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Canadian Arctic Experience

 
6 days,Arviat to Arviat
NCAE

Learning about the history and culture of the Inuit people of Arviat, catching site of incredible wildlife like whales, foxes, arctic birds and possibly polar bears, being surrounded by untouched Arctic scenery, exploring this frontier by foot, boat and all-terrain vehicle.

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For centuries, the Inuit have thrived in Canada’s Arctic, one of the world’s remotest and most extreme climates. Come explore the impossibly beautiful environment that keeps them there. Built for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and travellers keen to learn more about this incredible culture, this trip brings you to the very ends of the Earth. By foot, boat and all-terrain vehicle, you’ll visit secluded villages, delve deep into Inuit culture and tradition, and brave the elements in search of only-in-the-Arctic wildlife against the most stunning landscapes you’ll ever see. From down here, the Arctic seems cold. But once you’ve met it face-to-face, you’ll feel nothing but warmth.

What's Included

  • Guided tour of Arviat town, visit the site of one of the original Hudson's Bay Company, learn about dog sledding and meet the mushers and their teams, boat tour to Arvia’juaq National Historic site with wildlife viewing, visit a traditional Inuit camp and enjoy a cultural performance, visit local artisan studios and centres for demonstrations, enjoy stories, tea and bannock in a local home, ATV excursion to Qikitaarjuaq National Historic site.
  • 5 breakfast, 4 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD100-125 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Centrally located hotel (5 nts)
  • Air conditioned private touring van, boat, ATV, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 10, avg 8.
Day 1 Arviat (D)

Arrive at any time and transfer to hotel. Welcome meeting at the hotel with a local dinner including some traditional foods. After dinner enjoy a historical presentation from your local guide.

Day 2 Arviat (B,L,D)

Guided tour of the community and surrounding area, learning about the town's history and culture. Hike to the site of the Hudson's Bay Company outpost and meet some local dog mushers and their teams.

Day 3 Arviat (B,L,D)

Enjoy a boat tour visiting the Arvia'juaq National Historic site and enjoy amazing wildlife viewing with the chance to see birds, whales and—if we are very lucky—polar bears.

Day 4 Arviat (B,L,D)

Discussion of Inuit culture and history with local people, plus demonstrations of drum dancing and throat singing. Traditional tea and bannock at a local artist's home, then stop at a local sewing centre for demonstration and shopping.

Day 5 Arviat (B,L,D)

Take a trip by ATV (all-terrain vehicle) to the Qikitaajuaq National Historic site. Enjoy the amazing Arctic scenery, wildlife and even do some berry-picking.

Day 6 Arviat (B)

Transfer to the airport.