Day 1: Calgary/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 travelers for dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Peace River - Hay River, NWT (B,D)
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 3: Hay River, NWT (B,L)
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 4: Hay River – Yellowknife, NWT (B)
Say goodbye to Hay River and crossing 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 5: Summer Solstice (B)
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 flavor 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 6: Yellowknife, NWT (B,L)
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 7: Yellowknife - High Level, AB (B)
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 8: High Level - Grande Prairie, AB (B)
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 9: Grande Prairie - Edmonton/Calgary, 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!