food supply is abundant! In other words do come prepared for mosquitoes and other insects. We recommend wearing long sleeves or a bug shirt, long pants and a head net that you can wear over your favourite hat.
Our short one-hour walk is from the Arctic Chalet dog kennels to Grassy Lake accompanied by a few of our friendly White Huskies. We walk on a prepared sawdust trail that leads us through the forest and across a little bridge to Grassy Lake. Sometimes we see beavers, eagles and other birds and water fowl and a host of little wildflowers and berry plants. It is a delightful walk through nature. Cost is $45 per person.
We offer a short guided hike to the Arctic Loon Cabin any time of the year. You will walk in on a well-marked but natural trail that follows the contour of the land. This cabin is the only cabin on the lake and is surrounded by the natural beauty of hills and forests. You can also enjoy paddling across the lake in one of our canoes for some excellent hiking. You can get more details from our web site: www.arcticchalet.com. Cost is $125 per person.
Let us take you by snowmobile to visit the Canadian Reindeer Herd up on the wild tundra. This is an easy day trip with lots of photo stops. The trip is about two to three hours of traveling each way and everyone has the option to drive a machine without a passenger sitting behind. Once we are within the grazing area we will be met by the Sami reindeer herder who will escort us to the herd where we will spend a couple of hours. We will all have lunch around a campfire with the herder who will tell us about the history of this unique herd. After lunch you can walk with the herder to get some great pictures of this herd of about 3,000 animals. For more information go to: www.whitehuskies.com
Snowshoe to the Outpost Cabin located on the edge of the Campbell Hills outside of Inuvik. This is an easy 45-minute walk on snowshoes through a winter wonderland! Enjoy a fantastic experience watching the northern lights above the Arctic Circle! Watch the amazing display of the Aurora Borealis from a cozy cabin at the Arctic Chalet or from our very secluded Outpost Cabin further out of town far from city lights. We have enjoyed some spectacular shows out there! We also offer an overnight dog sled trip to this cabin with our beautiful White Huskies. The cabin is spacious and comfortable and is a wonderful place to just relax or enjoy more snowshoe trails in the area. We provide a dinner and there is also the option to spend the night. We can also combine snowmobiling and snowshoeing on this tour. Prices vary depending on group size. www.whitehuskies.com
Come with us on a day trip down the Dempster Highway to look for caribou, bears and wolves. The scenery alone is worth the trip anytime but the best time to view caribou, bears and other wildlife is during August. The autumn colors are also at their best near the end of August. www.whitehuskies.com
Bald Eagles nest in the woods behind the cabins at the Arctic Chalet. You can walk on a nice nature trail to the area where they nest and sometimes get some good sightings of these majestic birds.
Let us give you an experience of a lifetime with an adventure above the Arctic Circle! Enjoy a variety of tours both summer and winter. We can take you up the longest ice road in the world. Travel by snowmobile up into the barrens to see the Canadian Reindeer Herd of about 3,000 animals. Mush your own team of beautiful White Huskies on our guided tour out to a cabin where you can spend the night and return the next day. Or you can experience dog sledding on our Fabulous Fun Run with the White Huskies. Then there is the trip of all trips with our beautiful white huskies! Experience a MULTI-DAY EXPEDITION to the Arctic Ocean! We can also put together a package for you that includes a few of these activities or all of them plus much more.
In the Summer let us book you in for the tour to Tuktoyaktuk. This is the most popular tour available in the Inuvik area and we will make sure you are well prepared for this marvelous half-day trip. We can also get you to Herschel Island in a float plane during July and August. We rate this our #1 summer tour. For more information check out our web site at www.whitehuskies.com
The Tuk Tour
The Tuk Tour is the most popular flying tour in Inuvik and there is a good reason for that! This flight takes you right up to the Beaufort Sea and the village of Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk for short). On our tour you will enjoy a 50-minute scenic flight over the Mackenzie Delta and down the river where you will fly past a whaling station and then over to the pingos for which Tuktoyaktuk is famous. Your charming Inuvialuit guide will meet you at the airport with a vehicle and will give you an interesting 2-hour ground tour of the village. On the tour you will have the chance to dip your toe into the Arctic Ocean or you can take the polar bear plunge! Another highlight of this tour is going down into the underground community "ice house" or freezer buried deep in the permafrost. We will give you a headlamp so you can see this fascinating and unique place up close as you explore up and down each corridor. As you walk into the various rooms you will see ice crystals on the ceiling and walls of sand, silt and ice. In the rooms you might see frozen fish, parts of caribou, pails of muktuk or other parts of animals used for food; all kept frozen naturally all year. After your ground tour your pilot will take you back to Inuvik on a different route so you can see the barren lands and tundra. This delightful half-day tour takes 4 hours from take off to landing and is something you will never forget. Cost is $385 to $400 per person.
Herschel Island Tour
We also offer a fabulous day trip in a float plane up to Herschel Island situated in the Beaufort Sea. This is the best flying tour that you could possibly do in this area! The 1.5 hour flight each way takes you over some breathtaking scenery and gives you a chance to see moose, caribou, muskox, bears and other wild animals. You will land in Pauline Cove where the park rangers will meet you and give you a tour of the historic buildings reminiscent of the days when there was a thriving whaling community on the island. You have 2 hours to hike and explore around the island. The wild flowers and bird life are extraordinary. Herschel Island is truly magical! Total time is about 5-6 hours. $650 per person for four passengers.
Sightseeing Day Trips
Come with us on a day trip down the Dempster Highway to look for caribou, bears and wolves. The scenery alone is worth the trip anytime. In June and July the wildflowers are amazing and during August the autumn colors are spectacular! www.whitehuskies.com
We can offer you the best rates in town on a vehicle. Some are restricted to town use only, others are allowed on the Dempster Highway and ice roads. Prices range from $95 to $120 a day with 100 km free per day and 25 cents for excess kms.
Enjoy one of our Dempster Highway tours through some spectacular scenery. We offer a nice long day trip from Inuvik to the Arctic Circle Crossing up in the Richardson Mountains or a two-day trip from Inuvik to Dawson City, Yukon. We also have a fly/drive package that lets you experience the Dempster Highway from Dawson City to Inuvik and we fly you back. This package includes other flights and tours and gets you all the way up to the Arctic Ocean! See our web site for details. www.whitehuskies.com
If you are planning a business trip to Inuvik in the winter and are looking for an interesting, unusual and fun place to have meetings, we have the right place. How about having your meeting or workshop out at a spacious and comfortable cabin outside of town? We can give you a guided tour to the cabin either by snowmobile or everyone can walk out on snowshoes (a much shorter route). This scenic walk is about 40 minutes from the trail head on the Dempster Highway to the cabin. The ride to the trail head is only 15 minutes. For more info on the cabin please go to www.whitehuskies.com.